*NEW SERVICE* High 3: Holistic Wellbeing for Individuals and Companies
Sacha McKenzie a joint founder of Skypark-based Pocapoc, design and branding agency, has launched High 3: Holistic Wellbeing that treats individuals and company groups to help the workforce improve creativity, energy flow and boost performance.
A range of traditional individual therapies are available from reflexology, reiki, and launching this Autumn group energy workshops, tailored to meet the needs of a business and boost its performance.
A qualified Reiki and Reflexology Practitioner for 15 years and a Member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists, Sacha McKenzie said: “Our treatments are dedicated to personal transformation and wellness through holistic therapies. We focus on the person’s whole wellbeing, their physical, emotional and spiritual wellness.
“As the owner of a branding agency that develops brands and personalities of companies, I have been drawn to look at the whole company from a holistic viewpoint. Similar to individuals, a brand operates on different channels of energy. We look forward to launching our group energy workshops that will focus on aligning energy levels to encourage maximum productivity, creativity, and wellbeing.”
High 3: Holistic Wellbeing, is located at The Treatment Room, Level -2, Skypark 1.
Reflexology is based on an ancient form of therapy to harmonise and balance the body. The therapist works on reflex points on your feet, hands, and ears that are thought to relate to specific organs and glands in the body.
Reiki is the ancient Japanese method of healing using energy to balance the body and mind. Reiki is believed to improve just about any aspect of life, from physical health to emotional well-being to stress reduction and mental clarity.
Launch Foods Opens in Skypark to help feed Glasgow’s children
Urgent Appeal: Vehicle needed to help with distribution of food to children!
Launch Foods, a not-for-profit enterprise that provides over 7,500 meals over the summer holidays and beyond to feed the City’s primary school children in communities that need it most, is urgently appealing to Glasgow’s business community to help sponsor or donate a vehicle that can tow their Airstream truck and distribute food to children that would otherwise go hungry.
Launch Foods sets out to solve the issue of food surplus going to waste, by prepping 350 free children’s meals every day. Over the summer, Launch is working with the charity Achieve More Scotland, that run sports activities, by producing healthy nutritious free food for the kids participating in these free events.
Craig Johnson who runs Launch Foods said, “We’re urgently appealing to businesses to help sponsor or donate a vehicle that can tow our Airstream truck to deliver food to children that are going hungry. In 2018 and there is no excuse for this situation, our kids are going hungry and as a community we must work to show our kids we care. Every day, our children spend their evenings hungry without a proper meal and the situation gets worse over summer with the absence of school meals. Meanwhile, food producers throw away surplus food and now we’re doing something to connect the two.
“We ask suppliers to donate surplus food from which we create a menu of delicious treats that kids love, such as burgers, chicken wraps, smoothies and pasta. Scottish kids were consulted on the types of food they’d like to eat and even created some of the smoothie recipes. All the food on the menu is healthy, packed with (sneakily hidden) vegetables, and is low in fat and salt. We even make our own healthy ketchup. In line with the socially conscious cause, all of the packaging is compostable and biodegradable.
“Over the summer, Launch Food’s shiny silver food truck will be working with Achieve More Scotland providing in excess of 7500 meals feeding our kids that need it most. Beyond this, we will feed kids after their school day. Launch is a 365 day operation; it is not just for holiday hunger.”
Craig finished, “The more money Launch Foods generates, the more kids we can feed – it’s as simple as that. If anyone feels they would like to contribute they will be feeding kids in Scotland. Kids you pass in the street, kids many of you will know. It’s Scotland’s kids and they shouldn’t be going hungry.”
Lisa Kirsop of Resonance Capital, who handles marketing and tenant services on behalf of Skypark added: “As part of the effort to feed Glasgow’s children, Skypark is donating space to Launch Foods and providing practical to support to get the organisation up and running on site. We’re urging other businesses to get behind them and help feed children in the communities that need it most.”
If you or your business could provide urgent practical help to either sponsor or help provide a vehicle now, please contact Craig Johnson by email: Hello@Launchfoods.org
Skypark ‘lifts the lid’ on new Piano Project
Calling all pianists! Skypark is lifting the lid on the City’s Piano Project, a cause that sets out to put the ‘playfulness’ into work places and public spaces, by providing free-to-play pianos at a range of venues, turning Glasgow into a city of pianos!
All piano enthusiasts are invited to have a go and tinkle the ivories, with the arrival of the Project’s beautiful white baby grand piano – a recent star of the BBC drama ‘Ordeal by Innocence’ – with a new life in Skypark 1 reception area.
Driven by the idea of bringing people together through music, Tom Binns started The Piano Project, a social enterprise that sets out to create opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to play the highest quality acoustic pianos in Glasgow and beyond. Tom said, “Our project is all about quietly embedding more opportunities for ‘playfulness’ into the fabric of the City. The interaction that can happen around these pianos and the opportunity for people to break out of patterns of behaviour that keep us stuck, and make some music, is one antidote to isolation, loneliness, social anxiety, the process of dealing with grief and loss. It’s all about playfulness as this helps bring a different, flexible, state of mind that feeds back into how we live our day. We hope that Skypark tenants will enjoy the chance to play as they go about their work.”
Ongoing health and wellbeing initiatives that the Piano Project runs, include Glasgow Piano City; that offers free piano tuition for people coping with isolation, loneliness and long-term health conditions. Playing it by Ear sets up acoustic pianos in public parks and spaces offering free piano lessons to anyone with an interest. The Piano Project in partnership with Galgael and KibbleWorks, are developing a new range of high-quality products, by recycling pianos, creating employment and reducing waste.
Lisa Kirsop of Resonance Capital, who handles marketing and tenant services on behalf of Skypark added: “The piano is open to the public and tenants, to pop along and enjoy. We hope to encourage ‘playfulness’ and people can take time out and relax. We are delighted to give our support to the Piano Project at Skypark”.
Instruments are also loaned out to venues across the City for performances, events, conferences, festivals, workshops or private occasions.
The Piano Project’s baby grand piano at Skypark, will be open to tenants and the public from 9am-10pm Monday to Friday. Other participants in the project include King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and the Riverside Museum.
If you’re interested in finding out more or donating a piano to be refurbished and used as part of Piano Project’s ongoing initiatives please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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