The Shadyfish Xperiance, more commonly known as simply TSX, is a voluntary organisation that is open to all people regardless of age, race, gender, sexuality or ability.
Welcome to the world of TSX the Art of Charity.
TSX gives people the opportunity to get into a community with a friendly environment among people who will likely be there geographic neighbours, some of whom may have experience the same kinds of life challenges.
Having found serious inadequacies within the then support structures of local Health and Social Welfare providers Ricky McCarthy decided the only way that such provision would be available to people travelling a similar road would be to provide it himself through a charity based on using art as a social medium. Ricky met Linda who shared his enthusiasm for the idea and together they formed TSX which in time was given Charitable Status. TSX was different because not only was in designed to be long term (as opposed to the 12 weeks provision given by Statutory Bodies) it was free so people with extremely limited incomes could come along without embarrassment.
Starting with one group in Vange the idea of a safe, fun and fulfilling way of meeting people soon spread and now there are several groups running in different locations. Ricky’s dream became a reality that individuals, groups, social care providers and even the Health Authority saw as an innovation in the provision of dignified, long term, safe and fun care of often very fragile, hurt and lonely people.
Find out the background on the founder of T.S.X
The health lottery
The Health Lottery is not a national lottery. It is 51 local society lotteries each one representing one or more local authority areas across Great Britain. Each society lottery is licensed by the Gambling Commission and will raise money for health related good causes within their respective areas. Each local society lottery takes turns at participating in the draw so that every area in England, Scotland and Wales gets an appropriate share of the monies raised. Details of when each society lottery is running are shown below followed by a map of each of all of the society lotteries.
Just a little background
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Get close and personal with the T.S.X team
Please take your time to watch this very small video on our founders here at TSX an see why we do what we do, it will give you all hope an help you believe in your self that you can make it to where you want to be. With our help we will help you get there just one step at a time.
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Take a look at some of our work, also you can upload your own paintings to our gallery.
“All uploads are vetted by the site admin and can take up to 24 hours to be put on the site”