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Stripey Stork’s Christmas Tree – we need your help!

Posted by on Oct 23, 2018 in Latest News | 0 comments

Stripey Stork’s Christmas Tree – we need your help!

We just love Christmas at Stripey Stork, not least because it’s when we have our biggest campaign of the year – Santa Stork. What’s going to make Christmas even more special this year is our invitation to take part in the Reigate Christmas Tree Festival. This community event sees many local organisations and community groups displaying their personalised Christmas trees, whilst raising money for charity. A hall full of twinkly and unique Christmas trees would even get Scrooge in the Christmas mood. As Team Stork never miss an...

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Three Cheers for Run Reigate 2018

Posted by on Oct 2, 2018 in Latest News | 0 comments

Three Cheers for Run Reigate 2018

On Sunday 16th September the sun was shining bright for the nearly 5,000 runners and thousands more watching, at this year’s Run Reigate. And we did it again – Stripey Stork joined in with this huge community event and had a blast. We’d like to thank the Run Series team for choosing us to be the lead charity partner this year, and also for the added privilege of debuting their 5k race in celebration of our joint 5th birthdays. It was our best Run Reigate yet, with our amazing fundraising efforts coming in at over £13,000, which includes...

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Stripey Stork Wishlist (October 2018)

Posted by on Sep 29, 2018 in Latest News | 0 comments

Stripey Stork Wishlist (October 2018)

We had a really good month of donations in September, so are now particularly well stocked with baby clothes, so thank you for entrusting us to give them a new home – that’s what we do! So our new monthly wishlist is shorter and sweeter than usual, but still very much necessary. We’ll let you know if this list changes throughout the month, but for now these are the items which are particularly low in stock.       Items we need during October: Buggies and Prams Highchairs (5 point safety harness, folding and...

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Stripey Stork wishlist (September 2018)

Posted by on Aug 30, 2018 in Latest News | 0 comments

Stripey Stork wishlist (September 2018)

We hope you’ve all had a fantastic summer, making nice memories with your families. I’m sure it was a welcomed break, it certainly was for us, but now we’re back and raring to go! We had a high volume of emergency requests over August which we were able to respond to because stock levels were sufficient. But, now we need to replenish those stripey shelves so we are able to quickly respond to the many requests which will be flooding in during September. So, if you feel a post-summer sort out is due, you know where we are!...

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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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