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Stockport Krazy Races Search for 2023 HEADLINE Charity
22 Sep 2022

CALLING ALL STOCKPORT CHARITIES 

Krazy Races, the popular, free to attend national soapbox derby which is coming to Stockport on Sunday 28th May has today launched the search for its headline charity partner for Totally Stockport Krazy Races. 

Krazy Races has taken the U.K by storm this year with nearly 50,000 people coming out to support the free to attend  events when they visited Shropshire, Cheshire and Wolverhampton City Centre. Krazy Races sees local teams made up of friends and businesses build and race weird & wacky soapboxes through the centre of Towns & cities while raising money for local charities.


Since its creation back in 2018, the event has raised over £40,000 for local charities and good causes. Every team who enters a soapbox raises money for a local charity close to their heart with the event backing a headline charity partner who has a big presence on and leading up to the day.


In 2022, Krazy Races partnered with national charity Macmillan Cancer Support for all its Summer events. The partnership allowed the charity to collect and receive funds through several revenue streams including; car park donations, event brochure money as well as hundreds of pounds through cake sales and raffles. The final total for the year for Macmillan and other local charities is over £30,000. For Totally Stockport Krazy Races, the team have decided to ask the charities from Stockport to come forward and contact event organisers before a consultation period will take place followed by a public vote. 


The partnership will run from Thursday 3rd November until two weeks after Totally Stockport Krazy Races finishes on the 28th May 2023. This will give one local charity the chance to raise money and awareness at the ‘Kraziest’ event in town! 


As part of the partnership, the selected charity will be given the opportunity to fundraise at the Krazy Races scrutineer event which takes place between 2-4 weeks before the main Soapbox event on Sunday 28th May 2023. The selected charity  will also feature on the Krazy Races website with a go fund me link set up for the event. As well as the Krazy Races social media channels. 


Dates for Krazy Races Charity selection process;

22nd September-9th October- Stockport charities invited to put themselves forward by emailing hello@krazyraces.co.uk

9th October- Entry closes 

10th-13th October- Consultation with charities

14th October- 2nd November- Public Vote via Krazy Races social media channels.

3rd November 2022- Chosen charity announced. 

 

Criteria for charities;

A not-for-profit charity
Have a UK Registered Charity Number
Located in the Stockport postcode area, with activities directly benefiting the people of  Stockport
Staff/volunteers able to attend the event on Sunday 28th May 
A good connection with local businesses to encourage them to enter a soapbox on your behalf. 
A commitment to promote our event locally and on your website/ social media channels as well as through local PR & media. 

Sarah Belcher, director and creator of Krazy Races; “Our Krazy Races events are all about raising as much money for local charities as possible while giving families a fantastic free day, bringing the local community back into the Town and city centres. We work closely with our headline charity partner to help integrate them into the heart of the event, giving them as many opportunities as we can  to raise as much as possible! This is our first time asking the public to recommend and vote for a local charity that they are passionate about and we are excited to meet and work with the eventual winner.” 


Totally Stockport Krazy Races charity partner application opens today. Interested charities need to email hello@krazyraces.co.uk before midnight on the 7th October for a chance to be chosen by the public through an online vote, which will take place from 14th October. 

Totally Stockport Krazy Races will be coming to Town on Sunday 28th May for more information visit www.krazyraces.co.uk 

 

ENDS 


For more information contact;

Danny Scoffin 

Head of Marketing

Sarah Belcher Events LTD

danny@sarahbelcherevents.co.uk