Stripey Stork wish list – October 2019

Thank you for considering donating your pre-loved baby and children’s items to Stripey Stork. We’ve had a stock count and these are the items which we are in desperate need of this month: Clothes Girls – 6-18mths (especially sleepsuits, babygrows, long and short sleeved vests), 2-3yrs, 6-9yrs (we are fully stocked with sizes 9-10yrs), 10-16yrs […]

We’re spreading our wings

And we need your help more than ever before! For those of you who are signed up to our mailing list, you will have already heard our big news! We found out at the end of last year that we need to find a new home. There is a planning proposal in place for development […]

The kindness of Christmas

“I felt like a proper mum for the first time ever.” It was the end of a busy week at the office when the post arrived one Friday before Christmas 2018. We opened a Christmas card and a crisp ten pound note fell out. The handwritten message inside stopped us in our tracks: “Dear Stripy […]

Grow your tenner with Stripey Stork

***UPDATE – The Grow Your Tenner campaign has now closed as the full £100,000 match fund pot has been allocated by Localgiving. Thank you to everyone who supported us with this opportunity.***   Every year Localgiving present local charities with an opportunity to make their funds go even further with a match funding opportunity. Many of […]

Giving a little boy a happy birthday

“Mum asked for a teddy. It doesn’t even have to be new.” One of our referral sources visited us and asked for some items for a little boy and his Mum. The boy was about to celebrate his 5th Birthday and the Mum had no means to provide him with any gifts. Recently fleeing a […]

The dressing gown gift

“I went to visit with him last week and he showed me his room. He has nothing in it except for a little rucksack which he packs a few clothes in for his stay each week.” This came from a request we received from a Social Worker we work with regularly. She was supporting a […]

Santa Stork 2017 – our giving day

“Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand” – Dr. Seuss   What an incredible day. Today was the #SantaStork2017 giving day. It really does get more extraordinary every single year.   We started early and loaded up all the gifts that we’d collected thanks to your […]

Stripey Stork Thanksgiving ideas

Thanksgiving is almost upon us, do any of you celebrate it? We love the idea of taking a moment before the ‘busy-ness’ of Christmas overtakes us all, to stop and think about the things we really appreciate. We’ve done this with our children over the past couple of years and find it’s so good for […]

Christmas will not be cancelled!

Christmas will not be cancelled! Imagine having to tell your children that they won’t be receiving any presents at Christmas. No presents at all. Children still in Junior school who wouldn’t have stories to share about the presents they received when they went back after the holidays. That was the reality for a local family […]

The party dress

This is a story which really tugged on our heart strings. At Stripey Stork we pack all the requests to order and pride ourselves with going the extra mile to find just the right items. This particular story is of a health visitor who asked us for a party dress for a 5 year old […]