Bloom - The Health Spa for the Mind

by ★ Sasha Wallace ★ in 

Bloom - The Health Spa for the Mind

by ★ Sasha Wallace ★ in

We did it
On 12th August 2016 we successfully raised £7,617 with 11 supporters in 94 days

Welcome to Bloom.

I am on a mission to get everyone taking more positive action on their mental health, and to ignite that spark I want to provide people with an amazing space to grow, develop and find sanctuary, while fostering a sense of community, and sustainability for the environment.

My business plan is to develop a wellbeing centre for all ages and backgrounds, to understand about stress and stress management, and promote positive mental health; learning that can be effectively woven in to our daily lives, to help build resilience, self-management and social cohesion. 

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The core features of the social enterprise, and the building itself, provide an oasis of calm that invites you in to relax, take care of yourself and re-energise.

The centre itself will comprise a Coaching and Wellbeing Pod, a Library and E-Learning Pod, a Recreation and Family Pod, a Hydro-Therapy Spa Pod, and an Entrance Pod. Bloom will contain landscaped tranquil gardens, both flowering, and fruit and vegetable gardens developed by Eco-Therapy gardening, using voluntary sector groups that support people with mental health issues, and ex-army veterans. 

Supporting Eco-Therapy projects provides opportunities for people to develop their mental wellbeing, learn about growing food and plants, and gain valuable skills for employment and training. 

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There will be an increase in bio-diversity for natural habitats of birds, bee populations and wildlife, through the development of the gardens, orchards and woodland. Bloom will grow its own produce - vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices to supply the café (by end of Year 1), and in time will create its own line of preserves, chutneys, pickles and juices.

All other food and drinks for the two cafes will be freshly prepared on site with produce from local farmers and suppliers, minimising the 'food miles' carbon footprint. There will be several event spaces around Bloom, including an Amphitheatre in the grounds, to hold workshops, meetings, evenings of culture and music, inspiring talks and much, much more. 

I have identified Croydon as an area that is embarking on a vast programme of regeneration and this could be an ideal place for Bloom. Nestled out in the lush verdant green of the countryside, well connected transport links with London and the South East, with access to Gatwick airport, and the Continent. 

It's space to unwind

It's a place to get inspired

It's space to rejuvenate

And a place to just be

It's a place to make friends

It's space to make plans

It's a place to discover who you want to be

It's space to bloom.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£1 or more

£1 Reward

When you pledge just £1 for Bloom, you'll be entered into a Prize Draw to win a Luxury Two-night Break for Two People. The winner will be able to choose their travel dates to one of 250 amazing destinations, in the UK and Europe. Countryside escapes, rural retreats and great city expeditions. The perfect way to relax and unwind with a loved one. Winner announced 30 June 2016. Be a winner and help Bloom to be one too! You have purchased one brick to help build Bloom. I want to thank you by displaying your photograph and your name/business logo in our Hall of Fame at Bloom. Thank you for believing in my pitch!

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A Stunning Five Colour Bloom Pod Highlighter Pen. You have purchased one brick to help build Bloom. I want to thank you by displaying your photograph and your name/business logo in our Hall of Fame at Bloom. Thank you for believing in my pitch!

£25 or more

11 of 100 claimed

£25 Reward

A ticket for One Person to the 'Breaking New Ground’ Bloom Launch Party. With great food, great company and great music, you don't want to miss it. Dates to be announced. You have purchased one brick to help build Bloom. I want to thank you by displaying your photograph and your name/business logo in our Hall of Fame at Bloom. Thank you for believing in my pitch!

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Donate a 1-hour Coaching Session to someone in need. Your gift will make a huge difference to a life. You have purchased one brick to help build Bloom. I want to thank you by displaying your photograph and your name/business logo in our Hall of Fame at Bloom. Thank you for believing in my pitch!

£85 or more

£85 Reward

A Bloom Voucher for 2 x 1-hour Coaching sessions. And the beginnings of a fruitful journey. You have purchased one brick to help build Bloom. I want to thank you by displaying your photograph and your name/business logo in our Hall of Fame at Bloom. Thank you for believing in my pitch!

£160 or more

£160 Reward

A 3 month membership to Bloom for 1 Adult, including One rejuvenating massage or spa treatment. You have purchased one brick to help build Bloom. I want to thank you by displaying your photograph and your name/business logo in our Hall of Fame at Bloom. Thank you for believing in my pitch!

£450 or more

£450 Reward

A 3 month membership to Bloom for a Family of Four. The perfect place to all be together. You have purchased one brick to help build Bloom. I want to thank you by displaying your photograph and your name/business logo in our Hall of Fame at Bloom. Thank you for believing in my pitch!

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Reward

A Team Development Workshop for 10 People. What a way to invest in your staff! You have purchased one brick to help build Bloom. I want to thank you by displaying your photograph and your name/business logo in our Hall of Fame at Bloom. Thank you for believing in my pitch!

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