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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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Stripey Stork Wishlist (November 2018)

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

Stripey Stork Wishlist (November 2018)

We’ve had another generous month of donations in October, so our November wishlist is still pretty short, but some new items have been added, in particular clothes for older children and prams/buggies are always high in demand. We’ll let you know if this list changes throughout the month, but for now these are the items which we need during November…       Buggies/Prams – all kinds Stair gates – pressure fit Bouncy chairs Boys clothes age 7yrs+ Girls clothes 8-12yrs We are now fully stocked with...

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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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