Wear #Stripes4Stripey on 20th June 2019

On Thursday 20th June we’re asking our supporters to show solidarity in wearing stripes – whether socks, a top, an accessory or a fashion statement you’ve been desperate to show-off – and donate to Stripey Stork to help a family in need. Does your child attend a playgroup or school which may be able to […]

Stripey Stork wish list – July 2019

Please note, there will be no donation sessions over August. Our September wish list will be published nearer the time. Thank you! These are the items which we are in desperate need of this month (July): Clothes Boys – 2-3yrs, 4-5yrs, 6-16yrs Girls – 2-3yrs, 7-8yrs, 10-16yrs *Fully stocked with all other sizes, thank you! […]

Easter project to help combat holiday poverty

As the school holidays approach, many children and parents alike will inevitably be getting excited about the time they’ll be spending together, the fun things they’ll be doing with friends and the break from the normal routine. But, this sadly may not the case for those families who are already struggling on a low income. […]

Mum2Mum2019 makes a record difference

What a result for this year’s #Mum2Mum campaign – we can now report that a total of 529 gift bags have been distributed to local Mums in need in time for Mother’s Day. That’s 529 happier Mums who will receive an acknowledgement from their children on this special day – one which may not have […]

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 […]

Amazing women making a difference

A brand new Mountain Buggy double pushchair was rehomed by Stripey Stork this week. So, what does this have to do with International Women’s Day we hear you ask? Well it’s the journey it made, and the women that made it possible – we believe they should be celebrated. The donor This brand new Mountain […]

Dispatches: #SafeAtLast

In a TV first, Channel 4 Dispatches spent over a year filming inside our local women’s refuge, Reigate and Banstead Women’s Aid (RBWA), to shed light on the extreme difficulties faced by survivors of domestic abuse and the funding challenges of the refuge which has become a lifeline for women like them.       […]

Stripey Stork helping families get Ready4School

We know that ‘school readiness’ is a focus for many families and the health professionals who support them. This has been a timely reminder for us to publicise the many resources we have at our fingertips to help local and disadvantaged children in preparation for this. In Surrey*, data suggests that it is low income […]

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 […]

Support the stork in 2019

What’s in store for Stripey Stork this year and how can you help to do your part? Read more to find out if 2019 will be the ‘Year of the Stork’… Reflecting on 2018   No post about looking forward would be complete without starting from where we’ve come. 2018 was a big year for […]