‘Get stripey’ at work in support of seafarers


Employees in maritime businesses are being urged to ‘Get stripey’ in an exciting new fundraising campaign for Seafarers UK.

The charity, which supports those in need across the Merchant Navy, Fishing Fleets, Royal Navy and Royal Marines, is asking employees to wear something stripey on Friday 16th May, and to donate just £1 each in support of seafarers and their families who are facing tough times.

“Get stripey is an incredibly simple and fun idea and we really hope that staff at all levels and in any role will want to get involved, as little or as much as they can,” said Nigel Shattock, Director of Fundraising & Communications at Seafarers UK.

“People can come to work dressed in a smart stripey top, a pair of stripey socks or perhaps a very loud stripey skirt or tie. They might want to be subtle and just paint stripes on their nails, or make more effort and even bake something stripey to sell. Basically anything stripey goes, even hair!’

In return, all monies raised will go to support seafarers in need, and their families. Last year Seafarers UK paid grants totalling £2.5 million to 84 charities that helped more than 150,000 people in need. But Seafarers UK received bids for twice that amount, which is why the charity is now calling on 5,000 maritime business contacts to have fun and ‘Get stripey’.

For more details visit www.getstripey.org