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Wear #Stripes4Stripey on 20th June 2019

Posted by on May 3, 2019 in Latest News | 0 comments

Wear #Stripes4Stripey on 20th June 2019

  On Thursday 20th June we’re asking our supporters to show solidarity in wearing stripes – whether socks, a top, an accessory or a fashion statement you’ve been desperate to show-off – and donate to Stripey Stork to help a family in need. Does your child attend a playgroup or school which may be able to support us? Can you and your colleagues wear stripes for the day? Are you associated with a local business who may be interested in running a ‘stripey’ promotion? Please email partnerships@stripeystork.org.uk to discuss how...

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Stripey Stork Wish List – May 2019

Posted by on Apr 29, 2019 in Latest News | 0 comments

Stripey Stork Wish List – May 2019

UPDATE – We are busy preparing and packing for our big move over May half term, so will not be accepting any more donations until further notice (in June). We will keep you updated on our next wish list and donation days via our website and social media channels. Thank you for thinking of us and for your understanding whilst we get our new nest in order. Thank you all for the generous donations we have been receiving. These are the items which we are currently in desperate need of for the month of May: Boys clothes – 12-24mths,...

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Easter project to help combat holiday poverty

Posted by on Apr 5, 2019 in Latest News | 1 comment

Easter project to help combat holiday poverty

As the school holidays approach, many children and parents alike will inevitably be getting excited about the time they’ll be spending together, the fun things they’ll be doing with friends and the break from the normal routine. But, this sadly may not the case for those families who are already struggling on a low income. The reality for them is often hunger, boredom and more stress. A new government report shows a continued rise in children in the UK growing up trapped in poverty – this figure now sits at 4.1 million, with 70% of...

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Stripey Stork Wish List – April 2019

Posted by on Apr 1, 2019 in Latest News | 0 comments

Stripey Stork Wish List – April 2019

Thank you for all of your generous donations so far this year. This month our wish list is very light, but with the pending move we are only accepting donations which are low in stock or we know we can re-home quickly: Boys clothes: 9mths-3yrs and 7-16yrs (We are fully stocked with the sizes in between) Girls clothes: 9-12mths and 11-16yrs (We are fully stocked with the sizes in between) Please note that we are fully stocked with all other clothing sizes, baby bottles, puzzles and games at the moment. April donation dates: Wednesday 3rd April...

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Mum2Mum2019 makes a record difference

Posted by on Mar 30, 2019 in Latest News | 0 comments

Mum2Mum2019 makes a record difference

What a result for this year’s #Mum2Mum campaign – we can now report that a total of 529 gift bags have been distributed to local Mums in need in time for Mother’s Day. That’s 529 happier Mums who will receive an acknowledgement from their children on this special day – one which may not have been made possible if it wasn’t for this invaluable campaign. This year we felt privileged to hear back from one of the Mums who had received a gift pack and wanted to express her gratitude in telling us what it meant to her. She had recently left...

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We’re Spreading our Wings

Posted by on Mar 23, 2019 in Latest News | 0 comments

We’re Spreading our Wings

And we need your help more than ever before! For those of you who are signed up to our mailing list, you will have already heard our big news! We found out at the end of last year that we need to find a new home. There is a planning proposal in place for development of the business park where we operate, and our lease is unlikely to be renewed after August this year. We needed to take action. The last time we had to search for new premises it took us a year to find somewhere suitable so we got straight on the case. I’m pleased to say we were...

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Dispatches: #SafeAtLast

Posted by on Mar 6, 2019 in Latest News | 0 comments

Dispatches: #SafeAtLast

In a TV first, Channel 4 Dispatches spent over a year filming inside our local women’s refuge, Reigate and Banstead Women’s Aid (RBWA), to shed light on the extreme difficulties faced by survivors of domestic abuse and the funding challenges of the refuge which has become a lifeline for women like them.         You can watch #SafeAtLast on Channel 4 Catch-Up – it’s such a powerful piece, which is sympathetically narrated by Julie Walters and highlights a very real challenge which is happening right now on our...

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Stripey Stork Wish List – March 2019

Posted by on Mar 1, 2019 in Latest News | 0 comments

Stripey Stork Wish List – March 2019

Thank you for all of your generous donations so far this year. These are the items which we are currently accepting for the month of March: Boys clothes: 2-3yrs, 6-16yrs Girls clothes: 6-12mths, 2-3yrs Bouncy chairs Playmats/baby gyms Changing bags Baby toys: 0-12mths Toddler toys: stacking/sorting/musical type   Please note that we are fully stocked with all other clothing sizes, baby bottles, puzzles and games at the moment. As always, please only bring donations from the above list of items. We need to ensure that what we accept can...

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Stripey Stork helping families get Ready4School

Posted by on Feb 26, 2019 in Latest News | 0 comments

Stripey Stork helping families get Ready4School

We know that ‘school readiness’ is a focus for many families and the health professionals who support them. This has been a timely reminder for us to publicise the many resources we have at our fingertips to help local and disadvantaged children in preparation for this. In Surrey*, data suggests that it is low income families which are experiencing poor levels of school readiness, so we want to ensure that we are doing everything possible to support the local health professionals who rely on our services to help the families on...

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Stripey Stork Wish List – February 2019

Posted by on Feb 1, 2019 in Latest News | 0 comments

Stripey Stork Wish List – February 2019

Thanks to all of your generous donations during January, this month we have a very short wish list. These are the items which we are currently accepting: Buggies/prams – all types Cots/cot beds – no mattresses Stair gates – pressure fit only Bouncy chairs Single sheets Changing bags   February donation dates: Wednesday 6th February 10am-12pm Wednesday 13th February 10am-12pm Saturday 16th February 10:30am-12:30pm CLOSED FOR HALF TERM Wednesday 27th February 10am-12pm Please note we cannot accept any clothes, toys, books...

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