Santa Stork 2017


UPDATE: The 2017 campaign has now finished. You can read all about it here!


Last year’s Santa Stork campaign saw brand new presents delivered to 800 children and 400 of their parents/carers. This year we want to do more – but we need your help! Unlike our regular donations, these gifts are new, and in some cases they form the main or only present that the child or parent/carer will receive at Christmas.


You can help us in a number of ways:

1) Donating to our Local Giving page here

You can help by making an online donation to The great news is that from 10am on 17th October Localgiving will match any donation up to £10 as part of their Grow Your Tenner scheme.

Yes, you read it right – they’ll DOUBLE your donation.

So if you donate £10 and choose Gift Aid then your £10 becomes £22.50(Subject to match funding availability, but we have the chance to secure up to £1,000 as part of this scheme and we’d LOVE to receive all of it as we know we can make such a difference with that money!)

Donate now to our Santa Stork using our localgiving

2) Buying a gift from our Amazon wish list here

Our Amazon wish lists are always popular so we’ve created one again this year! Our team of Santa Stork elves will be keeping this up to date with specific present ideas for the children on our list. The best thing about this is that you can click to buy gifts from wherever you are – from work, from the train, from the pub; anywhere! – and they’ll get delivered directly to us.

An ideal solution for super busy folk or for those who don’t live locally to us.

Buy now from our Amazon Wishlist

3) Buy from our suggested gift list (see below) and drop the  present off at one of these local drop off points from 30th October 2017:

If you would like to go and buy a gift at the shops, you can use our list of ideas below for inspiration: 

0-5yrs – puzzles, V-Tech toys, pram toys, push along toys, books, Duplo, Playdoh, tea sets,  dolls, pushchairs, Barbies, craft sets, cars, trains, HotWheels, dinosaur
6 – 10 years – crafts, dolls, board games, colouring sets, Lego, Barbies, Hama beads, jewellery kits, cars, Star Wars, KNex, board games, Playmobil
11 – 14 years – science set, art sets, stationery, toiletries,  make up, board games, football, Lego, Nerf Gun, board games
15 – 18 yrs – backpacks, vouchers, make up, perfume, toiletry sets (boy and girl), stationery

Gifts should be left unwrapped and we are happy if you or your children want to include a little card or message.

If you have any questions, please email

Please note our cut off date to receive gifts: 1ST DECEMBER 2017


Business and individual support

Last year lots of local and national businesses got behind our campaign and provided presents and items to include in the gift bags. Please get in touch at if you run a business, or have contacts with one, and would like to support our campaign.

Items we love to receive are books (especially sets from the Book People), chocolates, sweets, selection boxes (all edible items must be in date on Christmas Day 2017) as well as stationery (crayons, felt tip pens, colouring books) and toiletries (bubble bath, sponges, hair accessories).

You could also print off our poster and put it up at your work if you would like to help us spread the word. The link to it is here: Santa Stork 2017


And a little Thank You from us…

We know that many of you want to get your children involved in giving this Christmas and that is great. As a little thank you we will give you a fantastic Santa Stork Activity Pack. This will not only contain a Thank You certificate for your child but also lots of fun activities, recipes and games to keep your children busy in the run up to Christmas.

So that’s it! We are already receiving present wish lists – we now need your help to make these present wishes come true.

Local families and local businesses, with the help of Localgiving, giving local children a special Christmas.


If you’re new to Stripey Stork and want to know more about previous Santa Stork campaigns, you can read about them here and here.