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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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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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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Guest Blog: ROQ Raw Radio

Today’s guest blog comes from ROQ Raw Radio, who are in search of both volunteers and studio space. Read on for more details on getting involved in this innovative MK project:

ROQ Raw Radio (Asian Community Radio Station) was founded December 2020 during the
covid pandemic. With a background in working for commercial Asian radio in London Jessica
Memon, felt that there was a gap in the Asian radio market. And wanted to use her skills to
bring a radio platform to Milton Keynes.

The station is based remotely in Milton Keynes but transmitted across the world via the
website and app. We are currently in search of a studio space to make our mark in MK!

ROQ Raw Radio was set up with passion and dedication to being able to provide great
music, interviews, and information to new audiences. In a market where there are a major
key Asian Radio stations, we are proud to be providing good quality real radio (currently
with no advertising).

The station is getting ready to go live on DAB in Milton Keynes later this year. Although a
radio we are looking at focusing its output to address the growing Asian community allowing
them to not only have a platform to air their views but also them a voice and a sense of
community engagement.

In preparation we are working with volunteers who have an interest in being a part of our
journey. Currently we have just finished Season 1 of Dreams to Reality show where our presenter
works with young people to develop their interviewing and researching skills. The show
focuses on conversations with inspiring individuals that have excelled in their careers from
Missile scientists to badminton players. Our next season will develop their skills to look at
editing and radio technicalities.

The radio is working with individuals that have never worked in radio before to help develop
a variety of skills that they would not normally gain. Our target is to work with young
people, women and incorporate music and mental health and wellbeing within any training
we provide.

We hope to encourage some new budding presenters!
Community will be the core of our programming. As the community has grows, we will
develop alongside it, very much adapting to the demands and changes in Milton Keynes.


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Willen Hospice are in search of a new trustee

Are you looking for an opportunity to support an MK-based charity? Willen Hospice, a charity which provides specialist end of life care to adult patients and support for their families, are looking to add a new member to their Board. Becoming a trustee can be a great way to enhance your CV, build networks, and make a difference in your community.

Read Willen Hospice’s guest blog for more on their rewarding voluntary role:

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