We are looking for an individual(s) who can make Polish food for our Polish night! You dont need to be a chef but someone who can support us with preparing a couple of traditional dishes that the community can enjoy. Our Polish night will be on Saturday 27 July 2019 and we will be inviting people to come along to enjoy some nice food and music at our new REWIND shop, 3 Church Street, Darlaston. Contact Vicki on 01922 495994, 07828935451 or email email@example.com if you are interested in making the food or coming to the event.
On Mindful Gifts CIC’s new years honours list is Move n Clear who has donated 1000s of items including furniture so that our vounteers can repair and upcycle them into sellable affordable items. This has enabled our volunteers, who some have mental health issues and learning disabilities,to learn new skills and gain confidence! https://www.movenclear.co.uk/
It was lovely to see residents from Newcross Care Home again today! They enoyed the table skittles game, the tea and cakes but most of all the opportunity to have a chat and reminisce about the past!
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.