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The two charities covering 2019 and 2020: Lifeskills – Learning for Living and The National Centre for Integrative Medicine

Lifeskills-Learning for Living

Lifeskills-Learning for Living is a permanent regional safety education and training centre built as a realistic village and housed in the Create Centre close to Bristol City Centre.

Andy Townsend , Manager of the Centre for the last 18 years, attended S.I. Bristol’s business meeting on 25th February 2019 to inform club members about Lifeskills which has been chosen as one of two Club charities for the next two years.
The Centre relies on 100 trained volunteers to deliver its core programmes to year 6 children ( in small groups), special educational needs, adults with learning difficulties, older people and early years.

The Centre relies heavily on fundraising and the support of local organisations and businesses.  Andy outlined ways for S.I.Bristol to support Lifeskills by fundraising, volunteering ( or encouraging others to do so ), joining the board of directors, networking, providing professional expertise and publicising the charity as widely as possible. A visit to the Centre for members of SI Bristol will be arranged so that they can experience first hand this unique, interactive educational facility.  A summer garden party will hopefully kick start the fundraising effort on 29th June

The National Centre for Integrative Medicine (Logo to follow)

The other charity for the two year 2019-2021 is the National Centre for Integrative Medicine (NCIM).  On 8th July 2019 at the SI Bristol’s Supper meeting, Dr Elizabeth Thompson, CEO of NCIM, will be talking about the work, which focuses on inspiring health and wellbeing. NCIM is supporting the fundraising garden party on 29th June.

NCIM’s Holistic Doctor service is a new approach to healthcare that gives you control of your own health and wellbeing and makes the most of conventional, lifestyle and holistic approaches.
Some people see the logo for NCIM as two hearts – one the right way up and one up-side-down – while others see it as two plasters.