1 ‚Äì 7 June 2015
Ellie Dimmock, a volunteer for The Story Museum since January 2015 says: ‚ÄúI love volunteering at The Story Museum - it‚Äôs such a magical place and to be able to feel like I‚Äôm part of creating that magic is a really special thing. Even though I‚Äôm a volunteer, I feel like I‚Äôm part of the team and that the time I give up makes a real difference. There‚Äôs always something unusual and exciting going on, and it‚Äôs given me the opportunity to be involved in no end of weird and wonderful things!‚Äù More than 15 million people volunteer in the UK every month, lending their time and talents to causes as varied as food banks, libraries and hospitals. Charities, community groups and other organisations across the country are holding events to thank their volunteers for the contribution they make. Events will include awards ceremonies, barbecues, roadshows and tea parties. Last year almost 500 events were held throughout the UK.
The Story Museum works to celebrate and demonstrate the power of stories to inspire learning, especially for the young. A charity and non-profit company, it is in the process of creating a magical new world centre of children‚Äôs literature and storytelling in the heart of historic Oxford. The Museum currently has two exhibitions open to the public: Time For Bed, inspired by Helen Cooper‚Äôs award winning book The Baby Who Wouldn‚Äôt Go To Bed, and Draw Me Story, which explores how picture books grow from start to finish. The Museum continues to campaign for funds to complete its development. The Museum‚Äôs patrons are Kevin Crossley-Holland, Michael Morpurgo, Philip Pullman, Michael Rosen and Jacqueline Wilson and Malorie Blackman. www.storymuseum.org.uk