Thank you on #GivingTuesday

Posted by theministry on 5th May 2020

#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of unity and generosity, taking place on 5 May, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.

Research by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) who lead #GivingTuesday in the UK has found that many charities are struggling to survive during these unprecedented times. It also found that there are significant levels of generosity happening all around us, something that we at Ministry of Stories are thankful to have seen first hand from our friends and supporters. To shine a spotlight on this the CAF has launched this special #GivingTuesdayNow as a chance for people to show their gratitude to everyone who has supported them through these difficult weeks – their friends, families, key workers, charities and their wider communities.

We believe that the world needs stories now more than ever, and since we closed our doors we have been proud to launch two virtual community writing clubs so that we can continue to support our young people during this challenging time. Our volunteers, supporters and friends give us so much time, love and support each year, so to mark #GivingTuesdayNow we wanted to give YOU a gift from our young writers, created during our very first virtual writing club. 

Ministry Mysteries by Maysaa

Deep in Hoxton, the Ministry of Stories stands. Once a shop and a club flooding with children, now just a building that nobody dares to step into.
Inside you may expect the ordinary: chairs and tables where they were put last and the atmosphere so quiet, you can hear a pin drop.
However, it is quite the opposite now. Inside is pure chaos.
Bouncing around the room is the snack table spider. As you can probably guess, it disguises itself as a snack table but uses its snacks to lure children and eats them.
Beware the snack table….
Also joining in with the anarchy is the poison chalk spider which disguises itself as just a piece of chalk but when you take a hold of it, it delicately bites your hand and poison suddenly oozes through your veins.
Beware the chalk…
Many other monstrosities lay in the club, so before you go, be careful, be afraid of the creatures.

Thank you from everyone at Ministry of Stories for everything you do for us.  Stay safe, keep in touch and we’ll see you again soon!

For more details about the Giving Tuesday UK movement, visit Giving Tuesday UK, or follow @GivingTuesdayUK and #GivingTuesdayNow on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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