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Dispatches: #SafeAtLast

Posted by on Mar 6, 2019 in Latest News | 0 comments

Dispatches: #SafeAtLast

In a TV first, Channel 4 Dispatches spent over a year filming inside our local women’s refuge, Reigate and Banstead Women’s Aid (RBWA), to shed light on the extreme difficulties faced by survivors of domestic abuse and the funding challenges of the refuge which has become a lifeline for women like them.         You can watch #SafeAtLast on Channel 4 Catch-Up – it’s such a powerful piece, which is sympathetically narrated by Julie Walters and highlights a very real challenge which is happening right now on our...

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Stripey Stork Wish List – March 2019

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

Stripey Stork Wish List – March 2019

Thank you for all of your generous donations so far this year. These are the items which we are currently accepting for the month of March: Boys clothes: 2-3yrs, 6-16yrs Girls clothes: 6-12mths, 2-3yrs Bouncy chairs Playmats/baby gyms Changing bags Baby toys: 0-12mths Toddler toys: stacking/sorting/musical type   Please note that we are fully stocked with all other clothing sizes, baby bottles, puzzles and games at the moment. As always, please only bring donations from the above list of items. We need to ensure that what we accept can...

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Stripey Stork helping families get Ready4School

Posted by on Feb 26, 2019 in Latest News | 0 comments

Stripey Stork helping families get Ready4School

We know that ‘school readiness’ is a focus for many families and the health professionals who support them. This has been a timely reminder for us to publicise the many resources we have at our fingertips to help local and disadvantaged children in preparation for this. In Surrey*, data suggests that it is low income families which are experiencing poor levels of school readiness, so we want to ensure that we are doing everything possible to support the local health professionals who rely on our services to help the families on...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Santa Stork 2018 – Our Giving Day

Posted by on Dec 11, 2018 in Latest News | 0 comments

Santa Stork 2018 – Our Giving Day

“Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.” – Charles M. Schulz Our Santa Stork campaign really does get more extraordinary every year. This year was our fifth and the Giving Day was an incredible event. Here’s a sense of what it was all about, and some special thanks to those who played their part in making it happen. Since October we have been building up to Giving Day, which was held on Monday 10th December this year. It was an early start for #TeamStork. With the help of ASD Transport, Karl AKA “man...

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Grow your Tenner with Stripey Stork

Posted by on Dec 4, 2018 in Latest News | 0 comments

Grow your Tenner with Stripey Stork

***UPDATE – The Grow Your Tenner campaign has now closed as the full £100,000 match fund pot has been allocated by Localgiving. Thank you to everyone who supported us with this opportunity.***   Every year Localgiving present local charities with an opportunity to make their funds go even further with a match funding opportunity. Many of you have asked when this is going to be launched and we can now reveal details of this year’s Grow Your Tenner campaign. There’s no question that the need for our services is on the increase,...

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Born on the Breadline

Posted by on Nov 5, 2018 in Latest News | 0 comments

Born on the Breadline

We watched the recent Channel 4 Dispatches programme – Born on the Breadline, with anticipated interest on Monday 29th October 2018. It highlighted the growing need for UK baby banks in the last 5 years and interviewed some of the working parents who had no choice but to turn to charitable donations to be able to feed and clothe their children. We were one of the organisations that were invited to provide stories, statistics and information for their research, and we were pleased to be able to contribute to this ground-breaking survey. If you...

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