Backpack packing at Stripey Stork

The Surrey-based baby bank Stripey Stork supports children of all ages, as Dr Llewelyn discovered when she went to its Reigate warehouse in July to lend a helping hand.

She donned a facemask and apron and joined some of the charity’s volunteers to pack back-to-school bags for secondary schoolchildren.

Stripey Stork accepts clothes, books, shoes and other items donated by those who no longer need them. Then volunteers sort, check and pack them for local families referred to the charity by social workers and health professionals.