Stag Print supports mental health charity for 2020

Surrey based print and packaging company, Stag Print, has announced its support for local mental health organisation Oakleaf as its charity of the year for 2020.

Oakleaf is a mental health charity supporting some of the most vulnerable adults in the Surrey community. Their beneficiaries are adults aged 16-67 suffering from a mental illness. They address multiple problems of social isolation, unemployment, poverty and discrimination that their clients face.

Oakleaf helps clients overcome huge barriers and work with them to rebuild their future by actively training, engaging and supporting them to gain practical skills and the confidence needed to return to the workplace. Training programmes in subjects such as IT, horticulture and upholstery, enable clients to acquire new skills and practical work experience.
In addition, Oakleaf runs accredited Mental Health First Aid courses for employers who wish to better understand how to support the wellbeing and mental health of their employees.

Stag Print is providing direct funding to support three people through the upholstery training course as well as sponsorship and fundraising activities throughout the year. The award-winning family company is also offering the charity pro bono printing services.

Eli Beckett, fundraising and partnership manager, Oakleaf, said: “This is fantastic news. We really cannot thank Stag Print enough and are so happy to have them on board for 2020. As a small regional charity, business support such as this is an essential lifeline for us and those who need our help. Our upholstery course gives our clients the opportunity to gain practical work experience in a supported environment, it is giving individuals a sense of purpose and 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 this will make a real difference to our beneficiaries.”

Sushil Patel, managing director, Stag Print, added: “Oakleaf does amazing work in the local community and we are proud to be associated with them. The stigma of mental health is slowly being eroded. And initiatives like those provided by Oakleaf, which allow people to open up and help themselves through challenging times, play an important role. We are delighted to assist in some small way.”

To learn more about Oakleaf’s work visit www.oakleaf-enterprise.org

Stag Print is a family owned business based at the Merrow Business Park in Guildford, Surrey. It was founded in 1979 by Rajendra Patel from a small site in Hanworth, west London. As the company grew it relocated to Twickenham, and then to Guildford in 2008 and has been there ever since.

Rajendra’s son Sushil Patel joined the business in 2013 as managing director following a career at KPMG in transactions and strategy consulting. Under his direction, Stag Print has modernised and expanded its customer base and reach.
In 2019 Stag print celebrated 40 years in business and won a coveted national award – Solutions for Packaging at the Solutions Awards – for its innovative work on solving a customer’s packaging problems.

Stag Print produces an array of printed product packaging such as boxes and sleeves for consumer products, and marketing print such as brochures and leaflets for educational establishments and medium sized businesses It also provides printing services for other printing companies seeking experience and expertise in high quality higher volume print jobs.

The company is committed to protecting the environment for future generations which is why it has an established environmental policy. This includes obtaining 100% of its paper and board from responsible sources, recycling all waste paper and litho plates, favouring environmentally conscious suppliers and products, and using energy efficient LED lights and equipment at its premises.

To learn more visit www.stagprint.co.uk