On Tuesday 22nd March, the Stripey Stork team attended the Reigate and Banstead Business awards at Reigate Manor. The awards are designed to showcase the vibrant and diverse range of businesses in the local area, with nine categories covering everything from food and drink to fitness.
This year, a new category had been included – The Charity and Social Enterprise award. Sponsored by The Surrey Chambers of Commerce, the award recognised charitable organisations focused on benefiting local people and the area. The criteria that the winning organisation needed to demonstrate were: strong leadership and a capable team, sustainability, clearly outlined social goals and objectives and that they were making a real impact in the local area. We were thrilled to have been nominated, alongside YMCA East Surrey and Active Prosects UK.
When the day arrived, The red carpet was out at Reigate Manor and we were delighted to be able to mingle with other local businesses.
After a delicious 3 course meal, it was time for the Master of Ceremonies Ortis Deley to announce the winners. Drumroll… we won! It was an honour to be recognised in this way and we are so proud of what we do.
We couldn’t do what we do without our great team and fantastic supporters. . Our volunteers are the heart of Stripey Stork, they have their sleeves rolled up, aprons on and they’re ready to tackle whatever job awaits them – and they always do it with a big smile on their face and a cup of tea nearby! The following day it was lovely to be able to celebrate back at the warehouse with them – with cake and a glass of non-alcoholic fizz!
If you are interested in volunteering with us and becoming part of Team Stork then find out more about volunteering and please do get in touch.
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