Category Archives: Events

World Refugee Day (20th June), Refugee Week (18th-24th)

20th June is World Refugee Day: We will gather at 6:30PM for 30 minutes at the MK Rose in Campbell Park (location info at theparkstrust.com/parks/milton-keynes-rose) to remember refugees and migrants thoughout the world – and those who have found a home in Milton Keynes.   Before attending, please check rwmk.org.uk/events for late-breaking updates/details and additional events.   OTHER […]

Refugees Take to the Hokey Cokey

Children from Syrian refugee families learned how to do the Hokey Cokey at Ragdolly Annas, Milton Keynes, last Saturday (April 14).  Parents and children from families hosted in MK by Refugees Welcome Milton Keynes (RWMK) and the local British Red Cross (BRC) danced along to ‘Heads, Shoulders,  Knees and Toes’ and more modern songs such […]

Cakes Aid Refugees

Delicious home-made cakes helped raise much needed funds to house Syrian refugees in Milton Keynes last Saturday (April 7).  The fund-raising event was held at Truby’s Garden Tea Room. “We sold out completely,” said Truby’s Kurshida Mirza, “and raised £1,120 towards settling Syrian refugees in MK.” Truby’s, an inter-faith community cafe run by British Muslim […]

Partnerships of Hope – Working Together for Refugees, 21/4

We’re pleased to announce “Partnerships of Hope – Working Together for Refugees” taking place Saturday 21st April, 10am-4pm, at New Road Baptist Church, Oxford. Whether you are already involved in supporting refugees, would like to be or are just exploring, this event organised by Christian Concern for One World* is for you. A range of […]

‘DO SOMETHING BIG’ Meeting Highlights

On 19th February at 6:30PM Refugees Welcome Milton Keynes hosted a special Supporters’ Meeting in which we asked for supporters to step up and ‘Do Something Big’.  Highlights of the meeting included our requests for people to help with (a) the integration of families in Milton Keynes [especially work opportunities and mentoring], (b) welcoming families […]

Help Us Set the Agenda – Supporters’ Mtg Nov 13th

Two years ago, something amazing happened. People across Britain were moved by the desperate plight of refugees in the Mediterranean. