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The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Posted by on Jul 27, 2018 in Latest News | 0 comments

The Gift That Keeps on Giving

This blog was written by Suzanne Spilling from Fidelity, who felt inspired to write about her corporate volunteering day with us at Stripey Stork. Originally wrote for Fidelity’s Intranet, she kindly gave us permission to post on our blog too. We’d like to thank Suzanne for being our guest blogger, and the whole team for all your hard work. First off, a word of warning… I’m an accountant… A numbers person… I have a maths degree NOT an English one. I spend my life in spreadsheets (I think you get it). Writing or...

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Stripey’s Summer Reading List and Competition

Posted by on Jul 16, 2018 in Latest News | 0 comments

Stripey’s Summer Reading List and Competition

We were recently sent ten of Penguin Random House’s best picks of summer reading books for children. You can just imagine our excitement when they arrived all shiny and new. They know that we are best-placed to ensure they end up in the right hands – children who are going to read them many times over and treasure them, like it’s their first book, and for some that may well be the case. With the Santa Stork campaign kicking off after summer, we always need lots of new books to send out with the children’s presents, so donations like...

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Top Tips for Taking Better Photos of your Kids with your Smartphone

Posted by on Jul 3, 2018 in Latest News | 0 comments

Top Tips for Taking Better Photos of your Kids with your Smartphone

This guide is for anyone with children who want to take great photos on the go using their smartphone. It was done in collaboration with a local and professional photographer Rachel Thornhill. In Rachel’s own words: “I think smartphone cameras are brilliant. They allow us to capture the little everyday moments in our children’s lives, like their first laugh, their first steps, the first time they rode their bike, their first goal. As a friend once told me, the best camera for you is the one you have with you all the time. So let...

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Stripey Stork wishlist (July 2018)

Posted by on Jun 28, 2018 in Latest News | 4 comments

Stripey Stork wishlist (July 2018)

Things have certainly been hotting up, especially at Stork HQ, July’s glorious sunshine has certainly arrived. This is our monthly blog post to highlight items that Stripey Stork currently have on our waiting list.           We know you all have lots of items to offer, so we’ve prepared this page to show you where to take the items we are not able to accept at the moment. Items we need during July: Boys clothes 18-24 months & 2-3 yrs Boys trousers 8-9 yrs Buggies/prams Pressure fit stairgates Baby baths Baby...

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From Storklet to Stork in a Day

Posted by on Jun 28, 2018 in Latest News | 0 comments

From Storklet to Stork in a Day

Did you know a female baby stork is also known as a storklet? Well, today I spread my wings and grew into a fully-fledged stork. Let me introduce myself, I’m Susy Moore and I have recently started working at Stripey Stork as the new Communications Manager, taking over from the lovely Sarah Sproston. I have to admit, I hadn’t volunteered for a while, but as Nicola, the inspiration behind Stripey Stork, reassured another volunteer: “That’s absolutely OK, we understand that people have busy lives. We just appreciate any time you can give and our...

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Stripes4Stripey 2018 – results are in and we smashed it!

Posted by on Jun 26, 2018 in Latest News | 0 comments

Stripes4Stripey 2018 – results are in and we smashed it!

On 21st June 2018 we asked our little corner of the world to dig deep in their wardrobes for all things stripey, then dig deep into their pockets and make a donation to our Stripes4Stripey fund. We can proudly report that you did good! The results are now in, everything has been added up, all beads have been counted. Wait for it…we raised an impressive £1,919.50! Considering our target was £1,000, we are blown away!         This fund is specifically used throughout the year to buy new children’s socks, pants and...

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Stripey Stork wishlist (June 2018)

Posted by on Jun 1, 2018 in Latest News | 0 comments

Stripey Stork wishlist (June 2018)

And suddenly it was June! This is our monthly blog post to highlight items that Stripey Stork currently have on our waiting list. We know you all have lots of items to offer, so we’ve prepared this page to show you where to take the items we are not able to accept at the moment. We’re starting preparations for our bags for schools project so we’d love to receive stationery as detailed below.     Items we need during June: Girls clothes 9-12months Buggies/prams Cots/cot beds Pressure fit stairgates Single sheets...

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Wear ‘Stripes 4 Stripey’ on Thursday 21st June and help local families in need!

Posted by on May 21, 2018 in Latest News | 0 comments

Wear ‘Stripes 4 Stripey’ on Thursday 21st June and help local families in need!

On Thursday 21st June we’re asking you to wear stripes – whether socks, a top, stripey trousers, or an accessory – and donate £5 to help us to help a family in need. Does your child attend a nursery or school which may be able to support us? Can you and your colleagues all wear stripes for the day? We can supply you with a poster for your work, school or nursery, and we’d love to see an even bigger amount of people taking part than last year when we first launched this appeal. We hope you can help us achieve that. Download...

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Stork Sacks

Posted by on May 21, 2018 in Latest News | 0 comments

Stork Sacks

At Stripey Stork we are incredibly proud we can bring projects and campaigns to life throughout the year in addition to responding to the requests for help we receive every day.  These projects come to life through identifying an unmet need within our community. The idea for Stork Sacks came in 2017 when Carolyn Thom from Their Voice came to speak to our volunteers about her work supporting women and children rescued from human slavery and sex trafficking. We were moved to hear about the work they do and pleased that Stripey Stork had been...

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Stripey Stork wishlist (May 2018)

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Latest News | 1 comment

Stripey Stork wishlist (May 2018)

We recognise we are very lucky to be so well supported by our community, and sometimes this means we have to put a hold on receiving items we are well stocked with! We appreciate your donations very much, but we have limited space, so to allow us to catch up with sorting all of your  donated goods, our wish list is very specific this month. We know you all have lots of items to offer, so we’ve prepared this page to show you where to take the items we are not able to accept at the moment.   Items we need during May: Toiletries...

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