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“Storytellers were once the centre of every community. Perhaps that’s where we can be again”

Society for Storytelling

Would you like to donate a children’s story to Roundabout the UK’s largest dramatherapy charity?

In April 2020 we launched ‘Roundabout-A-Story’ to create a bank of stories for children and their families to share. The children and parents/carers we support have told us how much they are enjoying sharing these stories and for some, this is now part of their bedtime routine. The donated stories are shared on our website and social media including our YouTube channel for everyone to access, both clients and supporters.

If you’d like to help, then please could you read or tell a story and video record it on your PC, laptop or phone and send it to us. We will then share it on our website, YouTube channel and social medias, with a link that enables viewers to make a donation, if they wish to.

We want to make this easy, so we can either send you a story or you can submit one of your own choosing – a fairytale/myth/legend from memory (so we do not have to worry about copyright) or you are welcome to make one up. If you would like an up-to-date list of all previously donated stories, please contact Rachel Livingstone at the email below. Please don’t read from a book or show illustrations from a book on screen unless you have permission from the publishers. Thank you.

At the end of the story, we would be grateful if you could read our appeal below, which gives people the option to make a donation if they would like to.

Our Roundabout stories are free for you to view, but if you would like to make a donation, we would be very grateful for your support.
Your gift will help us deliver dramatherapy support to children and vulnerable adults.
You can make a real difference to the lives of people coping with trauma, disabilities or challenging mental health issues.

Thank you for your support.

If you can donate a story here are some top tips to help:

  • Please could you tell or read a story that is suitable for all ages
  • Stories can be whatever length you choose but have generally been under 10 minutes in length
  • Please record the video in landscape
  • Please check the background behind you and make sure you are happy for us to share the video
  • Could you please introduce you video with the following?
    “Welcome to Share-A-Story, my name is ………
    Today I would like to tell you a story called ……
    by (or from)………”
  • Email your video to
    (we suggest using We-Transfer which is free to use, other methods are available)

We will let you know which day your story is going to be shared.

Thank you on behalf of all the clients we currently support and all those we hope to.

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