March 2017 Founders UpdateDear Founder,
behalf of the Board of Trustees of the Scotland College of Chiropractic
Charitable Trust (SCCCT), I would like to thank you for your investment
in the future of chiropractic!
It is through your financial commitment and dedication to the development and growth of our profession through excellence in education that will allow us to move forward in our commitment to start an undergraduate chiropractic degree programme in Scotland. We are delighted to welcome as Founders, chiropractors from Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Norway, Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada and Peru! We are just as delighted to welcome some amazing friends of chiropractic and equally amazing CAs who are donating monthly to our cause. We thank you all for having in us the trust to deliver on our promise!
I look forward to seeing you all at future events and of course, working towards our goal in the next few months and years!
board have been working hard over the last few months on our
application for degree validation. Validation is essential to allow our
chiropractic degree to be awarded to our graduates. Without validation,
we cannot progress towards regulatory board accreditation and then
opening our doors. The board has also been working on the degree
programme itself looking at how it may be developed to fit into the
structure of the Scottish education system.
We are delighted to inform you that our proposed degree programme has been accepted for Institutional Approval leading to Validation! What this means in practice is that the Board now must ensure that the Governance structure for the college is in place from an appropriate academic organisation and administrative structure to support the programme to a robust and rigorous quality assurance. It means that we must provide an appropriate learning environment where our future chiropractors can study. It also means that we must start writing cheques as we look at bringing on board a Higher Education specialist to advise us in our mission as well as fit out a university campus! It will no doubt be an exciting time ahead as well as a busy one! It also means that the drive for funds continues to enable the projects to continue. If you know of anyone who would wish to donate to the new degree programme, please encourage them to get in touch with me at the address on the bottom of this email.
As a registered Charity in Scotland, the SCCCT is also registered with the charity organisation, CAF America. CAF America allows tax deductible donations to be made from US taxpayers to our charity. Applications have been made for full registration with CAF America as well as CAF Canada for our Canadian friends to donate. For UK citizens, please keep all receipts to hand for your accountants! If you require anything further, please do not hesitate to contact me on the address below.
As Chair of the Board, I would like to publicly thank the continued dedication of my board members to this project.
SCCCT recently had a booth at one of the largest annual chiropractic
gatherings in the world, CalJam! Hosted by Dr Billy DeMoss and the
lovely Mary-Jane, this chiropractic conference attracts upwards of 3000
delegates for lectures on chiropractic and current health topics as well
as a dose of music from the conference bands on stage. I would like to
thank Billy and MJ for a great weekend and for the opportunity to
fundraise at their event for the new school project. Next year’s event
is on the last weekend in January 2018….
The SCCCT will be represented at several upcoming conferences. Please come along and say hello! Please also wear your Founder’s badge!!
11th March UCA Conference, London Heathrow
25th March Conor Ward Lions of Chiropractic Conference, Windsor
30th March – 2nd April Berkshires Philosophy Event, Lenox, MA, USA
8th-9th April The Rubicon, Melbourne, Australia
22nd April SCA Spring Meeting
27th-30th April ChiroEurope, Malaga
9-11th June The Edinburgh Lectures, Edinburgh
The Edinburgh Lectures June 9-11 2017 – Founders Dinner Friday 9th June 2017
The Edinburgh Lectures event this year will again be used as a fundraiser for the Scotland College of Chiropractic. This year's seminar is titled Principles of Practice Success and
we welcome many Chiropractic superstars. The weekend kicks off with our
stand alone, one-day intensive seminar with internationally-renowned
chiropractic neurology expert, Dr John Minardi. Our weekend speakers include chiropractic neurologist, Dr Michael Hall, Chiropractic paediatric specialists, Dr Dorte Bladt and Dr Jeanne Ohm, communication superstars Dr Brad Glowaki, Dr Mike Reid, Dr Jeri Anderson, Dr Laurence Tham and Dr Tony Croke, technique and philosophy guru, Dr Tim Young and stress and lifestyle expert, Dr Joe-James Tilley. Our keynote speaker this year will be best-selling author, Matthew Syed,
who will analyse the science of high performance and how individuals
and organisations are using it to gain an competitive edge and
continually drive success. It promises to be a great weekend of
To register, please go to www.
On the Friday night, we will be having our Founders Dinner. This year we will be having dinner and a couple of guest speakers to enrich your weekend. Tickets are £75 and all profits go to the new degree programme. As a Founder, please feel free to bring a guest (or many guests!). Please contact me directly to reserve your space.
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Two founders and their practices stand out for the fundraising efforts in the past few months.
A great big thanks to Founders Connell and Hayley Dorrian and Maya Varsani in Harrow for their Scottish-themed Christmas charity fundraising day. They managed to raise £1000 for the SCCCT!
Founders Ben and Izzy Mathew and their team in Cardiff have also been hard at work donating over £800 from a recent seminar hosted by them.
On top of the regular donations received, it is these type of one-off fundraising events which will help us reach our goals in the next 18 months. Thank-you!
Yours in Chiropractic
Ross McDonald, DC
Chair, The Scotland College of Chiropractic Charitable trustross@