Easter activity bags to help local children

“Thank you very much indeed for the amazing activity bags. The children were absolutely thrilled to receive such a thoughtful and generous gift to keep them busy during the holiday. It’s been a long and difficult term for many families in our school community and your kindness is greatly appreciated, it really has made a …

Lois: an awful lot of pants

Long time volunteer Lois had a lockdown Birthday back in January 2020 and knowing there was nothing she genuinely needed for herself, she knew Stripey Stork needed pants! So she selflessly asked friends and family for new children’s underwear donations instead of gifts. It was their way of still wishing her a happy Birthday and …

Scarlett: virtually riding with her cycling crew

Scarlett and her virtual cycling buddies definitely earned their stripes in December 2020, smashing their 250km target by collectively cycling 283km over 4 days. They raised a jaw-dropping £660 for Stripey Stork plus match funding (and the equivalent amount for Renewed Hope). We are so proud of them wanting to make a difference in this …

Kelly: banging out tunes for 24 hours

Kelly from Boogie Monsters – the local rock band for children – took on the challenge of her life in December 2020. She pledged to go live on Facebook for 24 hours, singing and playing requested songs non-stop. It was amazing! She was never alone, even in the middle of the night she had friends …

Richard: our feisty marathon runner

The cancellation of the London Marathon 2020 didn’t stop our marathon runner Richard Feist from going the full distance. He ran the many, many laps around Merstham Cricket Club ground in the virtual London Marathon’s #The40thRace instead. Team Stork turned up to show our support, as well as his local entourage of followers, to keep …

Sophie & Imogen: a no sweat money-maker

The summer of 2020 was a hot one and with COVID-19 restrictions still in place, opportunities for the kids to entertain themselves were limited. We loved hearing how young supporters Sophie and Imogen turned their crafting skills into a money-spinner for Stripey Stork. After making some highly effective fans for themselves, they decided to create …