5th May 2020 | Covid-19

Lifeline for vulnerable East Surrey families

The work of Stripey Stork, the baby bank that is a lifeline for ‘at risk’ families in Reigate and Redhill – supplying them with practical (donated) items to raise their children – is paramount in this crisis. Thanks to the charity’s volunteer team, referral partners, supporters and funders – including the Community Foundation for Surrey, which awarded a £5,000 grant from the Coronavirus Response Fund – it has continued to meet individual family requests at the high level pre-lockdown AND supported 532 additional families from the start of the crisis to 30th April. That’s despite running a skeleton service of reduced staff/days/ hours. Essential supplies including nappies, toiletries and stationery have gone out via bulk requests from the charity’s referral partners, to support the most vulnerable families in local communities. Click here to find out more.

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