help Joey reach his goal of health

Dear Friends,

Joey Waterson has touched everyone he meets with his huge heart, humility, wisdom and humour. Since 1999 Joey has welcomed people to him and to Embercombe, asking 'How can I help?'  Now it is our turn to help our beloved Joey. On the 8th of June Joey will be 70 years young and is getting ready to put on his blue suede shoes!

In celebration of this and in support of Joey's renewed, strong and heartfelt commitment to his health, well-being and longevity, we have booked Joey onto a week's detox retreat with Vitaldetox in Somerset, which includes juice fasting, guidance on addictions and nutrition, 1-1s, walks in the countryside, colonics, and so much more.  The last day of the retreat is on Joey's birthday and concludes with a raw food feast. 

Jenny will join him for the week, so together they can take these changes forward into their lives.

If the vision of Joey in a fluffy white bathrobe and bling-covered slippers is appealing to you, please join us in expressing the deep love and gratitude we have for this great bear of an elder who enriches so many of our lives. Joey wants to be contributing  for many years to come, walking alongside younger generations who so long for elders in their lives.  

Help make this vitaldetox retreat for Joey a reality  - you may know that Joey has had some health issues over the past few years including shortness of breath. Joey knows he needs to lose weight and get fitter. Having kicked all the rest of some very powerful addictions, Joey's facing the biggest of all: SUGAR - which many of you will know is in CHOCOLATE! 

Joey is determined to break himself of this life long addiction. Let's help Joey kick start the process and at the same time celebrate him as reaches his 70th birthday on this beautiful earth.

We’ve paid the £200 deposit to hold Joey’s place and we need to raise £1,500 to cover the costs of the retreat. To make this happen we’ve set up a GO FUND ME campaign - click here to make a gift

In the event of raising more money than required, Joey has asked that it be directed to the Catalyst bursary fund.

Vitaldetox retreat is an extremely well held and multi-faceted detox retreat ( which has been running for many years in Somerset and is led by a very experienced team of practitioners. Vital Detox is the only detox retreat we know of in the UK that works on all the levels - mental, emotional, spiritual and physical, so it is a good match for Joey. As it happens one of the retreat leader’s sisters came on the Journey recently and now are planning to come themselves. And one of the retreat leader's sons has just completed the Catalyst course. 

Joey was very touched and moved when we offered him this gift knowing that it is in support of his health and longevity. Joey and Jenny are preparing themselves for the detox now and are intending to make the most of it. 

Thank you for joining us in supporting our beloved Joey. May he be with us for many years, bringing his special magic and mischief to all he meets, sharing his stories, his insight, his tears and his laughter.

And please help by spreading the campaign with your friends and family and with anyone you know you you think would like to celebrate Joey on his 70th and support his journey to health!

with love and thanks,

Kanada, Tina and Mac


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Kanada Elizabeth Gorla 
Totnes, South West England, United Kingdom
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