Hurrah for the Hoxton Half

Posted by theministry on 20th October 2016

The intrepid Hoxton Half explorers raised a grand total of £1,500 for our young writers.

Thirteen teams took part in the inaugural Hoxton Half this September, lead by John Thew of THE. Now all the coffers are in, we’re happy to announce, drumroll please, that the groups raised a whopping £1,500 for our young writers.

The money will help us continue to create fun, meaningful and creative work that changes lives.

A massive Ministry thank to everyone who helped make Hoxton Half a success. Especially Digital Doughnut, Cognifide, Altaire, Major Digital, C3UK, Raring2go!, what&why and Jason Holland, Co-founder of THE.

John, from THE explains: “Hoxton Half, like so many good things, started as an idea in a pub. We were looking for a team-building theme and decided that a treasure hunt round 13 Hoxton pubs, having a half in each – not necessarily alcoholic – would be an interesting twist on Half Marathons. We then decided it would be even more fun to open the challenge to other companies and raise money for a worthy cause in the process.”

“We then decided that should be the Ministry of Stories, as creative storytelling is very important to THE CRM Agency, as we specialise in strategy and content creation for digital marketing.”


Hoxton Half team celebrate their win

The winners of the Hoxton Half


Hoxton Half will be happening again in Spring 2017. If you would like to reserve a team place or become an event sponsor, please email

Interested in fundraising for us? Email for more information.

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