15 Jan BLOG: Stag Print’s support of Oakleaf
At the start of 2020, we were delighted to hear that the award-winning Surrey-based print and packaging company, Stag Print, had chosen Oakleaf as their Charity of the Year. Little did we know they would be providing invaluable support throughout a global pandemic!
With 2020 behind us, we wanted to highlight some of the wonderful ways Stag Print has helped Oakleaf during what was certainly a memorable year.
At the start of 2020, Stag Print provided Oakleaf with direct funding to support three of our clients through our upholstery training course. Our upholstery courses give our clients the opportunity to gain practical experience in a supported environment, providing a therapeutic practice and hands-on work-related skills. All of our training courses are free of charge to clients.
It is all about giving individuals a sense of purpose; an understanding of just how much they can achieve while managing their mental health. We are so grateful to Stag Print for their donation, as it will make a real difference to our clients.
We were thrilled to receive a generous printing budget from Stag of £500 for the year. They printed- beautifully- everything from new Covid-19 signs, to our client handbooks, to our 2019/20 Annual Review, to Christmas cards. This generous pro bono printing allowed us to focus more funds on our service provision. The quality of their printing is fantastic, and with their help we were able to print with the most suitable specifications every time. They are also incredibly easy to communicate with, providing prompt replies and quick turnarounds. We would recommend using their services to anyone! Find out more about Stag Print here.
As the restrictions continued, we decided to host a succession of Oakleaf Covid-19 ‘lockdown quizzes’ to raise much-needed funds while helping to lift people’s spirits and give them something to look forward to during difficult times. Sushil Patel, Managing Director of Stag Print and his family have- and continue to be- some of our top quiz supporters!
Stag Print have participated in almost every single one of our Oakleaf Virtual Quizzes (11 and counting) that we have been hosting since the first lockdown back in April 2020, competing under many brilliant names including, ‘And the Winners Are’, ‘The Black Hole’, and ‘Ask Jeeves’. To date, we have managed to raise more than £3,500 from these quizzes.
Christmas Care Baskets
Due to the Governmental restrictions that were put in place in December 2020, we were unfortunately unable to hold our annual Client Christmas Party. Instead, we decided to run a fundraising campaign to enable us to produce and deliver hundreds of Christmas Care Baskets for clients.
Stag Print kindly sponsored several of the care baskets, to help remind our clients that they are cared for and had not been forgotten during a particularly challenging festive season. Without donations like these, the care basket project would not have been possible and we are ever so grateful.
As we begin the new year, we want to say a huge thank you to everyone at Stag Print for their continued support of Oakleaf- including the pro bono printing budget of £1,000 they have offered Oakleaf for 2021. We are incredibly grateful for your generous support of mental health in Surrey.
“Oakleaf does amazing work in the local community and we are really proud to be associated with them. The stigma of mental health is slowly eroding, and these initiatives from Oakleaf not only allow people to open up and help themselves through challenging times, but they also play an important role in society. We are delighted to be able to assist in some small way.” – Sushil Patel, managing director, Stag Print
To learn more about the services Stag Print have to offer, please visit: www.stagprint.co.uk