Advantage Africa appeal on BBC Radio 4

Tune in to find out more about the work of the MK-based charity

Today, Thursday 27th April at 3:25pm, renowned journalist Jon Snow presents a BBC Radio 4 Appeal for Advantage Africa. The Appeal is for the charity’s work in Uganda to protect people with the genetic condition of albinism from skin cancer.

At one of the recent Advantage Africa skin clinics, more than half of those attending had pre-cancerous lesions. People with albinism from all over Uganda need urgent help with sunscreen, hats, skin checks, treatment and surgery to prevent early, needless deaths.

This initiative is saving the lives of hundreds of people – but the charity can only continue it with the help of its supporters. Please tune this Thursday to hear Jon Snow tell the moving story of one family affected by skin cancer and how a regular support makes this project and others like it possible.

After the first broadcast on Sunday, the Appeal can also be heard online at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08n1zyn

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Share your ideas to create an Age-Friendly & Accessible Map in Milton Keynes

On Tuesday 9 May from 10:30-12:30 at MK Gallery Space, Age UK and MK Gallery will be holding their third workshop to create a 2D Age-Friendly Map of  CMK and MK Gallery.

Michelle from Virtual Viewing, an MK-based app developer, will share with us the schematic for the pilot app which has been put together by people in their production department. This will allow us to raise any queries and provide final suggestions, or allow us to contribute additional information that was not included/expressed at the last workshop.

Find out more about Age UK’s Age Friendly Mapping project here.

We will also hear from MK Gallery about the Gallery’s expansion plans and programme.

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If you live in Milton Keynes, are aged 55+ or have accessibility issues, this is a fantastic opportunity to give your thoughts to what an age-friendly map of Milton Keynes would look like and what information needs to be included.

To book your place, please contact Caroline Odjidja at caroline.odjidja@ageukmiltonkeynes.org.uk or on 01908 557891

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Play the Beautiful Game… Walking

Hertsmere Leisure, in partnership with the Berks/Bucks FA, are launching a NEW ‘Walking Football’ session in Milton Keynes, at Tattenhoe Sports Pavilion.

The weekly sessions will start on Monday 8th May between 12.30pm and 1.30pm and will be held on the artificial pitch at the venue. All of the sessions will be led by Duty Manager, Victoria Harrold, and will cost £3.50 on a pay as you play basis.

*A standard free tea or coffee is included in the price of the session or participants can upgrade to a barista style coffee for an additional £1.

Please view the promotional poster, alongside a JPEG image for use on social media sites. Share this around in your networks for anyone who would be interested. It is a wonderful opportunity to be active, make new friends and enjoy the sunshine coming up.

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Volunteer Opportunities with Willen Hospice

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Are you interested in doing some volunteering?…..

Willen Hospice is situated adjacent to Willen Lake with beautiful gardens and views, they rely completely on volunteer support to maintain the gardens and grounds in order to present a pleasant and restful environment for patients and visitors throughout the year. If you have some knowledge of gardening, are physically fit and flexible to volunteer in variable weather conditions for a few hours a week or more, then Willen Hospice would love to hear from you!

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How are your IT skills? The Hospice would like a volunteer with good IT Skills who has a little time to spare. They are hoping to hear from a volunteer who can maintain their supporter database.

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Do you enjoy using computers and going onto the internet? Have you experience of using eBay? How would you like to help the Hospice to generate income by identifying, researching, listing and dispatching donated items? If the answer is yes then click here where you will be directed to a link on CA:MK website, where you can register your details and apply for this and other roles.

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Alternatively, Community Action MK run a Drop In on a Thursday Morning, 10am – 12noon, Acorn House, 351 Midsummer Boulevard, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 3HP, where you can come along for a chat with an adviser and look through our directory of opportunities.

Look forward to seeing from you.

 

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Thank you for attending a successful Spring Networking Event for the Voluntary Sector

On Thursday 20 April, Community Action MK hosted a Spring Networking Event at the Irish Centre for the Voluntary Sector across Milton Keynes and beyond.

It was a fantastic event attended by around 30 groups where valuable connections were made. Community Action also made use of the event to explore membership to Community Action and what services we can provide to other organisations across the sector.

Community Action believe that the sector is stronger together and we hope to continue to build good relationships across the sector.

 

If you would like to attend any future networking events please contact Jeanette Hyde at jeanette@communityactionmk.org

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