Posts by Susy Moore

Easter project to help combat holiday poverty

Posted by on Apr 5, 2019 in Latest News | 1 comment

Easter project to help combat holiday poverty

As the school holidays approach, many children and parents alike will inevitably be getting excited about the time they’ll be spending together, the fun things they’ll be doing with friends and the break from the normal routine. But, this sadly may not the case for those families who are already struggling on a low income. The reality for them is often hunger, boredom and more stress. A new government report shows a continued rise in children in the UK growing up trapped in poverty – this figure now sits at 4.1 million, with 70% of those coming from working households*. During the school holidays, the detrimental effects of poverty on children’s health increases...

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Stripey Stork Wish List – April 2019

Posted by on Apr 1, 2019 in Latest News | 0 comments

Stripey Stork Wish List – April 2019

Thank you for all of your generous donations so far this year. This month our wish list is very light, but with the pending move we are only accepting donations which are low in stock or we know we can re-home quickly: Boys clothes: 9mths-3yrs and 7-16yrs (We are fully stocked with the sizes in between) Girls clothes: 9-12mths and 11-16yrs (We are fully stocked with the sizes in between) Please note that we are fully stocked with all other clothing sizes, baby bottles, puzzles and games at the moment. April donation dates: Wednesday 3rd April 10am-12pm Closed for Easter holidays Wednesday 24th April 10am-12pm Location: Our office is in Redhill, Surrey, of which there is...

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Mum2Mum2019 makes a record difference

Posted by on Mar 30, 2019 in Latest News | 0 comments

Mum2Mum2019 makes a record difference

What a result for this year’s #Mum2Mum campaign – we can now report that a total of 529 gift bags have been distributed to local Mums in need in time for Mother’s Day. That’s 529 happier Mums who will receive an acknowledgement from their children on this special day – one which may not have been made possible if it wasn’t for this invaluable campaign. This year we felt privileged to hear back from one of the Mums who had received a gift pack and wanted to express her gratitude in telling us what it meant to her. She had recently left an abusive relationship and had been pleasantly surprised when in the immediate days which followed, her local Children’s Centre...

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We’re Spreading our Wings

Posted by on Mar 23, 2019 in Latest News | 0 comments

We’re Spreading our Wings

And we need your help more than ever before! For those of you who are signed up to our mailing list, you will have already heard our big news! We found out at the end of last year that we need to find a new home. There is a planning proposal in place for development of the business park where we operate, and our lease is unlikely to be renewed after August this year. We needed to take action. The last time we had to search for new premises it took us a year to find somewhere suitable so we got straight on the case. I’m pleased to say we were luckier this time and we’ve found somewhere that fits the bill. We have taken this as an opportunity to find somewhere that will...

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Amazing Women Making a Difference

Posted by on Mar 8, 2019 in Stories | 0 comments

Amazing Women Making a Difference

A brand new Mountain Buggy double pushchair was rehomed by Stripey Stork this week. So, what does this have to do with International Women’s Day we hear you ask? Well it’s the journey it made, and the women that made it possible – we believe they should be celebrated. The donor This brand new Mountain Buggy was sent to us by Natural Baby Shower. Double buggies are usually in short supply at Stripey Stork so it’s always exciting when we receive one. Lauren and the team at NBS made this happen as part of the partnership with us that they recently announced. They wanted this ex-display item to be rehomed where it would make a real difference and they trusted Stripey...

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