Stripes4Stripey - 2021

Join us in being stripey together again...

Thursday 17th June is this year’s annual day of wearing stripes, where we ask our supporters to ‘get stripey’ with socks, a top, an accessory or the whole shebang, and donate to help local families in need. We want to build up a fund to buy the items we need to complete our clothing packs all year round.

Due to the consequences of the pandemic, we are busier than ever as more families have been thrown into crisis and need our support. Whether you’d like to support this campaign as an individual, school or business, please join us in making our efforts this year the biggest and most successful yet. We need your stripey self! 

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What's on this Stripes4Stripey

First and foremost, we need you to dress in stripes on Thursday 17th June and donate – that’s what Stripes4Stripey is all about! We absolutely love seeing your photos on social media – don’t forget to tag us and use the hashtag #Stripes4Stripey2021 – so we can add you to our photo montage.

Pop-up fairy door hunt

Something magical and stripey for all to enjoy, in Reigate's Priory Park from 15-30th June.

Stripey's bake-off

We are so excited to be launching our Stripes4Stripey bake-off competition, especially as none other than Tony Tobin – celebrity chef from ‘Ready, Steady, Cook’ – is going to be the judge.

To enter all you have to do is submit a photo by 9pm on Thursday 17th June, of your stripey themed entry to [email protected], with your name and which of the following categories you are entering:

  • Best Junior Baker – 1st place winners for infant, junior and senior schools. Each winning a family cinema ticket for the Harlequin Theatre in Redhill.  
  • Best Corporate Baker – 1st (box of brownies from The Dinner Table), 2nd and 3rd places (toiletry gift packs).
  • Best All-round Baker – 1st (box of brownies from The Dinner Table), 2nd and 3rd places (toiletry gift packs).
  • Wildcard – if it’s edible, stripey and not a sweet treat, then it belongs here, rainbow salads here we come. 1st (box of brownies from The Dinner Table), 2nd and 3rd places (toiletry gift packs).

Winners to be announced on Friday the 18th June, plus we’ll make you famous.

Corporate/community organisations

If you’re part of a local organisation, here’s some ideas of how you can get involved…

Schools

If you’re involved with a school in any way – parent, teacher, PTA – we have lots of ideas and experience of engaging your school’s community…

The Soapy Zebra - limited edition bath soak duo

We are so excited to be supported by local business, The Soapy Zebra, once again. This time it’s for Stripes4Stripey, where they’ve combined two packs of limited edition 25g bath salts to support our campaign. The duo charity pack is only £2.50 (plus p&p – but with such a great range of products, don’t stop there!), with £1.50 per pack kindly being donated to Stripes4Stripey2021.

The turquoise salt is a flower burst explosion, which will turn your bath a lovely blue colour, with the orange salt being on the fruity team, with a retro jelly bean fragrance. Both are amazing on their own or combined. What’s more, you could even immerse yourself in a stripey soak by alternating the colours to create a stripey effect. We love this idea and can’t wait to give it a go!

Packs will also be available to purchase from our Reigate warehouse from 7th June. Swing by, we’d love to say hi! Just let us know you’re coming first by emailing [email protected].

Just some of the Stripes4Stripey fun from previous years!

June's countdown to Stripes4Stripey

We have lots of children’s activities planned for Stripes4Stripey month and we’d love for your family to join in the fun. If you’ve enjoyed any of the below, please consider making a donation to our campaign as a show of appreciation.

Today’s free activity: Give Stripey some colour! 

You will need: Colouring pens or pencils (and any other craft materials you’d like to use). 

What to do: Download this free colouring sheet designed by the fantastic Nicola B and colour it in!

Once you’re done, why not display in your window for everyone to enjoy.

We’d love to see your finished picture – upload to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #Stripes4Stripey2020.

Today’s free activity: Stripey loves stories!

Do you love reading like Stripey?

Join Donna and Stripey for Storytime at 10am today, reading local author Eoin Laughlin’s soon to be released book While We Can’t Hug. Just head over to the Infinity: a Space to grow Facebook page at 10am.

Click here to watch the video (posted after the event).

To make Stripey’s bookmark, you will need: Paper or card, colouring pens or pencils (and any other craft materials you’d like to use).

