Bring our monster shop to LIFE

by Hoxton Street Monster Supplies in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Bring our monster shop to LIFE

Total raised £10,765

raised so far

113

supporters

Help us open a second retail shop for monsters AND fund a charity for young writers.

by Hoxton Street Monster Supplies in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 4th April 2023 we'd raised £9,735 with 108 supporters in 21 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

  • Develop new and exciting products that celebrate imagination and delight our customers
  • Run workshops and events at Leadenhall Market the share the power of writing and raise additional funds for young writers 
  • Extend the opening hours of both stores to allow more people to visit after work, on Saturdays and in the holidays

Monster Supplies

Hoxton Street Monster Supplies was founded in 1818. We pride ourselves on being London’s only purveyor of quality goods for monsters of every kind. From Thickest Human Snot to Dragon Treats, our products have proven popular with monsters of all kinds and even the odd human.

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The Unfortunate Curse

Due to an unfortunate curse all our profits go to the Ministry of Stories, a creative writing and mentoring charity for young humans. They use this money to create exciting projects such as building an escape room and setting up their own republic - complete with passports and national anthem - to show young humans the power of creativity and imagination. The charity lives behind the secret door in our original store in Hoxton. You can find out more at www.ministryofstories.org. 

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The New Store

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We want to set up a second store to reach even more customers, develop more essential products (Mermaid Eggs anyone?) and help support even more young people at the Ministry of Stories.

The City of London Corporation have generously offered us a pop-up unit at the historic Leadenhall Market, right next to the entrance of the magical Diagon Alley. But we need funds to say YES to this incredible opportunity. 

This would be a new monster shop in the HEART of the City of London, a powerful symbol for the importance of joy and imagination, and an essential revenue stream for our small but mighty charity, in a time of real uncertainty. 

Time is of the essence as we hope to open our new store next month!

Our Monster Manifesto

If we are able to BRING OUR POP-UP STORE TO LIFE this is a declaration of our intentions: 

  • To offer a space for monsters of every kind to browse essential products and scare supplies 
  • To allow humans to enter at their own risk and purchase products when safe to do so
  • To champion the power and joy of creativity 
  • To continue to fund young writers at the Ministry of Stories and support projects that make writing exciting
  • To create mischief throughout Leadenhall Market and plan some devious events and activities for visitors and families

Our Rewards

As a thank you for supporting us, we are offering you a chance to enter our fantastical world of monsters and mischief with a range of rewards. 

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Rewards

This project offered rewards

£30 or more

Feature on the shop wall

We will design a personalised notice - featuring your name and monstrous details - which will be pinned to the Community Notice Board in our new store.

£5 or more

A monstrous email from Igor

Our shop founder, Igor, who established Hoxton Street Monster Supplies in 1818, will personally email you.

£10 or more

Cursed pencil

We will post you a Monster Supplies pencil and a pre-mixed Curse. Make sure to use them wisely...

£100 or more

Personalised Tin of Fear

We will personalise one of our infamous Tins of Fear to include your name and choice of fear. This will be the only Tin of Fear of it's kind in the world*! *Guarantee does not extend to Alternative Realities and/or Underworld.

£500 or more

Personalised Broom and Flying Licence

Receive one of our limited edition Leadenhall Flyer broomsticks along with a wax sealed Flying Licence, ready to be displayed in your lair/cave/castle. (Must be collected from London as Human postal service refuse to transport enchanted items.)

£750 or more

Design your own Top Shelf Jar

Our Top Shelf Jars are very special and only available to customers with a valid Death Certificate. We will invite you to choose a new addition to the shelf, name it and help design it's content with our Head of Jars.

£1,000 or more

Gothic Fiction Workshop

We will host you and ten of your fiends for a Gothic Writing Workshop in-store. Run by our expert writer and facilitator, you will leave the night ready to rival Edgar Allan Poe.

£2,500 or more

Store Takeover

Hold your very own VIP event in our store. We will close to the public for 3-hours - evening or day time - for you and 20 guests to create a completely unique event or party in London’s premiere shop for Monsters.

£250 or more

VIP Shopkeeper for Two

Bring a fiend and spend 3-hours in our store corking Fairy Dust, tinning fear and trying out some VIP activities. Leave with a Dead Good tote bag stuffed full of goodies. For ages 14+.

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