Thalis for Tales

Fundraiser for OpenStoryTellers


We are currently planning an exciting September event to help us reach our target of £4,000 (or more) for OpenStoryTellers’ outreach service!

When: 23rd September. From 12:00 noon and into the evening
Cost: Free (apart from the food)
Where: At Train Station Approach, BA11 1RE

A multi-faceted event bringing together food, folklore, film, fundraising and … your Wild. 


12noon – 3pm: OpenStorytellers film launch and food
3:30pm – 5pm: Children activities with Jud. Jud has been playing games with kids for 30 years and has lots up his sleeve!
5:30pm – 9:30pm: Food, music and storytelling. Local musicians and storytellers.

An afternoon and evening of food, folklore, film and fundraising. Why not join for a lunchtime treat, meat the cast in their magnificent costumes, and hear the true story of Peter the Wild Boy.

Local Frome charity, OpenStorytellers are proud to launch their film, ‘Peter the Wild Boy’. The film was made through lockdown. The event continues with children activities and various Frome based storytellers and musicians. Bringing us together to explore ‘what is your wild’ and what it is to be a community.


For fire marshals and safety wardens. Can you spare an hour or more between 5:30pm and 9:30pm? Please contact Mahesh directly on 07468421129.

Part of Frome’s Great Big Green Week.

Thank you

for your amazing support so far!
We are overjoyed to announce that our #ThalisforTales fundraiser has so far reached £2,558!! ✨✨✨
Our huge thanks to all our customers, Sustainable Frome, JJ’s Doubles and everyone who has supported this fundraiser!
We are no longer donating every 6th Thali to OpenStoryTellers. 
Funds raised £0
Supporting a local charity.

How much we've raised so far from Lungi Babas, JJ Doubles and Madeleine from Sustainable Frome. 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. Next: Our summer event. Details to come.
Every 6th Thali
Every 6th Thali that Lungi Babas sold in the last few months were donated to OpenStoryTellers. We are no longer donating every 6th Thali.

You can still give a donation directly to OpenStoryTellers

Why OpenStoryTellers?

Lungi Babas and Sustainable Frome are 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.

Open Story Tellers, Lungi Babas, Sustainable Frome logos

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.