What to do: Follow these written instructions to make a Stripey Stork inspired corner bookmark. You can also watch this fab video by one of our young supporters Charlie, demonstrating how to make the bookmark.

We’d love to see your finished bookmark – upload to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #Stripes4Stripey2020.

Today’s free activity: Stripey’s model making challenge!

Today’s challenge is to create a model of something to do with Stripey Stork. It could be Stripey himself, a cot, pram or toy. Stripey Stork won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service last year, you could even make a model of Her Majesty!

You will need: Materials to make a model – Lego/Duplo/playdough/junk modelling.

What to do: See instructions for inspiration. Here’s what Becca, one of our young supporters, came up with as she recreated the Stripey Stork warehouse in Lego – take the tour here.

We’d love to see your finished model – upload to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #Stripes4Stripey2020.

Today’s free activity: Stripey’s activity pages!

It’s time to get busy! Can you solve the wordsearch, master the tongue twister and help Stripey through the maze to find his nest?

You will need: Colouring pens and pencils.

What to do: Download this free activity workbook.

Don’t forget – upload your photos to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #Stripes4Stripey2020. 

Today’s free activity: Stripey bakes!

Bake something yummy – and stripey of course – to share with your family.

You will need: Ingredients for your stripey baking.

What to do: Find a Stripey recipe to follow. These rainbow biscuits from Red Ted look brilliant and are made using just flour, butter, sugar and food colouring, or you could do use a plain biscuit or cake and decorate it with stripes.

Why not treat the family to an afternoon tea? To set the scene, you might like to download our stripey cake toppers and bunting here.

If you don’t have a sweet tooth then what about Stripey bread or pizza?

We’d love to see your finished yummy baking! Upload to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #Stripes4Stripey2020.

Today’s free activity: Stripey family movie night!

Invite the family to your movie night. Download templates to make tickets, a popcorn holder and a movie clap board. Choose a movie everyone will enjoy and set the room up like a cosy cinema. 

You will need: Popcorn, drinks, templates and colouring pens/pencils. Oh, and a good movie! 

What to do: Download instructions and templates here to make tickets, a popcorn holder and a movie clap board.

We’d love to see your photos! Upload to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #Stripes4Stripey2020. 

Today’s free activity: Stripey art attack!

See what you can find whilst out walking or in your garden and make a picture from your found objects. Why not try making Stripey, or a rainbow?

You will need: Paper, glue or tape, colouring pens… and your endless imagination! 

What to do: See instructions.

We’d love to see your photos! Upload to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #Stripes4Stripey2020. 

Today’s free activity: Make a Stripey fort! (or should that be nest?)

You will need: A large sheet or blanket, 2-4 chairs, some heavy books, some big cushions (ideally from a sofa), pillows and smaller cushions, a soft duvet, paper, colouring pencils and craft materials, a torch, perhaps some fairy lights and some secret snacks.

What to do: Download the free instructions for building, decorating and protecting Stripey’s secret nest. 

We’d love to see your photos! Upload to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #Stripes4Stripey2020. 

Today’s free activity: Design a kindness card!

Stripey Stork is all about kindness and today we’re asking you to make a kindness card for someone you care about.

You will need: Paper/card, colouring pens and pencils. 

What to do: Firstly, have a good think about who you would like to send a card to. Perhaps there’s a friend, neighbour, teacher or someone in your family that you’d like to say “thank you” to, or even just say “hi!”?  Make a card or postcard using any craft materials you’d like – the more colourful, the better!

We’d love to see your photos! Upload to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #Stripes4Stripey2020.

Today’s free activity: Stripey Scavenger Hunt!

Can you find 10 stripey things around your house? Hint – this could be a good time to start thinking about what stripey clothing you’re going to wear on Thursday 18th June for Stripes4Stripey Day! 

You will need: Download the free instructions

We’d love to see your photos! Upload to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #Stripes4Stripey2020. 

Today’s free activity: Stripey’s High 5!

Today is about thinking positive. Think 5 happy thoughts – this could be 5 things you are grateful for or 5 things that you are looking forward to. You might like to write them down in an interesting way (you could try using different pens or styles of writing), you could photograph them, or make a picture of them. It’s great to share positivity – why not send a message to your friends or family (or tag them on social media), sharing your Stripey High 5 – maybe they’d like to pass it on and do it too?

