Supporting the Royal British Legion’s Thank You Campaign

Magenta Self Storage is supporting the Royal British Legion’s ‘Thank You’ campaign that is being organised by the Self Storage Association UK.

Magenta, along with other Self Storage companies in the UK will be part of The Royal British Legion’s ‘Thank You’ campaign to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, see’s self-storage managers have joining together to highlight women’s involvement in the war.

This new focus for the Royal British Legion is a “Wave of Gratitude for the Forgotten Women of the Great War”, which ties in with the Royal British Legion’s campaign dedicated to remembering the normal Britons that helped in the war effort. The campaign will last for 100 days, each day representing a year since the end of hostilities and this includes the individuals that supported it from home rather than serving directly.

August marked the start of the Wave of Gratitude campaign that will last for 100 days. Each day representing a year since the end of WW1 with the campaign concluding in Armistice Day on the 11th of November.

Of the Magenta stores our newest store in Banbury was selected to represent Magenta. Branch manager of the store Helen Tooby said: “We want to commemorate local women like Mary Nicholls, who was employed as a forewoman in Banbury’s National Filling Factory No9 during the war. She was one of millions of women who replaced our male workforce while the men were away fighting. She worked tirelessly to support the war effort, producing over 4 million shells to send to the Front. They all worked long hours for little pay in a terribly dangerous environment.”

Royal British Legion head of remembrance Catherine Davies added: “One of our key ambitions this year is to highlight the contribution of the whole First World War generation. Women played an utterly essential role in the war effort, seizing the opportunity to prove their worth and take another step towards getting the vote. Each and every one of them deserves our thanks.”

As part of this project, we will be hanging a large banner at our Banbury store by the M40 junction showcasing and acknowledging local forgotten women from the war, but we need your help. Magenta Self Storage is looking for women whose stories may have been lost to history with the most inspiring to be celebrated this enormous banner. Please nominate any women from the Banbury area who you believe played a key role in the war and should be remembered. Help us to share their story!

The banners will feature a photo of a forgotten woman from the war, a brief outline of who she was, or is, and what she did during the war. Magenta are extremely proud to be a part of and supporting this campaign.

All nominations should be sent to WomenWeThank@ssauk.com

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