Santa Stork

Our Christmas giving campaign is now in its sixth year and each time it gets bigger and better. This year's aim is to provide presents for 2000 children and 1000 of their parents or carers, but we need your help!

Last year’s Santa Stork campaign saw brand new presents delivered to 1517 children and 828 of their parents or carers. Unlike our regular donations, these gifts are new, and in some cases they form the main or only present that they’ll receive this Christmas. Present requests cannot be made directly by families/individuals, but should come directly from a support agency and we’ll be glad to help.

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Our Amazon wish list and drop-off points are now closed, however there's still time to make a £ donation.
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Have a Santa Stork question?

Email our Santa Stork Project Manager, affectionately known as Chief Elf Elaine

Gifts are wrapped by volunteers and collected by referral partners to be delivered to their supported families

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Donate £ to our online appeal

You can help by making an online donation via Virgin Money Giving to our Santa Stork 2019 appeal page. Don’t forget to add gift aid if you’re a UK tax payer which will increase your donation by 25%. Who wouldn’t want to sprinkle a little magic elf dust on your donation and turn £10 into £12.50? We will use this fund to buy very specific gifts or make bulk purchases at discounted prices.

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Buy from our Amazon wish list

Our Santa Stork Amazon wish list is always popular as people love to buy a tangible gift. Our team of elves will be continually keeping this up to date with specific present ideas for the children on our list as and when the requests come in. You’ll be able to buy gifts from wherever you are – work, train, pub, anywhere in the world, and they’ll be delivered directly to us. An ideal solution for super busy folk or for those who don’t live locally, but still want to help.

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Buy a gift from our suggested list

This is a good option to do with your children, and then you can drop the presents off at one of our local drop-off points (from 28th October until 2nd December), where they’ll receive an activity pack and a thank you certificate:

If you would like to buy a gift at the shops, here’s a list of popular ideas:

  • 0-5 years – puzzles, pram toys, push along toys, Duplo, Playdoh, dolls, Barbies, craft sets, cars, trains, HotWheels, dinosaurs.
  • 6-10 years – crafts, dolls, Lego, Barbies, jewellery kits, cars, Star Wars, KNex.
  • 11-14 years – science set, art sets, stationery, board games, football, Lego.
  • 15-18 years – make-up, perfume, toiletries, stationery, sports bag, football.

In order to be fair, the suggested gift price range is £10-£15.

For stocking fillers, we also need lots of books, pencils, colouring books, selection boxes and chocolate coins (all edible items must be in date on Christmas Day). Please be mindful when choosing a present or stocking filler, that we are trying to reduce our plastic consumption this year where possible. 

If you would like to donate a new toiletry gift set for the Mums/Dads/carers on our list, these make a wonderful, unexpected treat on Christmas morning.

Gifts should be left unwrapped and we’d love for you or your child to include a little card with a message.

Provide business support

Last year lots of local and national businesses got behind our campaign and provided presents and items to include in the gift bags. Other ideas are to have your own employee Amazon wish list to buy from, sponsor a particular cost element of the campaign such as gift bags or wrapping paper, or act as a local collection point for presents. Perhaps instead of giving Secret Santa gifts this year, your team would like to buy an item from our wish list instead? You can also set-up an online fundraising page, linking directly to our online Santa Stork appeal page, if you or your team would like to take on a sponsored challenge for Santa Stork.

If you run a business, or have contacts, and would like to support our campaign, we’d love to hear from you.

Tell the world...

Show your friends, family and social media followers that you are supporting Santa Stork by uploading our photo frame over your profile picture on Facebook and/or Twitter here. Or upload the ‘Santa Stork 2019’ frame to you Facebook profile picture from directly within Facebook. 

Sharing and engaging with our #SantaStork2019 social media posts really helps to spread the word, we’d love your support with this. Thank you!