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Christmas crafts for children

Posted by on Dec 9, 2017 in Latest News | 0 comments

It’s definitely the season, the big man in red himself is almost here, and we’ve taken a break from #SantaStork2017 to put together a collection of crafts you can get the children involved in! You can’t go wrong with some paint, pom poms, paper plates, beads, sequins and all things made mainly from glitter glue… 🎄❄️ Click the image below to go to the Pinterest for almost 40 different pins with a whole host of ideas! Enjoy! 2017 has been another incredible year for Stripey Stork and we have more big plans for 2018. If...

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Some cash savvy ways support Santa Stork 2017

Posted by on Nov 23, 2017 in Latest News | 0 comments

Some cash savvy ways support Santa Stork 2017

We’d love you to take part in Santa Stork, but we realise how much pressure there is at Christmas so we’ve put this blog together to show you some ways you can support us while making sure you don’t break the bank: Supermarket/store vouchers like Nectar, Tesco Clubcard and the Boots Advantage Card can be perfect for picking up a bargain – have you checked your balance lately? It’s a great feeling at the checkout when you can buy something with just your points!   Black Friday deals! We’re following MoneySavingExpert, who have...

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Stripey Stork Thanksgiving ideas

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 in Latest News | 0 comments

Stripey Stork Thanksgiving ideas

Thanksgiving is almost upon us, do any of you celebrate it? We love the idea of taking a moment before the ‘busy-ness’ of Christmas overtakes us all, to stop and think about the things we really appreciate. We’ve done this with our children over the past couple of years and find it’s so good for trimming those out of control Santa lists(!) and encouraging them to think of others. We’ve used printables to great effect in the past and we had a look on Pinterest to find some of them, plus some fun looking crafts. We...

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The Belfry Santa’s Grotto and the big Redhill Christmas light switch on!

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017 in Latest News | 0 comments

The Belfry Santa’s Grotto and the big Redhill Christmas light switch on!

We are so excited to be a chosen charity for this year’s Christmas Grotto in The Belfry, Redhill. We’re going to be on hand on Saturday 18th November as “Strictly-Royalty” James and Ola Jordan switch the lights on! Stripey has his Strictly inspired outfit all ready to go and you’re sure to give him a 10! You can come and say hello to him and our team on the lower mall, where we’ll have details of the present requests on our list still to be fulfilled and you can buy a gift and return it that day –...

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Five top tips – donating to Stripey Stork

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Latest News | 0 comments

Five top tips – donating to Stripey Stork

At Stripey Stork we are always appreciative of the time you spend sorting out your donations and thought we would write a blog to let you know how the process works, how to make sure that your items reach us when we’re able to accept them, and that they’re in good clean condition. We update our wish list blog monthly so be sure to have a look at the current version to make sure we’re in need of what you would like to donate. Our rule of thumb is that if your items are in good enough condition to give to your best friend and the items...

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Stripey Stork wish-list (November 2017)

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017 in Latest News | 0 comments

Stripey Stork wish-list (November 2017)

Our monthly blog post to highlight items that Stripey Stork currently have on our waiting list. The current list of items we re-home is here: Stripey Stork – items we rehome (1115) Drop-off times (including a Saturday session!) and the office location in Redhill (Surrey) can be found here.     Items we need: Baby baths Bouncy chairs Cots and Cotbeds Travel cots Buggies (prams and umbrella-folding style) Coats (Boy/Girl 2yrs+) PJ’s (Boy/Girl all ages) Older children’s clothes (Boy/Girl 6yrs+)   We are fully stocked...

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Bonfire night crafts and food

Posted by on Nov 2, 2017 in Latest News | 0 comments

Bonfire night crafts and food

It’s almost Bonfire night and we’ve put together a Pinterest board with craft ideas for the children, and food to enjoy! We love the marble firework painting, it looks like great fun. We’re looking forward to trying out the muffin tin toad in the hole – such a great idea for children, and the slow cooker hot chocolate will be perfect to enjoy when you’ve come in from the cold. Have fun, wherever you’re going to see fireworks, even if it’s from the comfort of your living room window! Click here to look...

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Half term activities and places to go, October 2017

Posted by on Oct 20, 2017 in Latest News | 0 comments

Half term activities and places to go, October 2017

It’s half term! We’re taking a well earned break with the children for the next week, and we know they are thrilled to be off school but if you’re anything like we were earlier, you may just be scratching your head, wondering what you’re going to do to keep them entertained in Surrey over the next week! We figured out a bit of a plan, so do read on if you’re in need of any inspiration! One thing we are definitely doing is Pillage the Village run by the fabulous Root and Prosper. We’ve loved this event since...

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Our Run Reigate 2017 video

Posted by on Oct 10, 2017 in Latest News | 0 comments

Our Run Reigate 2017 video

  We loved being part of Run Reigate this year and are grateful to everyone who made it so successful for Stripey Stork. We raised over £10k which is just amazing, and these valuable funds will allow us to develop our service and help even more local families in need. We hope you enjoy this video featuring our friends at Grant Thornton International who took part. Great memories of a special day. Thank you again #TeamStork! (Video credit: Dom Balls Productions)  ...

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Stripey Stork wish-list (October 2017)

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in Latest News | 0 comments

Stripey Stork wish-list (October 2017)

Our monthly blog post to highlight items that Stripey Stork currently have on our waiting list. The current list of items we re-home is here: Stripey Stork – items we rehome (1115) Drop-off times (including a Saturday session!) and the office location in Redhill (Surrey) can be found here.     Items we need: Newborn clothes (boys/girls/neutral) Girls clothes 10-11 years Buggies (prams and umbrella-folding style) Bouncy chairs Changing bags Cots and cot beds Baby bath   We are fully stocked with the following items and would...

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