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Join Us For World Refugee Day 20th June

20th June 2019 marks World Refugee Day, as part of Refugee Week 17th-23rd June.  Please join RWMK and partner groups in celebrating World Refugee Day with a programme of events on 20th June: 6.00pm: Opening celebration, testimonials, MK Mayor statement at MK Rose in Campbell Park (directions)   6.30pm: Continuing discussions including updates about recent RWMK activities (e.g. RWMK Ladies Group and plans for Community Sponsorship group), plus nibbles and soft drinks, all at MK Gallery 'Event Space' (directions)     Click image or here for flyer enlargement: please print to your own preferred size and circulate. Please see our Events Page... read more

800 Attend Iftaar Get Together

Sunday – 19 May 2019 – saw over 800 people from the Muslim and wider communities of Milton Keynes gather at the Campbell Park Cricket Pavilion to break their fast and share an Iftaar.  Iftaar is the meal eaten by Muslims after sunset during the fasting month of Ramadan. The Great Get Together Iftaar was organized by Trubys Garden Tea Room – an interfaith pop up café run by Muslim Women living in Milton Keynes which promotes positive dialogue between Muslims and the wider community.  Attending the event and enjoying the multi faith enlightenment were the Mayor of Milton Keynes – Councillor Sam Crooks; Julia Upton – High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire; Iain Stewart - MP for Milton... read more

19th May, 7PM: Great Get Together Iftaar, Campbell Park Pavillion

Kurshida writes, "Dear friends of Truby's Garden Tea Room,  I am delighted to invite you to the Great Get Together Iftaar on Sunday, 19 May, 7 PM at Campbell Park Pavilion. As you will see from the invitation and the programme (see Events page for full details) that we are planning an amazing multi faith enlightenment programme with many activities to build a stronger and cohesive community in Milton Keynes. Please do circulate it within your circle of family, friends and colleagues.  Everyone is welcome and this time there are many interesting activities for the children (and adults should they want to join in!) so please make The Great Get Together Iftaar on 19 May a BIG... read more

9th March: Truby’s Garden

Kurshida writes, "Dear Friends, Just to let you know Trubys Garden Tea Room will be popping up at the Guildhall (back of Church of Christ the Cornerstone: 300 Saxon Gate West, Milton Keynes MK9 2ES) on Saturday, 9 March, 12-5 PM. More information on the poster you see here (click on small image to enlarge), and from our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1263827940408586/ As always we will be bringing together our delicious menu taking you on a trip around the world along with our delicious home made cakes and cream teas promoting interfaith dialogue! Monies raised from the event will continue to support Truby's consolidated efforts to settle Syrian families in Milton... read more

#ExtendTheWelcome: An MK Family’s Story (Video)

A resettled Syrian family from Milton Keynes took to the stage on 29th June* at the Citizens UK Civil Society Summit in London to launch the #ExtendTheWelcome Campaign – which is all about making sure the UK government continues to resettle refugees once the current programme ends in 2020. At the event, more than 200 civil society leaders from Mosques, Churches, schools and other organisations from across the UK joined together in London to celebrate the government's and communities' support for thousands of Syrian refugees fleeing the horror of war. As part of the event, Citizens UK launched a campaign urging the Home Secretary to extend the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement... read more

Concert Videos/Update

The Benefit Concert held on Sat 29th September, as reported previously, was a sell-out success, raising just over £1000 in support of Refugees Welcome Milton Keynes. Now we're delighted to present a message and links to a number of delightful video clips that we received from Andy Gilbert, the music maestro behind the concert and the One World Club MK organisation that created the event.   Here's what Andy writes: Dear Folks On 29th September 2018 One World Club ‘lowered its curtain,’ for the last time. It ended with the bang I hoped it would. Everything you could imagine went perfectly. The icing on the cake was raising £1,000 for Syrian refugees starting... read more

Sat 3rd Nov, Noon-5pm: Truby’s

Kurshida Mirza writes: "I am delighted to let you know that Trubys Garden Tea Room will be open on Saturday, 3 November, 12-5 at the Guildhall, Church of Christ the Cornerstone (see poster below and our FB: Truby's Garden Tea Room) As usual we will be serving our delicious home made lunches and afternoon tea in support of our continuing efforts to fundraise to enable the settlement of Syrian refugee families in Milton Keynes working in partnership with the British Red Cross and Refugees Welcome MK. With the grace of God we successfully achieved our target of £3k to support the settlement of the families who arrived in September - a BIG thanks to everyone who helped including... read more

Concert Sell-Out Raises £1K

  The Benefit Concert held on Sat 29th September was a sell-out success.  The full-house audience were treated to great World Music courtesy One World Club MK, and a wonderful World Food Buffet courtesy the Events Team at St Edward the Confessor Catholic Church. Including advance and on-the-door ticket sales and extra donations collected during the evening, we raised just over £1000 in support of Refugees Welcome Milton Keynes.  In addition to the wonderful food during the interval, we were treated to stellar performances from: Bilal Walasali (Syrian Singer) Crossroots (Jewish/Caribbean/French Canadian music Leon Silver (Singer of Greek songs) Free Peace Band... read more

Tickets going fast – Concert 29th Sept

UPDATE: Tickets are selling fast for this Saturday's Benefit Concert, and we cannot guarantee having any left at the door. Therefore, we encourage you to book online and also to please arrive early, as the show will start promptly at 7:30. On Sat 29 September 2018, 19:30 – 22:30 BST, at St Edward the Confessor Catholic Church, Burchard Crescent, Shenley Church End, Milton Keynes, MK5 6DX, One World Club MK will be presenting a benefit concert to raise funds for Refugees Welcome Milton Keynes. Come hear some great World Music, eat some great World Food*, and support Refugees Welcome MK! *World Food Buffet (incl. Halal & Vegan) during the interval (separate donations for food... read more

8 September Noon-5PM: Truby’s Garden Tea Room

Kurshida Mirza writes: "Dear Trubys Supporters, After a long break, we are back! Trubys Garden Tea Room will be popping up on Saturday, 8 September, 12.00 - 17.00 at the Guildhall, Church of Christ the Cornerstone, 300 Saxon Gate West, MK9 2ES. We will be kick starting the event with Trubys AGM at 11.15 - all welcome to attend.  The cafe will be open from 12.00 noon as usual. This is our big push to raise the rest of our £3k towards the one house project to settle Syrian families in Milton Keynes so please support us by attending, promoting and encouraging others to attend. I have attached the poster (here) and this is the link to our Facebook... read more