As Thursday 22nd June dawned and the stripey socks, t-shirts and trousers came out, it could only mean one thing – Stripes4Stripey2023 was here. Our annual campaign where we ask everyone to go crazy with their stripes, have fun and donate or fundraise for Stripey Stork. This year we focused on raising money to support our school days appeal. We believe that a child thriving at school should not be dependent on their family circumstances and the money raised will go towards providing the school supplies that children need to embrace school life and make the most of their education.
Thank you to all of our fantastic supporters. So far we have raised…
* Including offline donations and gift aid.
Don’t worry, if you haven’t yet donated, there’s still time to donate via our Local Giving link. We appreciate your unwavering support and love seeing how enthusiastically you get involved.
The stripiest start to the day
Before the warehouse doors were even open we were seeing pictures of our fabulous #TeamStork in their stripes. At the warehouse, in the office and at home we had a fabulous display of stripes from short to socks and t-shirts to trousers.
The local community coming together for Stripes4Stripey 2023
One of the highlights of Stripes4Stripey is seeing how our community comes together to raise funds and support our campaign.
Our corporate partners at WTW got involved by wearing their stripes and collecting donations of stationery for our school days project.
Carrington School really got behind our campaign this year. They held a stripey mufti day and collected items of school uniform and stationery to wupport our school days project. Thank you to everyone who got involved. We were amazed at the amount of items you collected.
We were delighted that the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Reigate and Banstead showed their support for Stripes4Stripey. Cllr. James Baker joined us for a tour or our warehouse and tea and cake with our volunteers and Cllr. Eddy Humphreys shared a picture of both him and his wife wearing their stripes whilst on holiday.
Stripes4Stripey is all about helping children and families and we love it when children get involved. Thank you to all the schools who held collections, organised donations and wore stripes.
It really means a lot when people support us year after year and Unison Choir and Merstham Cricket Club are big fans of Stripes4Stripey and this year was no exception.
We’re always grateful for people sharing our social media posts, tagging us in their pictures and spreading the word about the capaigns that we run. Special thanks to Eco Earlswood, Woodhatch and Whitebushes Partnership Network Group, Share the Load Virtual Assistant Emma Newburn, The Girl Who Gardens and Sals Shoes.
Quiz Night at Reigate Manor
Once again Stripes4Stripey culminated in a Quiz Night held at Reigate Manor. Quiz master Chris challenged our knowledge on everything stripey, science, news, and a tricky guess the year round. With a delicious curry served after round 4, we were refuelled and the battle for the crown reached new heights, with one of the teams from Furzefield School being crowned the eventual winners.
Thank you to the teams from The Belfry, Mole valley Family Centre, Furzefield School, Ntrust and those from Team Stork. Huge thanks also to Chris, Holly and the Reigate Manor team who once again put on a fabulous evening. We raised an incredible £1600.
Thank you to everyone who joined in and supported us this year. Every action, whether big or small matters. Thank you for donating, sharing on social media and spreading the word.
Special thanks to:
- Reigate Manor for hosting our curry and quiz night
- The Deputy Mayor James Baker for visiting the warehouse and wearing his stripes
Our corporate partners
- WTW for wearing the stripes and organising a collection
- Osborne for joining in the fun
- Puzzler for raising money with their bake sale and donating a raffle prize
- Celtic Contractors for their generous donation
- The Belfry for their support and coming to our quiz night
- Signature @Reigate Grange for getting stripey and donating a raffle prize
- Ntrust for coming to our quiz night
- Unison choir for holding a stripey rehearsal and collection
- Merstham Cricket club for supporting us at their ladies’ training night
Local schools, charity partners and community groups
- Carrington School for holding a stripey mufti day and collecting uniform and stationery
- Reigate Grammar School for holding a mufti day
- YMCA Merstham pre-school wearing their stripes and holding a collection
- Banstead Prep for getting stripey with their stripey ice lollies
- Furzefield School for bringing three teams to our quiz night
- Sandcross School for joining in
- Mole Valley Family Centre for coming to our quiz night
- Woodhatch and Whitebushes Partnership Network Group
- Sals Shoes
- The Girl Who Gardens
- Eco Earlswood
- Share the Load Virtual Assistant Emma Newburn
- The Hygiene Bank Godstone & Bletchingley and The Hygiene Bank- Oxted, Hurst Green & Edenbridge
We'll be back next year for more Stripes4Stripey fun - save the date Thursday 20th June 2024
If you are interested in supporting our campaigns, there are lots of ways to get involved including volunteering, corporate volunteering, and fundraising. Our Partnerships Manager would love to hear from you: firstname.lastname@example.org