Give the gift of wellness this Christmas

by Danny Orchard in London, England, United Kingdom

£260

raised so far

6

supporters

Buy the gift of wellness this Christmas for a loved one or a complete stranger who really needs it and help us make a pain-free life for all

by Danny Orchard in London, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 29th December 2020 we'd raised £260 with 6 supporters in 28 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

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.

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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.

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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

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We ask project owners to honour their rewards wherever possible but please note that all pledges are donations and there is no guarantee that you will receive any rewards from the project owner. Please see our Terms of Use for more information regarding rewards for pledges.

Rewards

This project offered rewards

£55 or more

Osteopathy Treatment Session

Buy a session of osteopathy at our clinic for you or a friend in need or donate it to a complete stranger and get that warm glow inside that tells you you've done good.

£10 or more

£10 Donation

Spare us a tenner to help a business you love get through whatever COVID-19 sends our way.

£15 or more

Wellness Class for Two (or 2 wellness classes)

Pay £15 today and we'll reward you with 2 wellness classes (yoga and/or pilates) with our wonderful Core Clapton teachers.

£35 or more

30 Minute Wellness Treatment

Pay £35 today and we'll reward you with the choice of a 30-minute massage, reflexology or acupuncture treatment at our Clapton clinic.

£65 or more

1 Hour Wellness Treatment

Pledge £65 today and we'll reward you with the choice of a 1 hour massage, reflexology or acupuncture treatment at our Clapton clinic.

£80 or more

Supper Club for 2

Pledge £80 today and we'll reward you with a dinner for 2 at our next Supper Club. Hosted in our vast 200 sqm Edwardian Parish Hall, you'll enjoy a delicious vegetarian or vegan 3 course feast cooked by our friends at The Little Cooking Pot. T&Cs and social distancing measures apply. Food by thelittlecookingpot.co.uk

£90 or more

90 Minute Wellness Treatment

Why not buy a luxurious 90 minute massage, reflexology or acupuncture treatment as a treat for yourself or as the perfect Christmas gift.

£100 or more

2 Hours Studio Hire (Saving up to 50%)

Pledge £100 today and we'll reward you with the opportunity to hire our beautifully renovated 200 sqm Edwardian Parish Hall for 2 hours, to host your photoshoots with up to 10 people (cast and crew). This is a saving of up to 50%. T&Cs apply. Please email [email protected] for full details.

£150 or more

Supper Club for 4

Pledge £150 today and we'll reward you with a table for 4 (2 couples seated 2 metres apart) at our next Supper Club. Hosted in our vast 200 sqm Edwardian Parish Hall, you'll enjoy a delicious vegetarian or vegan 3 course feast cooked by our friends at The Little Cooking Pot. T&Cs and social distancing measures apply. Food by thelittlecookingpot.co.uk

£150 or more

Private Yoga Class for up to 10 Friends

Pledge £150 today and we'll reward you with a private, 90 min yoga class for up to 10 friends in our stunning 200 sqm Edwardian Hall. This could be the perfect way to reunite with friends, celebrate a birthday or a great alternative for your hen-do.

£200 or more

A Full Course of 6 Osteopathy Treatments

Know someone in constant pain and discomfort? We do. Why not buy a full course of 6 osteopathy treatments at our clinic for yourself or as a gift. What better way to start the new year than knowing you'll be improving someones life for real.

£200 or more

Supper Club for 6

Pledge £200 today and we'll reward you with a table for 6 (3 couples sat 2 metres apart) at our next Supper Club. Hosted in our vast 200 sqm Edwardian Parish Hall, you'll enjoy a delicious vegetarian or vegan 3 course feast cooked by our friends at The Little Cooking Pot. T&Cs and social distancing measures apply. Food by thelittlecookingpot.co.uk

£500 or more

All Day Studio Hire (8 hrs, saving up to 50%)

Pledge £500 today and we'll reward you with the opportunity to hire our beautifully renovated 200 sqm Edwardian Parish Hall for a full eight hour shoot (with up to 10 cast / crew size). This is a saving of up to 50%. T&Cs apply. Please email [email protected] for full details.

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Extended Day Studio Hire (12hrs saving 50%)

Pledge £1,000 today and we'll reward you with the opportunity to hire our beautifully renovated 200 sqm Edwardian Parish Hall for an extended twelve hour shoot. This is a saving of up to 50%. T&Cs apply. Please email [email protected] for full details.

£3,500 or more

Wedding Venue Hire (Saving you 20%)

Go big and pledge £3500 today and we'll reward you with the opportunity to hire our beautifully renovated 200 sqm Edwardian Parish Hall for your big day in 2021. This is 20% off our usual hire price of £4200 inclusive of VAT. T&Cs apply. Please email [email protected] before pledging to discuss dates and refund policy.

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