FAQs

Why does a storage company do charity events?


Kelly’s is a third generation, family-run business with strong core values. We believe that successful companies should give back to the communities they serve & our charity events are an innovative approach to charitable giving. We want to help charities help themselves and by applying a business-like approach to fundraising we can ensure charities receive far more than we could give as monetary donations.


You say 100% of the money goes to charity, what does that really mean?


Exactly that! We do not charge entry fees but ask for voluntary donations which go straight to the charity as does any sponsorship money or donations paid in on our website. Our website also enables gift aid to be pledged on all money donated, meaning the total to charity is increased! We cover transaction fees too, so really every penny does go to charity.


What is Gift Aid? How do I know if I am eligible?


Donating through Gift Aid means the charities we support can claim 25p extra for every pound you donate, all at no extra cost to you! When donating to or sponsoring someone in one of our events, just tick the “Gift Aid my donation” box to pledge. In order to Gift Aid your donation you must be a UK taxpayer and understand that if you pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax in the current tax year than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all your donations it is your responsibility to pay any difference.


I don't want to make a donation but would like to raise money through sponsorship. Is this possible?


If you prefer not to make a donation and wish to raise money from sponsorship instead (suggested minimum £50 per person) that is absolutely fine. Just call 01483 448430 or email charityevents@kellystorage.co.uk.


I have entered as an individual and now want to be part of a team, how can I do this?


If you have already signed up and now want to create your own team or join the team of someone you know, then click the “Enter Team” button on the event you are taking part in. If you want to join the team of someone you know, click “Join an existing team”, select the team name from the list, and click “Join” on their page. If you are looking to set up a team, click “Want to create a team?” and enter your details. You can either add team mates and donate on their behalf or invite them to join your team and raise with you!


I would like to donate less than the suggested voluntary minimum. Can I still enter?

You may still enter. Just call 01483 448430 or email charityevents@kellystorage.co.uk.