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Stork Stories – getting it ‘just right’

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in Stories | 0 comments

Stork Stories – getting it ‘just right’

In today’s post we hear from one of our regular volunteers. We are proud to respond to a range of requests from local partners and this recent referral from a local hospital had an affect on all involved.   *please note that this story includes the subject of baby loss*   “As a regular volunteer with many years’ experience at Stripey Stork, it’s fair to say that I have been very moved by the work of the dedicated referral partners who support so many families in our community.  Their involvement spans across helping alleviate the stress of poverty in families to re-building young lives shattered by domestic abuse.  Their work is gritty and...

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Stork Stories: Zauna

Posted by on Feb 25, 2018 in Stories | 0 comments

Stork Stories: Zauna

As part of my role at Stripey Stork, I work with the referral sources to discover stories about families we’re helping to support. Some of the stories can be extremely harrowing and some incredibly sad. I heard about Zauna from one of the wonderful local Outreach Workers and her story quite caught me. She agreed to meet me to speak face to face, so that I could hear her story directly. I wasn’t sure what to expect as she’s faced some enormous challenges, so would she be a defeated person, feeling really low? I wondered how I would feel if put in the same situation. In the UK she experienced domestic abuse to the extent she was unable to sleep for fear of violence. She...

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Who we help – Sarah’s story

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 in Stories | 1 comment

Who we help – Sarah’s story

Sarah’s story When Sarah Robinson, 23, left hospital after the birth of her baby daughter Elizabeth in January this year, she wasn’t able to feel the excitement most new mother’s enjoy upon bringing their precious new arrival home.  Instead of returning to a nursery full of new clothes and toys, Sarah, a waitress, made her way back to the room in a local hostel where she had been staying for three months. Unable to live with family after a disagreement with her mother, and struggling with mounting debts, Sarah describes the situation she faced as a ‘living nightmare’. The hostel could only accommodate her and her daughter, while her husband, Chris, 25, had to stay...

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