Lorna is “Paying it Forward....”
Lorna offers her time and money to many charitable projects.
Below are just some of the charities that Lorna, her family, and friends have supported over the past 20 years.
The donations and offerings come from the many Reiki Gatherings, Reiki Shares and other work that Lorna offers.
We are Grateful for your support.
Lorna is a volunteer Doula/ Birthing Companion for Amma Birth Companions
Amma provides trained, nurturing birth companions to women who face giving birth separated from friends
and family. We work with asylum-seeking, trafficked, and refugee women and those with insecure immigration status in
Glasgow who are overcoming adversity on their journey to motherhood. Here is a link to a recent STV interview about the work of AMMA ~ Learn more at https://www.ammabirthcompanions.com/
The many Glasgow Reiki Gathering gave donations....
The Glasgow Reiki Gathering has offered many donations over the years to Rachael's work with Tikondwe Youth Project (now known as Community Highlight) in Domasi, Malawi, Africa ~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/357910537612625/
Rachael (Lorna's Daughter) spent some time in Africa in 2012 and her work with this charity is ongoing.
Some of the work Rachael was involved with.... and that the Reiki Gathering helped to fund over the years ~ Educational Initiatives - working towards increasing the number of local children attending school, delivering children's lessons in basic Maths and English, co-ordinating a free meal program for pupils, establishing music and sports classes, renovating school buildings, delivering Adult learning classes.
~ Building the community’s first Orphan Hostel, complete with educational facilities.
~ Raising social awareness and understanding of issues such as mental health, learning difficulties, etc
~ Facilitating community health classes including first aid, sexual health, family planning, and aids prevention.
~ Working with the local HIV support group which meets twice monthly, and helping with the cultivation of the group’s vegetable garden.
~ Woking with the local Women’s group.
~ Working with Tikondwe’s recently developed Enterprising Initiative - promoting empowerment through business skills. Co-creating employment opportunities for local adults.... and much more! ~ Rachael is still very much involved in this project and is in deep gratitude to all of you at the Reiki Gathering for the donations over the years.
The Glasgow Reiki Gatherings have been sharing the love with Clic Sargent
The Reiki Gatherings have supported Clic Sargent over the past few years. Clic Sargent web address is http://www.clicsargent.org.uk/
A donation was offered to Bumblebee Conservation Trust to help save our bees ... and helping to save the sound of summer :) www.bumblebeeconservation.org facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bumblebee-Conservation-Trust/184323594931922
The Bumblebee Conservation Trust was established because of serious concerns about the 'plight of the bumblebee'. In the last 80 years, our bumblebee populations have crashed. Two species have become nationally extinct and several others have declined dramatically.
Bumblebees are familiar and much-loved insects that pollinate our crops and wildflowers, so people are rightly worried. We have a vision for a different future in which our communities and countryside are rich in bumblebees and colourful flowers, supporting a diversity of wildlife and habitats for everyone to enjoy. A growing number of committed supporters are helping our small team of staff make a big difference. We have over 7,000 members and are growing fast.
Thanks to the generosity of all who attended...we have also donated to The Emoto Peace Project.
Over the past few years, The Reiki Gathering has donated to The Emoto Peace Project... bringing forward Dr Emotos' messages regarding the importance of our Water via his Children's book ~ The Message from Water Children's Version. The Reiki Gathering has managed to pay for 1000 copies to be distributed among our schools and libraries in and around Glasgow... and also to everyone who attended The 5th Reiki Gathering in September 2013 and Dr Emotos Talk in Glasgow in October 2013. This is an ongoing project with Lorna offering donations from time to time for more of these books to be distributed. Over the years to date, we have managed to fund more 5000 of these fabulous books to be gifted to our children. Your donations make this happen ~ for more information available on http://emoto-peace-project.com/en/dr-emotos-message/
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There was also a donation made from both 4th and 5th Reiki Gatherings to assist The Council of Grandmothers Scotland Fund. Our visiting Grandmothers are representing GCEF and are hosted by the Scottish Grandmothers of GCEF. In 2012 we welcomed Grandmother Susan Stanton from Hawaii, CEO & Founder at Grandmothers Circle the Earth Foundation, and Vice President at Chiefmoon Consulting. We also welcomed Grandmother Gail Whitlow from Ontario, founder of a unique Healing Centre located on Six Nations First Nation- Haudenosaunee Territory of the Grand River.
In 2013 we have welcomed GrandmotherTutu Wahine Vahinetapu Kahuna Hauolikeakahulilani Pahia was born on Oahu and raised atop a mountain at Maunalani, Oahu. She is of Hawaiian, Tahitian, Lakota Sioux, English, Scotch, Welsh, French and German descent. Both of Kahuna Pahia’s parents are of Hawaiian royal and kahuna lineage. We also welcomed Grandmother Billie - also known as Purple Harvest Woman, is a Traditional Aboriginal woman, mother, and grandmother. She is one of the founding members of the Kookum Gaa Na Da Maa Waad Abinoojiiak (Grandmothers Protecting Our Children) Council.
Grandmothers Circle the Earth Foundation is a nonprofit organization that brings together women from all ages, races, cultural, social, professional, and spiritual backgrounds, to create practical and sustainable solutions to the most pressing issues they face today. Our Mission is to respond to requests to provide guidance, resources, professional expertise and administration for creating sustainable Grandmother Councils and culturally relevant Women’s Circles that bring together ceremonies, medicines and wisdom teachings of Indigenous People from many nations as valuable tools and bridges for addressing universal issues around the world, such as Developing Community, Sustainability, Renewable Resources, Elder Care, Developing Youth Leadership, Domestic Violence, Business Development and more.
The Grandmothers take no money from these Events. All money raised is to help with venue hire, cost of travel and hosting and towards all future events and circles in Scotland
Please email or mobile 07925692631 if you have any questions. https://www.facebook.com/grandmothers.council.7?ref=ts&fref=ts#!/GrandmothersCircleTheEarthFoundation
If you know someone who would like to be attuned to 1st Degree Reiki and who genuinely cannot afford it please let Lorna know. Some of the proceeds from this Reiki Gathering will allow partial funding for some people for 1st-degree reiki via Lorna McLean at http://www.lornamclean.co.uk
The Rucksack Project
Lorna was the volunteer organiser of the The Rucksack Project in Glasgow. This came from an original idea from Mathew White in Bristol to fill a rucksack and offer it to a homeless person. The Glasgow events took off at such a rate, due mostly to the kind Hearts of the Glasgow Public and with the help of social media and local radio and TV interviews with Lorna. It also helped highlight the on~going and unacceptable situation of homelessness around the country. The projects happened all over the UK and beyond and made quite an impact on the general public who got involved in helping in so many ways. Here in Glasgow, we witnessed such compassion and kindness on a grand scale. The project was closed in 2016 by Mathew due to a variety of reasons. However you can still offer your kind donations direct to some of the homeless organisations around the city. Feel free to contact Lorna who is still involved in this work and can direct you to various drop off points. Here is a link to one of our past events https://www.facebook.com/events/802420676545986/