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HOW LOCAL BUSINESSES CAN HELP



(AND HOW WE CAN HELP YOU!)



STORY STORKS is a social enterprise on a mission to inspire every child who comes into contact with our work to become a reader for pleasure. 


Based in Kingston, we’ve helped hundreds of children in the borough become better readers through our interactive story workshops and now we’re putting together our first ever 1 hour theatre show, specially written for 2 to 7 year olds with the aim of helping them fall head over heels in love with stories.


If this show works then we’ll be able to do more theatre shows and use the profits to fund more sponsored places for vulnerable children in our interactive story workshops, meaning we can help the kids who need it the most.


But to do that we need your help.


If you’d like to help there are a number of ways you can do so.

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CRACKER CHIMES TRAIL


In association with Bentalls and Kingston First we will be putting together a trail from the Bentalls Christmas Grotto leading all the way to the Children’s library.  For just £250 you can buy your business:

  • A stop on the trail

  • A Cracker Chimes toy to place in your store where ever you like (perhaps next to your lead Christmas item)

  • An advert to go around the trail

The trail will be distributed to all the children who attend the show (Approx 500).  There will be an additional 5000 copies of the trail printed and distributed at the lights switch on evening and through the Christmas period in the town centre.  

SPONSOR A PART OF THE SHOW


If you would like to sponsor a part of the show then we’d love to credit you for it.  You’ll receive an official thank-you in the program and, a Cracker Chimes toy and a spot on the trail (if you want it!)  We can also give you an ad in the program as well as the trail.  


Lighting costs                                                                                          £1,480

Sound costs                                                                                              £1.180

Set cost                                                                                                       £1,000

Venue Hire                                                                                                £783

Rehearsal space hire                                                                       £750

Sponsor an actor (1 of 3)                                                                £2,100

 


HELP WITH ARTWORK

Are you a design company?  Would you be willing to help us out with the artwork for the kids trail or program in exchange for free advertising?  We’ll even come and sing you a Christmas Carol whilst you do it. 

 


CASH DONATION

This project is 100% asset locked which means that all of your money will be put towards the show, and nothing else.  


COSTS IN KIND  

We need to gather a whole host of items to put this show together, from tinsel to christmas lights, scenery, costumes and props.  We've put a list of all the things we need to beg, steal and borrow on the 'Local Appeal' page.  If there is anything that you'd be willing to lend to us then please do get in touch.  In particular we're in need of screening - this can be exhibition and advertising panels.  As long as it's not offensive to children we'd love to have it and who knows, it might just prompt their parents to make a Christmas purchase!





If you'd like to discuss any of these options further then 

please get in touch with Sarah either on 07758 449196 

or e-mail sarah@storystorks.co.uk