Everyone has the right to a pain-free life
CORE stands for the Centre for Osteopathic Research and Excellence. We set up our charity in 2017 with the goal to help people suffering with debilitating, chronic pain. Knowing how beneficial osteopathic treatment can be as a drug-free solution, we wanted to make high-quality osteopathy treatment accessible and affordable for all, while continuously researching drug-free alternatives to treat chronic pain and improve lives.
Chronic pain is the biggest cause of disability worldwide and already we are seeing a huge increase in pain and disability since lockdown and the effects of COVID. Osteopathy is currently not freely available on the NHS so we wanted to do something to help people in pain, as well as ease pressure on local health services.
Everyone has the right to a pain-free life. This is our belief and the driving force behind our charity.
Why do we need your support?
Unlike most charities, we strive to be self-financing by hiring our beautiful hall out for weddings and photoshoots, as well as running wellness classes and complementary therapies — all of which were abruptly ended by the pandemic.
- In the 1st lockdown we provided 245 free online consultations to help people manage their pain and discomfort whilst stuck at home.
- Since reopening we have continued to help people suffering from pain, providing 96 free appointments to people suffering from pain, depression and anxiety, as well as long-covid symptoms.
- We have seen an increase of patients this year coming to us in need of help who have either lost their jobs or are on reduced hours. Though we are struggling financially ourselves, our ethos that everybody deserves a pain-free life remains strong. We have provided over 2,000 concessionary appointments this year alone.
However, the longer this crisis persists, the less sustainable this has been and the more uncertain the future of our charity is. This is why we need your support.
What are we offering in return?
This Christmas, give yourself and those you love the gift of wellness. Not only will you be supporting your health in these trying times, but you’ll also be making an impact on the lives of those who wouldn’t normally be able to afford osteopathy treatment to lessen their chronic pain.
In return for your help we're offering a variety of rewards, including affordable osteopathy, wellness classes and the opportunity to hire our stunning venue - a 200 sqm Edwardian parish hall for your photoshoots, events and even your 2021 wedding, at a heavily discounted rate once we re-open!
Some of our rewards can be redeemed right away, however, some are dependent on government advice and you'll see 'Pay it Forward now, claim later' in the reward description. The health and safety of our patients and our community is our priority and we are slowly opening our centre whilst adhering to social distancing rules. If you choose to support us by hiring our venue, we will contact you with further details and to discuss dates. Find out more information about our space and view more images here.
Thank you in advance for all your help!
The Core Clapton team