The Ardross-man


June 2019

The Scottish Diversity Awards 2019

My charity, The Scottish Centre for Personal Safety has had the work we do with many diverse groups recognised at this year’s Scottish Diversity Awards where we won the “Empowering Champions” award.

The Charity Awards 2019

I had the honour of representing my charity at The Charity awards 2019 in the Pavilion at The Tower of London last week.

We won the Disability Award for our Personal Safety classes for people who are Blind or Visually Impaired.

Well chuffed to have my charity considered to be one of the best in the UK.

Psychic & Holistic Fayre 5

We are lucky enough to have Ann Smith’s Phoenix Spiritualist Church use our Barony St John Centre in Ardrossan for their weekly meetings, tarot readings and demonstrations of clairvoyance and mediumship.

Every couple of months or so, Ann also holds a Psychic & Holistic Fayre in our main hall room with various stalls selling everything from Jem’s gems and crystals; craftwork such as handmade cards, candles, toys and jewelry; oriental and world-wide ornaments from the Cove such as Buddhas, meditation bowls and African woodwork; and much more.

There are also stalls offering tarot and angel card readings as well as others specialising in runes, aromatherapy, reflexology, aura photography, Reiki, Quigong medicine, spiritual healing, Mindfulness and Indian head massage.

On top of all this, there are demonstrations throughout the day from some of Scotland’s top mediums – and not forgetting the home-baking and refreshments.

Now, the main hall in our Centre is usually two thirds matted and the final third is a gym with spin bikes and free weights, so clearing all of this kit requires a lot of effort from our volunteers. But it is worth it because Ann, herself a celebrated medium, does not simply hire our hall for the day – she donates half of the day’s takings to us for the ongoing upkeep and renovation of the Centre.

So far, there has been a Fayre to mark Remembrance Sunday last November, one at Christmas, one at Valentine’s Day, one at Easter and a Summer one today. Now if we had rented the hall to the Phoenix Spiritualist Church we would have received £600 for our troubles – but astonishingly, they have donated a total of £2,414 to us for these five Fayres.

So, if you are looking for something a bit different, fancy treating yourself to a holistic treatment or even a tarot card reading, why not come along to the next Psychic & Holistic Fayre at our Barony St John Centre and indulge yourself? It’s scheduled for Sunday 1st September so you’ve plenty of time to put it in your diary….you know what they say – what’s good for the heart is good for the soul. 🙂

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