JOM Charity International Day & Black History Month Celebration on 1st October, 2022.

This fantastic event kicked off with exhibition of “The Journey” Personal Testimonies of Africans living and working in Scotland funded & supported by Museums Galleries Scotland (MGM), Year of Stories, in attendance was Dr Sue Morrison, the oral history expert who conducted the interviews on behalf of JOM Charity and some of the respondents

Josephine Oboh-Macleod,
Olivia Ndoti,
John Osehi,
Sean Reid,

Music by Glasgow Small Pipers, food was supported by Olivia Ndoti and other members of Women Intergretion Network (WIN) who prepared varied delicious array of International food & beverages. Olivia made a speech about importance of Black History Month.
Sean Reid facilitated the ICH, Intangible Cultural Heritage, “Integration through Proverbs” very enjoyable interactive sessions.


Thanks to everyone that attended and supported JOM Charity.


Creative Art & Well-being sessions was funded by The National Lottery Community Funds.
Overall events was coordinated by Josephine Oboh-Macleod of JOM Charity.
“This event has been supported by the Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund. This fund is being delivered in partnership between VisitScotland and Museums Galleries Scotland with support from National Lottery Heritage Fund, thanks to National Lottery players”.

Autism Awareness Children’s Day Exhibition 2022

JOM CHARITY (SCIO) SC048839 *_Scotland Presents_* 👉 Autism Awareness Children’s Day Exhibition 2022 !!!*Funded by — National lottery Community Funding Scotland *Date: 30th April 2022*Time*: 11 am to 3 pm *Facilitators :- Josephine Oboh Macleod-Vanessa Fletcher etc *Venue: The Regent Shopping Centre, Cowgate, G66 1JH Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire Scotland * Autism On The Brief : 👇👇Autism is described by experts as a complex, lifelong developmental disability that typically appears during early childhood and can impact a person’s social skills, communication, relationships and self-regulation.Buts it’s not all that bad🤗 it can be managed!!!🥰🥰😃DON’T FORGET, SATURDAY 30TH APRIL IS A FUN DAY FOR CHILDREN

Valentine Special, Sponsored by Tesco

“Happy Valentine!❤️💝❤️”

A very successful event!
As we send Love to all from Tesco Milingavie.
Thanks to you all for your magnificent support!
In aid of Mental Health & raising funds for local school, Douglas Academy, Milngavie.

A big thanks also goes to Tesco staff and mangers, St Paul’s Church, Milngavie, Pam Gosal MSP, Naveed Asghar Rana,Steven Morrison, Faten Hameed, Tesco staffs & Managers, St Paul’s Church Milngavie, Ian, Milngavie Manor Carehome, local Artist, Geoff Foord, Piper Norman MacLeod, JOM Charity Volunteers, Supporters & most importantly everybody!

The event was facilitated by Tesco Community Champion Evelyn & Josephine Oboh-MacLeod of JOM Charity – SCIO.

Afro Celtic Textiles Art Exhibition

The National Lottery funded JOM Charity’s Afro-Celtic Textile Art Exhibition, “Re-Generation” will take place in September 2021, in Milngavie, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Full program of events: Click here to view pdf file.

The local Art and Culture Center, JOM Charity, joined by her collaborators including Johfrim Art and Design and her affiliate Kakofoni are celebrating after being awarded a much appreciated funding by The National Lottery Community Fund to organise this pioneering project and events in Milngavie.

Community Fund logo

Residents and local businesses are extremely excited and supportive of their beautiful town of Milngavie located in the suburbs of Glasgow being given this magnificent opportunity to host The Afro-Celtic Textile Art Exhibitions and International Culture Festival.  Some members of Milngavie Business Development District BID are also supporting this marvellous project and events.

Special thanks to The National Lottery players and Supporters says chief co-ordinator Josephine Oboh-Macleod(Johfrim) of JOM Charity.

The project is aimed at building stronger relationships between African, Scottish & other communities in Scotland. It’s purpose is to create better interrelationship between them. The workshops, activities and exhibitions are projected to give participants something special, that allows them to interact with others thereby alleviating, isolation, loneliness, depression and other mental health & wellbeing challenges.

Program of Events:

Opening: Wednesday, 1st September, 2021

Milngavie Workshop &  Seminar, Tie & Dye workshop with STITCH-ED Embroidery group led by Ruth Blakey and Jane.

Venue: Fraser Center Milngavie, 7 Douglas Street, Milngavie Town Center, G62 6PA


Thursday, 2nd September, 2021

Tartan and Kilt making by Amanda Moffet of ScotClan.

Venue: Fraser Center Milngavie, 7 Douglas Street, Milngavie Town Center, G62 6PA

Time: 10am to 2pm


Saturday, 4th September, 2021

Afro-Celtic Textiles Exhibition and Afro-Ceilidh Day. Organised by Josephine & managers Alister & Julie.

Venue: Gavin’s Mill, Milngavie next to Tesco, 3 Gavin’s Mill Road, Milngavie G62 6NB

Time: 4pm to 9pm


Wednesday, 8th September, 2021

Virtual Workshop.

Facilitators Josephine Oboh-Macleod(Johfrim) & other collaborating Artists such as Chief Kofi Gift Amu & Vanessa Fletcher. Exploring African & Celtic symbols.

Venue: JOM Charity, Art & Culture Center, 26A Station Road, Milngavie, Glasgow, G62 8HN, East Dunbartonshire

Time: 10am to 2pm


Saturday, 11th September, 2021

Whisky tasting, along with Scottish Cheeses and other delicacy tasting by Alan Irvine.

Venue: The Scottish Gantry – 5 Mugdock Rd, Milngavie, Glasgow, G62 8PD

Time: 2pm to 6pm


Saturday, 18th September, 2021

Men Matter Scotland –  The Kilted Afro – Celtic Gentlemen Get Together facilitator Salvino Volpe.

Venue: Fraser Center Milngavie, 7 Douglas Street, Milngavie Town Center, G62 6PA


Tuesday, 21st September, 2021

The Aged “Milngavie Old People’s Welfare.”
Afro-Celtic Exhibition, Workshop, Quiz, Oldies Down Memory Lane Music, Raffles .

Facilitators – Josephine Oboh-Macleod, Iain Macaulay and Volunteers.

Venue: Fraser Center Milngavie, 7 Douglas Street, Milngavie Town Center, G62 6PA

Time: 11am to 2pm


Saturday, 25th September, 2021

“Afro Celtic International Carnival Day”

Exhibition, Workshop, Fashion Show, Music, International Food & Drinks , Raffles.

Facilitators/Exhibitors – Members of Stitches, Chief Nike Davies-Okundaye, Vanessa Fletcher, Princess Iyase, Iain Macaulay, Dr Ehi Akhogba, Titus Agbara, Men Matters, Chief Josephine Oboh-Macleod(Johfrim), The Aged at Fraser Center and Exhibition Show Piece “Afro-Celtic Wedding Couple” by Karen of Karen Alterations & Elaine Fleming of Foils Hairdressing. Stands with delicious food & drinks tasters from local businesses and African Restaurants.

Venue: Milngavie Town Center & Fraser Center Milngavie, 7 Douglas Street, Milngavie Town Center, G62 6PA.

The raffle will raise funds for Myeloma UK, Red Cross, Scottish Children’s Hospices, Men Matter, Scotland, Erskine caring for Veterans, The Aged at Fraser Center, Milngavie, Red Cross.

Time: 11am to 6pm