Posts by Susy Moore

Stripey Stork Wish List – February 2019

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

Stripey Stork Wish List – February 2019

Thanks to all of your generous donations during January, this month we have a very short wish list. These are the items which we are currently accepting: Buggies/prams – all types Cots/cot beds – no mattresses Stair gates – pressure fit only Bouncy chairs Single sheets Changing bags   February donation dates: Wednesday 6th February 10am-12pm Wednesday 13th February 10am-12pm Saturday 16th February 10:30am-12:30pm CLOSED FOR HALF TERM Wednesday 27th February 10am-12pm Please note we cannot accept any clothes, toys, books or games this month. As tempting as it can be, please only bring donations from the above list of items which we currently need....

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The Kindness of Christmas

Posted by on Jan 31, 2019 in Stories | 0 comments

The Kindness of Christmas

“I felt like a proper mum for the first time ever.” It was the end of a busy week at the office when the post arrived one Friday before Christmas 2018. We opened a Christmas card and a crisp ten pound note fell out. The handwritten message inside stopped us in our tracks: “Dear Stripy Stork Thank you for all the help you have given me and my baby. Last year I was in a bad place and was dreading Christmas. I had no family, no presents and tried to pretend it wasn’t happening. My support worker got me some things from you and I am so greatful (sic). I didn’t realise how important it was to give my son a gift. When he opened the Frozen snowman toy and I saw his face I felt...

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Support the Stork in 2019

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

Support the Stork in 2019

What’s in store for Stripey Stork this year and how can you help to do your part? Read more to find out if 2019 will be the ‘Year of the Stork’… Reflecting on 2018   No post about looking forward would be complete without starting from where we’ve come. 2018 was a big year for us. The ambitious target we set ourselves to respond to 2018 requests for help was exceeded; we were able to respond to a massive 2276 requests from our referral partners, which were made on behalf of the local families they support. We estimate that the total value of these new and pre-loved items which have been passed onto the local community this year is over £600k.   Targets for...

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Mum2Mum 2019

Posted by on Jan 20, 2019 in Latest News | 0 comments

Mum2Mum 2019

We are excited to announce the launch of our popular Mum2Mum campaign. Now in its sixth year, it’s clear that our Mother’s Day campaign resonates with so many of you and we get great feedback from those who donate, as well as those who receive. Many of the Mums that we help won’t receive a gift on 31st March. Mums without partners, friends or family to recognise the difficult but amazing job they’re doing. Mums who go without all year round to provide for their children. We want to let them know that they are doing a fantastic job and we are thinking of them – local families helping local families. Mum to Mum. Last year we provided 227 gifts for Mums (accompanied...

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Stripey Stork Wishlist (January 2019)

Posted by on Jan 3, 2019 in Latest News | 0 comments

Stripey Stork Wishlist (January 2019)

After not accepting donations in December so we could concentrate on getting referrals out before the Christmas break and Santa Stork, we are now in a position to start accepting pre-loved donations in the new year. So, we’ve scanned our shelves and now have a new wishlist to kick-start 2019, it’s pretty long but we know how much our supporters like a challenge and to help. As always, we’ll let you know if this list changes throughout the month via our social media channels, but for now these are the items which we are currently accepting:   Buggies & prams – all types Cots & cot beds – without mattresses (please ensure all...

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