Psychics get state funding
Paul and Deborah Rees, from Bridgend in Wales, have been awarded a £4,500 grant to set up a school for psychics.
The money comes from Want2Work, a scheme which helps people on long-term benefits get back to work or set up their own business.
Paul's pyschic powers run in the family but the former upholsterer has had to defend the grant from public criticism.
Paul said they had put in a ‘lot of work’ into making their business work.
‘We are not about playing on people's emotions, we teach, we demonstrate, we provide evidence that's so profound for yourself, that you can't dismiss it.
‘We're professional at what we do, we train hard and work hard at what we do, we carry very high standards. We're not fortune tellers. We are mediums. Everyone is a medium in their own right, we just make a living.’
Deborah says, ‘If you want to educate yourself and the science behind it, this is becoming a very popular subject - the public are needing it and wanting it at these uncertain times.’
Find out more about Paul and Deborah’s school here: http://www.accoladecentre.co.uk/accolade/