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Stripey Stork’s ideas for entertaining the children this half term

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

Stripey Stork’s ideas for entertaining the children this half term

Half term is almost here and we thought we’d share some budget-friendly ideas with you to fill the days. Here’s hoping for some sunshine! We love Gatton Park and over half term the grounds are open to view the snowdrops. The Wild Things play trail is open and there are some workshops you can book too. ‘Fantastic Foxes’ and ‘Forest Fun’ are aimed at children aged 4-7 years and you can book them on this link. The Surprise Souvenir trail at Polesden Lacey sounds like fun, as does the Frames of Fun trail at Nymans. It’s always good at any of the...

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Stripey Stork wish-list (February 2018)

Posted by on Jan 31, 2018 in Latest News | 0 comments

Stripey Stork wish-list (February 2018)

Our monthly blog post to highlight items that Stripey Stork currently have on our waiting list. For February we want to focus on clothing for older children. Trousers for boys aged 8-16 as well as nightwear and onesies for this age group (boys and girls). If you’re able to donate these items it would be much appreciated.       Items we need: Nightwear for all ages, as well as onesies and dressing gowns for age 8-16 years Clothing for 8-16 years (boys and girls) Moses baskets and stands (folding stands only) Baby baths...

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Mum2Mum 2018

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

Mum2Mum 2018

We’re delighted to announce the launch of our popular “Mum2Mum” campaign. Now in its fifth 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 11th March. So many of them go without to provide for their children and we want to let them know that we’re thinking of them – local families helping local families. Mum to Mum. Last year we provided a gift for a young mum...

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Stripey Stork wish-list (January 2018)

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

Stripey Stork wish-list (January 2018)

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 and the office location in Redhill (Surrey) can be found here.     Items we need: Bouncy chairs Stairgates – pressure fit Baby baths Buggies/prams Sleeping bags 0-6months Baby blankets Winter coats age 6yr+ (boys and girls) Older boys clothing 8yr+ Cots and cot beds Travel cots Slings (buckle carriers such as Baby Bjorn) We are fully...

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Santa Stork 2017 – Our Giving Day

Posted by on Dec 13, 2017 in Latest News | 1 comment

Santa Stork 2017 – Our Giving Day

“Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand” – Dr. Seuss   What an incredible day. Today was the #SantaStork2017 giving day. It really does get more extraordinary every single year.   We started early and loaded up all the gifts that we’d collected thanks to your support. Lots of cars and a van were loaded up and taken to the hall we’d booked for our giving day. Thanks to all your help, generosity and support, we were ready to pass out gift bags filled to the brim with...

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Santa Stork: Behind the scenes

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in Latest News | 0 comments

Santa Stork: Behind the scenes

#SantaStork2017 is our fourth Christmas campaign, and it gets bigger and bigger each year. So many families and companies support this festive giving so we thought we’d share how it all runs behind the scenes, what happens and when. This year it began in early September when we booked the hall for the wrapping day. Once we have the date and venue set we know that we are ready to go. We launched the campaign to our referral sources and to all of you on 17th October to coincide with the LocalGiving #GrowYourTenner campaign. This is a great...

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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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