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MK Rose Event| Family-Friendly Volunteers Week Celebration- 1st of June 2022 at 10:30am to 12:00pm

Want to share or hear more about the amazing Milton Keynes’ voluntary sector?Join us for a morning of music, mingling, and family-friendly fun!Refreshments available to purchase from the Really Awesome Coffee Van.

This event also offers groups the chance to say thank you by nominating a volunteer or volunteer team for their contributions. Celebrate the people whose hard work, skills, and dedication have made a difference. From distributing food packages; tending grounds and gardens; offering a listening ear, or providing a warm welcome in retail outlets – who would you like to receive a Volunteer Recognition Award? Book tickets:  Family-Friendly Volunteers’ Week Celebration Tickets, Wed 1 Jun 2022 at 10:30 | Eventbrite

After booking your tickets, email camille@communityactionmk.org with the names of those you’d like to receive an award! Make sure to invite them along, and reserve a ticket if they’re available to attend on 1 June.

Local

Transition Town Milton Keynes|AGM 2022

Find all about the annual AGM on the 1st of June 2022, online at 18.30. Click here to book your own place.

Third Sector| Connect with the fundraising community.

Join in with The Third Sector’s Fundraising Conference 2022, 26-27 May for a deep dive into building organic funding through corporate and individual partnerships, and how to bring about a digital transformation to drive long term supporter engagement. Expand your network and strengthen your fundraising community in the presence of a wide range of speakers from industry leading brands like Cancer UK, NSPCC, Barnardo’s and Scope. Click here to know more.

MKFF is Happy To Present ALYSS, Lu’ Ami

Following on from a wonderful gig in February, MK Festival Fringe and Writer and Musician The Isle of CC are pleased to be presenting another night of fresh sounds from the vibrant UK Neo-Soul scene at MK Gallery. MKFF is happy to present ALYSS, Lu’ami. Click here for more informations.

WorksForUs upcoming training courses
WorksForUs have got plenty of training course opportunities coming up and would love for you to take a look and see what peeks your interest! The courses are all happening on Zoom. If you do not have access to a computer or the internet, they are still able to support you, so please get in touch!  Find out more and view the schedule here

Understanding your digital legacy | Keech Hospice Care
Various dates to October

Have you thought about what will happen to your digital footprint? What do we mean by digital assets? This workshop will provide you with an understanding of what your digital legacy means, what your digital assets are, where to go for help and how to turn this into conversation with family and friends. View more here.

Sport In Mind
What: Tai Chi in Aylesbury
When: Every Wednesday 11-12PM
What: Tennis in Buckingham
When: Every Wednesday 3-4PM
What: Badminton in Beaconsfield
When: Every Thursday 11-12PM
Sessions are open to anyone over 17 experiencing mental health problems. The sessions are FREE, lots of fun, for all abilities and drop-in sessions, so no need to book and no referral required. The sessions are all delivered by a qualified instructor and all equipment will be provided. Carers, friends and family are more than welcome to accompany participants to the sessions – the more the merrier!

Harry’s Rainbow Events and Challenges 2022
Harry’s Rainbow are a Milton Keynes based children’s charity who support children who have been bereaved of a parent or sibling. To celebrate our 10 th birthday this year we are bringing you some great events and challenges for everyone to take part in. More information about these events can be found on our website here or email emma@harrysrainbow.co.uk.

Free employability and cooking trainingMK Melting Pot – NEW SPRING DATES
Improve your cookery skills and employment opportunities in just 6 weeks. Online sessions are every Wednesday and in-person sessions are every Saturday. To register, contact MK Melting Pot at mkmeltingpot@hotmail.com or call 01908 585537 or 07576 763577. Read more information here

Conniburrow Wellbeing Cafe
Wednesdays 10:30 – 2.30pm

ROC wellbeing group are collaborating with Great Linford Parish Council, the Big Local, the Salvation Army and residents of Conniburrow to open a Wellbeing Cafe on Conniburrow. The Cafe will be open on Wednesdays 10:30am to 2pm and will offer tea, coffee, soft drinks, sandwiches, toasties and paninis and cakes. We are starting with craft activities and will add to this as we hear and respond to local need. Find out more here.

Grapevine Wellbeing Cafe – Coffee Hall
Fridays 10am – 1pm

ROC wellbeing group also run a wellbeing cafe in Coffee Hall under the name Grapevine. Here you can have a friendly cuppa, chat and toastie, as well as learn about or get involved with their gardening club and their Friendship Shed. Find out more here.

Hofesh Shechter Company present Contemporary Dance 2.0
28th of May | 7.45pm |The Venue MK
Tickets £10 – £12

Following the recent success of Hofesh Shechter Company’s tour of POLITICAL MOTHER UNPLUGGED, the company’s award winning development and performance training programme for world-class young dancers, Shechter II, returns with Contemporary Dance 2.0. Originally made in 2019 by Hofesh Shechter for the GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, Contemporary Dance 2.0 combines Shechter’s signature ensemble work with an eclectic sound-score of throbbing beats, pulsating hip hop, folk and Bach to bring club-like euphoria and abandon. In a work that is dipped in ironic references to pop culture and making a playful take on Shechter’s own art form, in Contemporary Dance 2.0 only one thing is certain, the dancers do it their way.” This performance has been made possible through MÓTUS, Arts Council, Walton Community Council, The D’Oyly Carte, The Leche Trust, Milton Keynes Community Foundation and Milton Keynes Council. Find out more here.

Jessica’s Rainbow COLOUR Run – 2022
Saturday 18th June 2022 | 12pm – 4pm
This is a great fun run and day for children of all ages taking place at the large Wolverton recreation ground on Woburn Avenue. Originally set up by Harrys twin sister Jessica as a memorial day to mark Harry’s Anniversary, it is now in it’s 10th year and has become very popular with children and families of all abilities. Children and young people can run/walk/hop/skip/jump the course and there is a choice of 1/2 mile or 1 mile option colour run (although there will be a non colour option available) £6 per child. Find out more here.

National


An overview of the charity sector and the importance of Trustees Emerging Chairs Programme
21st April 2022
This course is suitable for those who aspire to become Chairs of a charity or for existing Chairs who wish to progress and develop within their role. This session will cover key issues such as Leadership, Chair-CEO relationships, fundraising, and marketing; whilst allowing prospective and existing Chairs to share experiences and learning

Campaign for learning events for the VCSE:
Ideas Box Workshop: Celebrating Pride |19 May
A free workshop with ideas for celebrating Pride month (June) with families.
Family Learning Festival: Free planning workshops | Throughout May
Family Learning Festival brings families, communities, and organisations together to celebrate learning. This year’s festival will run from 15 – 30 October 2022. Find out more at the free planning workshops.
Wellbeing for families, communities and you | 6 and 7 July 2022
This two day online conference will look at how you can embed wellbeing in your offer to support the families you work with, your colleagues and most importantly, you. Earlybird tickets available until 2 May.

Volunteer Expo Live and launch of Vision for Volunteering
The UK’s national volunteering show is coming to the NEC Birmingham on 6–7 May 2022. Volunteer Expo Live is the only event of its kind, bringing organisations and volunteers together. This is a must-visit event for anyone working or volunteering across the voluntary sector. Book free tickets here.

Trustee Leadership Programme
18th & 19th May 2022

The national programme is run by us at Cause4, in partnership with the Clothworkers’ Company. It trains people of all backgrounds to become charity Trustees, giving participants the skills and confidence that they will need to join a charity as a Board member, first-hand insights from senior charity experts, and linking participants with charities seeking new Trustees. Find out more.