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 …

Mum2Mum2021 – a much-needed virtual hug

“Us Mums need to stick together.” -Supporter’s message- …which is what Mum2Mum is all about. A gift from one Mum to another, a gesture which speaks a million words, in the year that it’s been needed more than ever. Mother’s Day, the one day officially designated to celebrating all the amazing Mums out there. But …

Santa Stork 2020 – wrapped in community kindness

Gifts distributed (Includes late requests) 3,631 children 1,537 parents/carers 5,168 gifts in total 2,116 families helped £82,000 estimated value of gifts 2020 has certainly been a year to remember, and the consequences have been far reaching in our community. We knew the demand for our Christmas campaign would be greater due to COVID-19, we factored this into our planning …

Looking back at Stripey’s year – 2020

And what a year it’s been! Highs and lows. Desperation for many, but also many acts of kindness. Community spirit like we’ve never seen before, flexibility required from our team and volunteers like we’ve never had to ask before. 2020 has been an extremely busy year for Stripey Stork; to date we’ve answered 2,123 regular …

Run Reigate 2020 – a virtual kinda run

Total raised: *£5,349.59 *We’re still updating this fundraising total with last minute sponsorship. This figure, and those amounts mentioned throughout the blog, do not include gift aid. Run as one We can proudly say that whether #TeamStork are running together or virtually, they still smash it! When the pandemic escalated and Run Reigate was cancelled, …

Stripey Stork’s Run Reigate fairies

Although we’re missing the buzz of Run Reigate this year – as well as being a great fundraiser for us, it’s also a really fun day which we get to share with our supporters and community alike – we’ve still rallied the Team Stork troops and have lots of adults and children running virtually for …

Summer activity bags to help alleviate holiday poverty

“Both girls have been at home throughout lockdown due to their Mum’s cancer returning, so these activity packs are ideal. The youngest has a visual impairment and I’m blown away by the large print wordsearch, it was obviously meant to be! The feedback I had when I dropped them off to our families has been …

A busy morning with two special visitors – preparing summer activity bags

This week the team were delighted to welcome Mr Michael More-Molyneux, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey, and Mr Shahid Azeem DL, the Surrey High Sheriff, to our Reigate warehouse. Both were keen to lend a helping hand after hearing how the demand for our service has been increasing at an exponential rate since the start of …

#Stripes4Stripey2020 – a virtual success

Stripes4Stripey is now well and truly marked in the local calendar. This year, on Thursday 18th June, we asked our supporters – young and old, feline and friend – to dig out their stripes and help raise funds to buy new socks, pants and PJ’s to use in our clothing packs all year round. We’ve …