Award gives happy ending to Frome charity Openstorytellers
A FROME charity is celebrating this week having won a prestigious national award.
Openstorytellers aims to enrich the lives of people with learning and communication difficulties, and those who live and work with them, through the use of narrative and story.
The group was voted the most outstanding community project in the country by the British Association of Storytelling in its excellence awards.
The charity was short listed by a panel of experts before there was a public vote across the country.
There were 847 nominations and at one time more 100 votes were being cast online each day.
On behalf of the charity, Nicola and Clemma travelled to Milton Keynes where they were thrilled to receive such public recognition.
Nicola said: "We were so honoured to be recognised among such incredibly talented storytellers.
"This award is for all our performers, management team, staff and volunteers who have all given so much over the last year, above and beyond what we could have ever asked for.
"We feel so lucky and thrilled to be surrounded by amazing supporters, many here in Frome, who took the time to vote for us. It means the world to us all."
The aim of the British Association of Storytelling awards is celebrate, promote and acknowledge storytelling in all its diverse forms, and the many talented and highly creative people who keep the tradition alive.