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.
Vintage Style Wrap Over Aprons (Pinny) will make a great gift this Christmas. Our womens vintage style wrap over aprons (or pinny as some people call them) are made from 100% quality cotton and make perfect additions to any 1940s wardrobe. The surrounding edges are securely bound in braid which ties at the back in an attractive bow transforming it into a wrap around apron. The apron’s have a bound pocket at the front which is great for storing your hankie or other bits and pieces. The aprons can be worn over clothes to protect them or can be used for vintage events, tea parties, fancy dress, costume, wartime ,a dress, 40s events etc ” My mother always wore one of these and she always had an hankie and dolly pegs in her front pocket” https://www.mindfulgifts.co.uk/vintage-style-aprons #buymindfulgifts
We, Mindful Gifts CIC, are looking forward to reopeing our unique shop in Darlaston, Walsall on 3 December 2020. As like many small independent shops we have been forced to close during lockdown. However, behind the scenes we have been busy getting our shop stocked with Christmas decorations and gifts , most at vastly reduced prices. We also have gifts for people with dementia including jigsaws, memory books and many more activities. So if you want to get some quirky and thoughtful gifts then please pay us a visit. We look forward to seeing you very soon! www.mindfulgifts.co.uk
If you know a care home that would benefit from these free activities please share this post with them . Mindful Gifts Cic are giving away a bundle of free activities to care homes every day in July. The care homes must come to our Mindful Gifts Cic shop in Darlaston to collect . www.mindfulgifts.co.uk