You will need: Colouring pens and pencils, paper. 

What to do: See instructions for inspiration – with or without prompts.

We’d love to see your Stripey High 5! Upload to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #Stripes4Stripey2020. 

Today’s free activity: Stripey’s Stories Quiz!

Today we have a challenge for all you book lovers out there! Test your knowledge of popular stories with our quiz sheets.

You will need: A pen and paper

What to do: Download quiz sheets
Preschoolers & Infants
Infants & Juniors
Juniors & older children

We’d love to see your photos! Upload to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #Stripes4Stripey2020. 

Today’s free activity: Stripey’s live family song requests with Kelly from Boogie Monsters!

Our lovely friends at Boogie Monsters have a treat for us. 

Fun and interactive live song requests with Kelly – the keyboard player from the UK’s award-winning family pop and rock band, Boogie Monsters!

Kelly’s own little monster Elsie, the Boogie Monster and Stripey will all be joining in under the disco lights, and we’d love you to come along too!

Kelly will be your real life jukebox, taking your family song requests LIVE, so you can sing and dance along to your favourite tunes! Pop songs, action songs and nursery rhymes – it’s the mini-gig in your front room, where you get to choose the setlist!

Boogie Monsters are kindly making this a free event but adults might like to consider making a donation to the Stripes4Stripey Fund in place of their ‘ticket’.

You will need: No equipment needed, but you might like to get dressed up, find some funky lights, bubbles, percussion instruments or props and practise your best moves!

What to do: Head over to the Boogie Monsters Facebook page at 4pm today to join the live concert. See Facebook event for details.

In case you missed it, here’s the video link.

We’d love to see photos of you enjoying the gig! Upload to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #Stripes4Stripey2020 and #BoogieMonstersJukebox. 

Today’s free activity: Stripey’s nature eye spy!

How many things from Stripey’s nature eye spy can you spot on your family walk today?   

You will need: A pen and paper.

What to do: Download Stripey’s nature eye spy sheet here.

We’d love to see your photos! Upload to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #Stripes4Stripey2020. 

Today’s free activity: Make your own mini Stripey

Cuteness warning!

You will need: 1 x toilet roll, some paper or card, scissors and glue, as well as orange, yellow, blue and black pens or paint to decorate.

What to do: Download instructions and template. You can also watch this fab demonstration video by one of our young supporters Caitlyn.

We’d love to see your photos! Upload to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #Stripes4Stripey2020. 

Today’s free activity: Stripey #GetsActive challenge!

Let the team at Run Reigate inspire you to be and stay active in this fun video, where Stripey makes a star appearance. After watching the video we guarantee you’ll ‘feel it too’ and be excited about putting your trainers on for #Stripes4Stripey2020.

We’d love to see photos of you getting active! Upload to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #Stripes4Stripey2020. 

Today’s free activity: Make a kindness fortune teller

You will need: Paper and colouring pens or pencils.

What to do: Download instructions here. You can also watch this fab demonstration video by one of our young supporters Sophie. Did you notice our very own Pants song playing in the background? Performed by local legend Mr Scullin – you can watch the full music video here.

We’d love to see your photos! Upload to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #Stripes4Stripey2020. 

Today’s activity: Stripes4Stripey!

Today is the day when we ask all of our supporters to wear something stripey and make a donation. The money raised from Stripes4Stripey helps us to buy new items such as pants, socks, vests and PJs that we add to the packs of pre-loved items that we send out all year round.

You will need: Something Stripey to wear – this could be socks, hairbands, ties, or head-to-toe stripes!

Join us all and share your photos! Upload to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #Stripes4Stripey2020. 

How corporate/community groups can get involved!

If you’re part of a local organisation, then perhaps you’d like to take part in one of the below? For a small donation from each participant, you’ll be supporting Stripes4Stripey whilst catching-up and having fun.

How schools can get involved!

Talk to us!

We have lots more ideas of how you can take part as a local community group, business or school. Donna, our Community Ambassador, would love to talk these through with you.