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Social outcomes we support
2616 people accessed our activities and we provided 2400 activity and support hours. Activities we provided included Rag Rug Making, Crocheting and Vintage Tea Parties. We provide 66 volunteer work placements helping to build self esteem.... Service User comments included  " The shop lifts your spirit completely and makes you go home with a smile on your face"... " We have a lot of laughs and recall a lot of good memories" ...
Mindful Gifts CIC have given out over 150 skipping ropes to children who live in Walsall in the last couple of months. Part of the Walsall Children and Young People Healthy Weight Strategy, Mindful Gifts CIC have encouraged children to get active by skipping and having fun. There are still skipping ropes available for children who live in Walsall who walk to the Mindful Gifts CIC shop in Darlaston, subject to availability.
Mindful Gifts CIC is a ‘not for profit’ organisation and any surplus that we make on our Ryder’s Annual is reinvested to support the great work we do for people with dementia. This can include doing talks in the community, raising awareness of dementia and reducing the stigma attached to it, visiting schools, and hosting visits to our shop from groups such as the Brownies. support us
This book was created using the founder of Mindful Gifts CIC ( Vicki Phipps) mothers poems she had written about what wash days used to be like.
When Vicki read the poems, she could picture what it used to be like before we had washing machines, tumble dryers and electric irons. She thought the poems matched with appropriate images would make an ideal reminiscence tool for those who could relate to what washdays used to be like. The book has been purchased by libraries, as well as care homes and hospitals across the country. Vicki suggests to use the book with a bar of carbolic soap, some dolly pegs and Reckitts Blue (Dolly Blue) as these helps to stimulate the different senses which provoke different memories. All of which are available from Mindful Gifts CIC. support us