Introducing Cassandra Frederick
As part of the Framing Marks Gate series we photographed and interviewed a series of local residents and key workers who have played an interesting role on Marks Gate. Meet Cassandra Frederick of Cassandra’s Candles, Marks Gate resident, ‘Intuitive Consultant’ and Candle-maker! Cassandra has also been instrumental in helping to set up the Marks Gate Arts Collective, a group of creative local residents who plan to deliver an arts programme in Marks Gate in 2015.
What’s your name and age?
Cassandra Frederick, 31
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I’m an Intuitive Consultant, I provide 1-2-1 and group Readings, Meditation sessions, Personal Development classes and various workshops. I also make Chakra Candles to aid wellbeing. My interest in the more spiritual aspect of life began when I became extremely ill. I was diagnosed with chronic conditions, so I used these practices, my chakra candles as well as the help of professionals to improve my health both mentally and physically. I am a happy-go-lucky and highly spiritual person. I embrace all things holistic, especially therapeutic treatments. I love what I do and have a genuine love for helping others.
Why are you on Marks Gate?
I live on Marks Gate.
How long have you known Marks Gate?
I’ve lived on Marks Gate since mid 2009.
What are your experiences of Marks Gate?
Great little community and fab friends!
Tell us a special memory that you have of Marks Gate.
St Marks Church, it was the life & soul of Marks Gate and the hub of the community – everyone was always welcome there. And receiving the confirmation letter from Creative Barking & Dagenham stating that the Marks Gate Arts Collective’s (MGAC) application for funding to set up an Arts Programme in Marks Gate was approved, yay!