Wear a Funky Scarf Day

Thank you so much to everyone who got funky on Friday 26th January to help local people in hardship. There are lots of photos from the event on our Facebook page

Get Funky in 2019 – the date for your diary is Friday 25th January.

We need your help! Could you contact your local school to ask them to support Wear a Funky Scarf Day 2019?

Schools and colleges – are you interested in finding out more about supporting Wear a Funky Scarf Day?

About Wear a Funky Scarf Day

Wear a Funky Scarf Day – FAQs

Why ‘Wear a Funky Scarf Day’?  
The concept is simple; donate an amount of your choice or gain sponsorship for wearing your scarf for the day and by doing so help to support local people affected by hardship or crisis. Wear a funky scarf day, which in particular aims to highlight the issue of fuel poverty over the winter period, was created by Charity Link in 2015 and is a fantastic opportunity for individuals, schools and businesses to get involved in a fun fundraising event to help beat the post-Christmas blues, whilst also making a huge difference to our communities most vulnerable. It is a reality that many cannot afford to keep themselves warm over winter, but with your help we can support many more individuals and families. Scarf is used in the loosest terms; you can choose a well-worn multi-coloured scarf that your mum knit for you years ago, a feather boa, an animal hat & scarf combo, cravat, head-scarf, shawl or stole, just make sure you get involved! Wear a funky scarf day is part of Charity Link’s activities for Poverty Action Week.

How do we get involved?
It is really easy to get your school or business involved; simply register now to receive your fundraising pack. Inside you’ll find details on running your event, posters, stickers and an information leaflet about Charity Link.

Can we take part on a different day?
The official ‘Wear a Funky Scarf Day’ is always on the last Friday in January but if this is not convenient we’d be delighted for you to run your dress up day anytime you choose.

How do we pay in the money raised?
Online donation – Visit our ‘Just Giving’ page where you can simply click on ‘donate’ button (top right of the page) and then choose the amount you wish to donate. Input your card details on this secure site and the money comes directly to us.

BACs Transfer (electronic bank transfer):
Our account: LCOS Ltd
Account Number: 03253310
Sort Code: 30: 94 : 97 (Please include your name /organisation as a reference)

If send in funds via online donation / BACs transfer we’d be grateful if you could let us know so that we can confirm receipt and thank you for your support. Email rachel.markham@charity-link.org.

Cheques: Made payable to Charity Link. Forward to: Charity Link, 20a Millstone Lane, Leicester, LE1 5JN.
Cash: Drop funds in to the office (address above) during standard office hours (please include a note with your contact details so that we can thank you).

Will you send us a certificate? 
All schools and businesses that take part and pay in their donation will receive a thank you letter and certificate.  Please make sure you let us know the name and address of your school/business when paying in your donation so we know who to thank. If you would like to receive a certificate, please just let us know.

Please get in touch if you have any questions about taking part. We’d be happy to help!

Contact: Rachel Markham at Charity Link.  Email rachel.markham@charity-link.org or call 0116 222 2218


Celebrity supporters

Thanks to the local figures who have supported Wear A Funky Scarf Day previously, including:

Rosemary Conley CBE

Rendall Munroe – AKA The Boxing Binman

Jo  Pratt, food writer and presenter

Claire Lomas MBE – motivational speaker and funrdraiser

Thanks also to Jon Ashworth, MP for Leicester South who has been supportive of Wear a Funky Scarf Day since the start, and also to Nicky Morgan MP, Loughborough – both have written to schools in their constituency previously encouraging them to take part.

Wear a Funky Scarf Day is perfect for schools and colleges to support. It gives the opportunity to talk about the issue of local hardship, whilst having a great time and raising vital funds! Click here for information for schools and colleges.