November 2016 Founders UpdateDear Founder,
On 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!
The 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. In the meantime, the board have been working on the degree programme itself looking at how it may be developed to fit into the structure of the Scottish education system.
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 dedication of my board members to this project.
The SCCCT was represented at two incredible recent conferences. The first, our own CE in Birmingham, was attended by over 600 chiropractors, students and CAs. Grateful thanks are due to UCA President, Kevin Proudman, the amazing Melissa Sandford and all the UCA Board for their support of the SCCCT during the weekend’s activities. Not only did we recruit some Founders, but the UCA auctioned off a bust of DD Palmer which raised an amazing £5500 (thanks Monica Henshaw!!) for the trust. President of Barcelona Chiropractic College and friend of the SCCCT, Dr Adrian Wenban, then encouraged those who had been unsuccessful in their bids to donate those funds to the school project…. Special thanks must go to Founder, Richard Southam, who, true to his word, donated a large four figure sum! If anyone else wishes to follow suit, then please get in touch ;-)))
Earlier this month, I travelled to Los Angeles to speak for Dr Brad Glowaki’s CSK group. If you do not know Brad, I would encourage you to get to know him soon. One of the smartest and kindest people in chiropractic, he has grown a community of high integrity chiropractors and their teams who don’t just talk the talk, but literally change the health of their communities… a great group to spend the weekend with! Not only did Brad and his lovely wife Jessica personally donate $10000 to our cause, but this was topped up to over $25k by his CSK chiropractors. Our grateful thanks to Brad, Jessica, their family and their community for welcoming me and supporting our vision.
#givingTuesday - #SCCCT - #ourchiropracticlegacy
After the madness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we now have the opportunity to focus on giving instead of getting with Giving Tuesday! Giving Tuesday is a globally celebrated day of giving back serving as a call to action for people around the world to donate their money, time and talents to the causes they care most about. It is our aim to raise £1.5million by June 2017 and £3million by June 2018 in order for our doors to open. If you would like to donate further to our Trust or indeed, if you know someone who would like to donate, please do so using this link:
Yours in Chiropractic
Ross McDonald, DC
Chair, The Scotland College of Chiropractic Charitable trust
Charity No: SC046041