Stripes XI is a charity committee that was formed in 2013 by a group of guys that lost a very dear friend to Cancer. Shaun was the absolute life and soul of any social gathering, whose time here made a huge impression on those that were fortunate enough to know him. Our committee name, is derived from the football team we all played for at the time of Shaun’s passing, which Shaun was heavily involved in.
In his memory and in thanks to the incredible end of life care he was given, Stripes XI club was founded with the goal to raise as much money as possible for pilgrims hospice, where Shaun saw out his remaining days.
A charity football match was arranged and the day raised an incredible £12,000.
Fast forward to 2019, and the group reformed with some old and new faces, to once again attempt to fund raise. This time however, it was decided that Prostate Cancer UK would benefit from the committee’s efforts. Our aim is to raise £20,000. 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in their lifetime and Stripes XI are trying to do their bit to support the amazing work Prostate Cancer UK do.
Our charity match was pencilled in for May 2020, however, a global pandemic put pay to our fundraising plans. We therefore spent the next two years, including the time spent in lockdown, raising money in other ways; online raffles via social media, live head shaving and golf days (where possible)
The culmination of all of our hard work, comes together on Sunday 8th May at the Build Kent Stadium, the home of Folkestone Invicta FC, where the committee and their old teammates take part in a charity football match, Stripes Legends Vs Nailbox legends, two former Sunday league sides that all of the founding members, and players on the day have played for in the past. So please, anything you can do before then with our online auction would be amazing and of course, should you wish to support us on the day, gates open at 12:00. Admission is £5 per person, which also includes free entry into a prize draw for a holiday worth £1500!!
Stripes XI Club