Funky Gerbil is not about making money. It is about raising awareness, stimulating discussion and letting children know they are not alone with whatever specific learning difficulty it is that they have.
But Funky Gerbil does make money, whenever any of its books get sold. So from now on, all profits from the sale of these books will be donated to the new YourStoriesMatter.org project undertaken by Socialworx c.i.c. - a social enterprise with the ambitious aim of curating and making available hundreds of stories from people with specific learning difficulties, physical and mental health issues, and challenging social situations.
These stories, initially uploaded in the form of video blogs (VLOGs) and text, will be collated and translated by the YourStoriesMatter.org project in the form of animated explainer videos to more effectively engage people who can help to make a difference: peers, families, teachers and health professionals.
They have a long way to go. So we thought they could do with some help.