Press & Media

Stripy Lightbulb CIC is on a mission to educate and engage at every available opportunity. This includes press and media coverage. Here are some of the places you may have seen or heard us already!

Learning Excellence Awards 2022

Learning Excellence Awards – Finalist 2022

Finalist in two categories:

  • S06. Health, Medical, Pharmaceutical and Social Care
  • OA05. Outstanding Course or Initiative

The awards event was held in April 2022.

The OT Magazine

The OT Magazine

An article in the September/October 2021 edition – Nice Guidelines on ME/CFS Paused – (the article is on pages 34-35, they should auto load)

An article in the July/August 2020 edition – The COVID-19 Aftermath – (the article is on pages 60-61, they should auto load)

An article in the January/February 2020 edition – Uncovering ME and CFS –

'Woman of Inspiration' Award 2020.

WISE – Women In Social Enterprise

An initiative of Natwest – Social and Community Capital and Pioneers Post.

Our Managing Director Sally Callow has been added to the ‘WISE 2020 Inspiration List’ for her work with Stripy Lightbulb CIC.

‘……brilliant women leading the UK’s social enterprises in their battle to survive and thrive during the Covid-19 pandemic’

DSC Influencer Award 2020
Our MD Sally Callow being presented with the award

DSC Award Winner

Managing Directory Sally Callow won the ‘Influencer’ award, in recognition of her work for the global M.E community with both Stripy Lightbulb CIC and ME Foggy Dog. The Directory of Social Change Awards were held in the House of Lords on 22nd January 2020.

‘DSC Social Change Awards celebrate the passionate individuals and effective organisations committed to making a positive impact on society.’

The Pamodzi Creatives Podcast

Stripy Lightbulb CIC’s Managing Director Sally Callow recorded this podcast with Roni Edwards from Pamodzi Creatives a few months ago because she has been nominated as an ‘Inspirational Woman of Portsmouth’. The awards recipients will be announced at an awards event on 6th March 2020!

Listen to Sally on the podcast…

HWRK Magazine - download the PDF

HMWK Magazine

We wrote an article to bring M.E./C.F.S. to the attention of teachers. Our article was published in Winter 2020 – Issue 10.

View/Download the article as a PDF… (600kb)

The Ginger and Nuts ‘Extraordinary Guests’ Show.

You can listen to our MD Sally’s interview on the Ginger and Nuts website…

Express FM

Our MD Sally had her own one-hour radio show in early 2019! She hosted a ‘Portsmouth Playlist’ slot to raise awareness of M.E./C.F.S. and to talk about her work with Stripy Lightbulb CIC and ME Foggy Dog.

BBC South Today

Sally has been interviewed on the BBC South Today News program about ME Foggy Dog, her other ME awareness venture.

Portsmouth Star and Crescent

A two part interview in September 2020 – Part 1Part 2