Thalis for Tales

Fundraiser for OpenStoryTellers

Lungi Babas and Sustainable Frome are very excited to be supporting OpenStorytellers with raising funds for their new Outreach work.

Many of the people that OpenStoryTellers support are not able to get out and about and take part in activities as they usually would. This is having a significant impact on people’s physical and mental health, as they find themselves isolated at home. 

OpenStoryTellers’ new Outreach support is designed to keep people safe while enabling continued friendships and opportunity. 

OpenStoryTellers help people to find their voice and use it. Stories are what make us human, they help us to make sense of the world, make friends and take part in society. OpenStoryTellers is a community arts charity in the heart of Frome, supporting people with learning disabilities and autism.

Could you help us spread the word about this fundraiser? Please use #ThalisForTales on social media.

Open Story Tellers, Lungi Babas, Sustainable Frome logos
Every 1th Thali
Eat your favourite food!

Every 6th Thali that Lungi Babas sell over the next 3 months will be donated to OpenStoryTellers. That's 17% of our Thali revenue.
Funds raised £0
Support a local charity & a local business.

How much we've raised so far. Thanks everyone! Money for charity, while eating our food!
Fundraising aim £4000
Give the gift of friendships and opportunity.

We are aiming to raise £4,000 for OpenStoryTellers' Outreach support, enabling friendships and opportunity for people with learning disabilities and autism.

Ways you can support and take part!

Buy a Thali
or a doubles

Lungi Babas will be donating money from every 6th Thali sold. Buy your Thali here on our website. Justin’s Doubles are at Loop De Loop on Saturdays. They are also donating sales from every 6th doubles. Buy your doubles from Loop de Loop (near community fridge) on Saturdays, 12.30-2.30.


You can give a donation on our Thali product page here.

What your money can pay for
£8 (1 thali!) – an activity pack for someone who is isolated
£20 – an outreach visit to someone isolated at home due to Covid-19
£50 – specialist support for someone who is digitally excluded (supporting them to use a tablet to access online activities)
Share your
lockdown story

You are invited to take part in a Lockdown Postcards project, as part of this fundraising partnership – Thalis for Tales – between community arts charity OpenStoryTellers, Lungi Babas and Sustainable Frome.

Members of OpenStoryTellers have been creating postcards that reflect their experience of the lockdowns and the pandemic this year. We would love to hear your stories too!

How to take part:

  1. Pick up a free postcard from PostScript (these have been kindly paid for by Sustainable Frome) – or use your own
  2. Think about a story, a feeling, a top tip or something you’d like to share from your experience of the pandemic and draw or write it on the postcard – be as creative as you like!
  3. Drop off or send your postcard by 1st May. To one of the following venues: OpenStoryTellers (@RISE Frome), Lungi Babas, PostScript, the Good Heart Café or the Share Shop and snap a photo to Facebook, tagging @OpenStoryTellers

To help raise funds, there is a suggested donation of £1 (or more!) to OpenStoryTellers when you drop off your postcard. There will be a collection pot at each venue, or you can donate online.

See your postcard in an exhibition at the Thalis for Tales celebration event in May. Most likely online. Do keep an eye out for details nearer the time!

If you have any questions about how to take part or would like to make a donation, please contact OpenStoryTellers on

What will you support?

OpenStoryTellers want to develop new Outreach support, which will focus on people with learning disabilities and autism who are not able to access OpenStoryTellers or the community in person. The Outreach support will provide an essential lifeline during this confusing and difficult time.

  • Providing home visits
  • Provide support where needed and be a friendly listening ear
  • Supply activities that will enable individuals to take part in OpenStoryTellers’ exciting and innovative projects.
  • Support people access activities and stay in touch with friends. For those who are digitally excluded, support will be given with technology, helping people to safely get connected online, join in with activities, stay in touch with friends and properly feel like part of a group again.

Who will benefit?

Together we can support up to 20 people with learning disabilities and autism, and benefit an additional 20 family carers and supporters through the Outreach service.

During ‘normal’ times, people with learning disabilities or autism experience worse health outcomes than non-disabled people. According to recent figures from Public Health England, people with learning disabilities are much more likely to die or experience serious illness as a result of Covid-19.

OpenStoryTellers supports people to make sense of the world around them, solve problems, make choices and advocate for themselves.


Could you help us spread the word about this fundraiser? Please use #ThalisForTales on social media.