It was announced this morning that Milton Keynes has been awarded City status to mark the Queen’s Jubilee taking place this year!

One of the pivotal reasons for MK being awarded city status is thanks to the huge number of volunteers offering their time and support to organisations in the local area. It has been revealed that Milton Keynes has the largest number of volunteers per population in the country! An achievement which is not easy to reach and one that makes us incredibly proud!

As an organisation working to support the Voluntary and Community Sector in Milton Keynes, and the Volunteering Hub, Community Action: MK were approached by BBC Look East and ITV East Anglia to be part of their broadcast which will be shown on TV this evening.

Image: Staff and Trustees of CA:MK standing next to the Volunteers’ Week Pillar at MK Rose.

Our wonderful Volunteer Coordinator, Camille, alongside some of our amazing trustees; Julie Dawes, Anthony Lands and Roger Kitchen went down to the MK Rose, Volunteering Pillar to represent CA:MK and celebrate the work of VCSE groups and their volunteers, who make Milton Keynes the beautiful CITY we know and love!

The group were first interviewed by ITV News East Anglia at the Volunteering Pillar, before moving on to the Sky Room at MK Gallery where Camille spoke to BBC News Look East. The interviews focused on why volunteering is so successful in Milton Keynes and how this strong volunteering community has helped us finally gain the award of City status after four applications. So we want to say an enormous Thank You to all of you who volunteer in MK. You have made our City special.

Tune into ITV East Anglia and BBC Look East this evening to watch out for us!

As part of our celebration for Volunteers’ Week on 1st-7th June we also have some exciting events we would like everyone to be a part of:

Online Volunteer Fayre – Tuesday 7th June, 12-1.15pm

Family-Friendly Volunteers’ Week Celebration – Wed 1st Jun 2022 at 10:30

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