MK Climate Action Network Event – 14th October

  • Topic: MK Climate Action Network: Networking and Vision Planning Event
  • Date: Saturday 14th October: 2.30-5.30pm (doors 2.15pm)
  • Venue: The Summerlin Centre, Woburn Sands
  • Cost: we are asking for a donation of £5 to help cover the costs of the venue hire – pay on the door.

MK Climate Action Network, an emerging collaborative initiative of local groups, organisations and volunteers, dedicated to positive action on climate change in Milton Keynes would like to invite you to our first Networking and Vision Planning Event.

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Support Us on Givto

We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be featuring on Givto in September 2023!

Givto is a new way to donate to charity that allows users to give to a different cause each month with one simple Direct Debit. The service was developed by volunteers in Leeds who wanted to support local charities during the pandemic. Following a successful pilot in Yorkshire, Givto is now being rolled out to people nationwide. Givto offers users the chance to support local charities and discover new causes – like ours. 

Read more: Support Us on Givto

Each month, Givto users are given three causes to choose from. We’ve been selected to feature in September, and we’re so excited to share our cause with a new audience and hopefully raise funds for Community Action: MK to support our work with the voluntary groups and communities across Milton Keynes.

Givto also feature us in a Directory of all the worthy causes they’ve helped where you can search by cause and location, and you can check our page here.

If you’d like to support us this September, sign up to donate with Givto today.

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Family Fun Community Event, Glebe Farm

Free Community Event at Wavendon Community Hub, Dankworth Way, Glebe Farm, Wavendon, Milton Keynes MK17 8ZN

10th August, 12-2pm

Live in Glebe Farm and looking for some free family fun this Summer holidays?

Find out more about your community and have some family fun with toy tombola, name the teddy, craft activities, first aid demos and colouring! You’ll also be able to chat to The Safety Centre, MK Community Foundation, Recovery and Wellbeing College, Specialist Memory Service, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), Perinatal Mental Health Service, Talking Therapies, Community Mental Health Hub, Diabetes UK MK, Volunteering Matters, Neighbourhood Watch, Fresh Youth MK, Wavendon Parish Council and Drugs and Alcohol and Family Support.

Find out about their work and how they can support you.

No booking required, no additional charges for activities, all welcome!

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Guest Blog: Set Her Free! Support the campaign against the detention of refugee women in the UK

Detention is dehumanising; it crushes our hearts and our dignity’

SET HER FREE campaign has been shared with us as by members of MK Fawcett Society Group at the recent Refugee Support networking and community event.

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Environmental networking event/ meeting

Environmental networking event

Extinction Rebellion MK and Transition Town MK/Doughnut Economics MK, with support from Community Action MK, are holding an environmental/climate change networking/ planning meeting for groups in Milton Keynes, Beds and Luton – on Saturday 9th July at The Old Bath House in Wolverton 3-5pm!

The aim of this collaborative initiative is to provide a regular space for groups related to local action on climate – to inform and inspire each other, identify common goals and shared causes, and generate joint initiatives.

The aim of this initial meeting on the 9th July is to build a planning team in order to organise (co-produce!) a bigger event in September

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Volunteering with Alina Orchestra

Alina Orchestra is a new professional orchestra that wants to make classical music accessible and inclusive for everyone in the community, and they are currently recruiting for the following roles:

Front of House Assistant

The orchestra performs a number of events across Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire. With the
demand increasing for tickets, programmes and drinks, the orchestra are seeking someone (possibly two people) to help support their Front of House operations. As a FOH assistant, we would ask that you support ticket sales (including pre-booked tickets), concert programme sales and possibly serve drinks at venues where there is no bar provided.

No musical experience needed, but this is a customer service role, so communication skills, and a
customer-friendly attitude most definitely required. Must have own transport.

Website Updates

As the orchestra develops, we require the right person to help update our new website. The
orchestra is in the final stages of creating a new website which reflects the orchestra’s dynamic and
professional events and with that, we require someone to update the new website with new concert
details, new outreach events and help communicate all event details to website visitors.

This role is working from home and will require 3-4 hours a month of your time. Previous experience in websites and a good standard of written English very desirable.

For more information, contact Chief Executive, Nick Cutts

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