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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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Stork Stories – getting it ‘just right’

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in Latest News | 0 comments

Stork Stories – getting it ‘just right’

In today’s post we hear from one of our regular volunteers. We are proud to respond to a range of requests from local partners and this recent referral from a local hospital had an affect on all involved.   *please note that this story includes the subject of baby loss*   “As a regular volunteer with many years’ experience at Stripey Stork, it’s fair to say that I have been very moved by the work of the dedicated referral partners who support so many families in our community.  Their involvement spans across helping...

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Stripey Stork wishlist (April 2018)

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

Stripey Stork wishlist (April 2018)

Our monthly blog post to highlight items that Stripey Stork currently have on our waiting list. Items we need: Boys clothing age 8-9 Cots/cot beds Travel cots Buggies/prams Pressure-fit stairgates Single sheets Nightwear – all sizes   We are fully stocked with the following items and would prefer not to take these at the current time: All other clothing Books Board games, jigsaws   Donation station dates: Please note we are closed for the Easter holidays.  Wednesday 18th April – 10am to 12pm Saturday 21st April –...

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International Women’s Day 2018

Posted by on Mar 8, 2018 in Latest News | 0 comments

International Women’s Day 2018

It’s International Women’s Day. What does it mean to us? Well, at Stripey Stork we’re incredibly proud of our team. We’re predominately women (although we have some key roles filled by men who also love what we stand for – thank you to them!) and we enjoy the collaboration and teamwork we have both internally and externally with our partners and referral sources. Working in the way we do helps to support families which on the whole have women at their heart, and today we’re raising our mugs of tea to...

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Stripey Stork wishlist (March 2018)

Posted by on Mar 1, 2018 in Latest News | 1 comment

Stripey Stork wishlist (March 2018)

              Our monthly blog post to highlight items that Stripey Stork currently have on our waiting list. Items we need: Clothing for girls age 3-5 years, and boys 8-10 years Moses baskets and stands Buggies/prams Nightwear for all ages Baby baths Cots/cot beds Muslins Stairgates (pressure fit)   We are fully stocked with the following items and would prefer not to take these at the current time: Toys/games/puzzles Cuddly toys Shoes Books   Donation station dates: Wednesday 7th March –...

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World Book Day 2018

Posted by on Mar 1, 2018 in Latest News | 2 comments

World Book Day 2018

It’s World Book Day today. Now in its 21st year, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind and marked in over 100 countries all over the world. The aim is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books – reading books, listening to stories and getting immersed in a fascinating fictional world.  Many schools in our community encourage the children to take this one step further and to come to school dressed up as a character from a book they enjoy. How do you prepare for World Book Day in your family? There are those of us who...

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Stork Stories: Zauna

Posted by on Feb 25, 2018 in Latest News | 0 comments

Stork Stories: Zauna

As part of my role at Stripey Stork, I work with the referral sources to discover stories about families we’re helping to support. Some of the stories can be extremely harrowing and some incredibly sad. I heard about Zauna from one of the wonderful local Outreach Workers and her story quite caught me. She agreed to meet me to speak face to face, so that I could hear her story directly. I wasn’t sure what to expect as she’s faced some enormous challenges, so would she be a defeated person, feeling really low? I wondered how I would feel if put...

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