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Pawo loves to get projects up and running on his visits to Paignton - or progress ones that he's started on earlier visits!  Here he can be seen working on a fabulous, funny and 'busy' painting that he and Pauline (our volunteer shop co-ordinator, who is very 'arty') have been doing for some time.  Members of the art therapy group also join in and, by the time it's finished, there will be so much in it that I am sure that we will be looking at it for months and still see something new each time!  Keep a look out - it will be on the wall in the cafe or shop before too much longer!

 

Copper Mountain!

10/12/2015

 
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There are lots of people who don't like to be weighed down by lots of 'copper' in their pocket or purse.  If this sounds like you - please bring them along to CentrePeace!
Pennies soon turn into pounds and pounds can make a lot of difference.  We hope to get to the point, for instance, where donated pennies will pay the gas or electric bill.  The more we can pay our own bills, without relying on outside  funding, the more we can be sure to be here for the long term.  We are truly a place where community helps community and we would welcome your help.  The picture shows our friend, Pawo, and Sarah, our Centre Manager, tipping some donated coins into the trunk that holds our 'mountain'.

 

Working for PEACE

10/12/2015

 
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The PEACE element of CentrePeace has always been very important to us as we seek to help people find peace in their lives - with practical help or counselling or on a level of providing space for therapy groups and complementary therapies.  Now we are seeking your help to support peace on a wider scale.  There is so much going on in the world that is bringing suffering to people in so many ways, on so many levels. We can help by living in peace ourselves and also sending out positive thoughts of peace to those people suffering.  We can also help on a more practical level by providing some articles to help improve their physical comfort.  Our PEACE TABLE  (above) holds a box for donations that will be spent on warm wear for children in Syria.  We also invite people to light a candle and send their thoughts out to all those who could use extra light and peace in their lives, whether family, friends or people we might never meet but would like to send our loving support to.