Make it a December to remember for local children

This Christmas, we are teaming up with Stripey Stork again to ensure more children across Elmbridge have a gift to open on Christmas Day.

Last year, we matched all donations made to our appeal and, thanks to the generosity of our local community, we funded 821 presents for Elmbridge families.

As local families face a challenging winter, we expect demand for help to be even higher this Christmas.

What makes our appeal special?

Matched donations: Walton Charity will match all donations £ for £, so together we can make double the difference.

Choice: The catalogue of gifts means that parents can choose a gift their child will really like, something which reflects their unique personality and interests. Sometimes a gift from Santa Stork is the only the gift the child receives so we want it to be something they will really love.

Dignity: A roll of wrapping paper, Sellotape and gift tags are included so that parents/carers can wrap the gifts for their children. This started because of COVID-19 restrictions but feedback from families was that they loved being involved in the process in this way.

Care: there are lots of thoughtful details such covering the ongoing costs of the gift. If it needs batteries, they are provided; every football comes with a pump so it can be re-inflated; and all art sets come with a sketch pad. Where referral partners feel it’s appropriate, a wrapped gift is also included for parents or carers so everyone has something to open on Christmas day.

It is never too early to pledge your support. Contact Janette Butler jbutler@waltoncharity.org.uk for details or to make a donation.

Together, we can give more families across Elmbridge the Christmas they deserve.


 

Some messages of thanks from across Surrey for last year’s Santa Stork appeal

About Stripey Stork

Stripey Stork collects new and pre-loved baby items to distribute to families in need in Surrey.

Through Santa Stork, their annual Christmas giving campaign, the community comes together to ensure brand new gifts are given to those who need a helping hand at this difficult time of year.

This year, Walton Charity is partnering with Santa Stork again to raise funds so every child in Elmbridge who is referred to Stripey Stork receives a gift this Christmas.

 

Any funds we raise above our target will help support children in Elmbridge this Christmas and beyond.