STRIPEY STORK IS 10 YEARS OLD
St Faith’s Trust were recently honoured to receive a funder award from Stripey Stork on their 10th anniversary event. We were one of ten organisations to receive such an award for the significant impact we have made and the interest we have taken in Stripey Stork over this period. Stripey Stork is a Surrey baby bank collecting donations of essential items for babies and children and rehoming them with local families experiencing hardship.
HOME START SURREY
In 2022 St Faith's Trust reviewed how best to work with the HomeStart schemes across the County and decided that working at the Surrey level, and allowing HomeStart itself to decide how to allocate our donation across the schemes was the best way forward. A donation of £25,000 was made for 2022. Each year the Home Start Surrey team report back to St Faith's Trust on how the donation was spent and the number of families benefitting.
In addition, a donation of £10,000 was approved for a special project to support refugee families in Surrey.
CLIFTON HILL SCHOOL
Clifton Hill is a special school for children and young people with severe and profound learning difficulties and autism.
In March 2017 a refurbished Food Technology room was opened with the help of a donation of £35,000 from St Faith's Trust. The school website comments "The Food Technology Room is used by every student at Clifton Hill, gaining essential life skills such as healthy eating, budgeting and cooking. We are extremely grateful to our generous donors – the new room is fantastic !"
Momentum Children's Charity
Through funding for a Family Support Worker, who provides practical and emotional support to local children with cancer or life-challenging conditions, and their families. Families are referred to a Family Support Worker by their local hospital (the charity partners with 5 hospitals in Surrey, SW London and West Sussex), who is then by their side throughout their child's treatment and beyond, whatever the outcome. Every family is different, and the support offered is individually tailored, depending on their personal needs and circumstances. This is a vital role, that is central to the charity's family support programme and helps families cope despite the challenges they face.
Pictured: Family Support Worker Kerrie with Ryan, who she supported throughout his cancer treatment.
Potters Gate Primary School Farnham
Funding to set up a Nurture Group 'DEN' (Develop, Educate, Nurture') in the school.
... new donations in 2023
Farncombe School - Programme of Play Therapy sessions
Shottermill School - funding to create and equip a Nurture space.
Sight for Surrey - funding for counselling sessions.
Jigsaw Trust Dunsfold - funding for programme of Dance and Yoga sessions for autistic children.
Helen Arkell - funding to enable more assessment sessions.
Sebastian's Action Trust - a contribution towards their 2023 Christmas Party.