What better way than to keep active with vinyl records. Get moving by : 1. Search the shops for your favourite records 2. Play them at home ( remember you need to keep changing the record and turn them over to play the B side!) 3. Have a dance to your favourite tunes 4. Search the shops again for more vinyl to add to your collection!
Mindful Gifts CIC has a new volunteer, published award-winning Poet, Ellis Robinson Aka Ellis Unchained. Ellis, an ex-infantry soldier, served in the Mercian regiment and deployed to Afghanistan, op Herrick 19. Upon his return and transition into civilian life, he was diagnosed with PTSD and OCD. Life became too much for him, to the point he felt a change was needed and decided to take his treatment into his own hands, with the guidance of Birmingham veterans mental health service. Ellis understands that he is not out of the woods of yet but recognizes how far he has come. Ellis publishes all his poems, articles and short stories on his website. His debut poetry anthology can also be found here: https://www.unchainedwisdom.com/ Ellis would like for anyone struggling with mental health or even just struggling with life, to come and have a chat with him at Mindful Gifts CIC. He quotes, ‘The world can be a dark place, only a fragment of light is needed to create a beacon of hope, I found it so everyone can.’ A fight against mental health starts within us, come visit Mindful Gifts CIC and see if this could be the start of a new story for you.
On Mindful Gifts CIC’s new year’s honours list is Noddy Holder who opened our REWIND Vinyl Record shop in Darlaston Walsall in June 2019. Noddy came back to his home town to officially open our new vinyl record shop in Church Street, Darlaston. 100s of people turned out and Noddy signed records and other memorabilia which helped us to raise further funds for the good work we do for people with dementia at our Mindful Gifts CIC shop, next door but one.
Remember the TV Show ‘This is Your Life’ with Eamonn Andrews? This when the guest was presented with their Big Red Book with lots of nice things that people had said about them. Well you can do that special surprise for your loved one. This can be for a special occasion, a birthday or retirement. Either way collecta few memories from peopleel who know that person and present them with their own book!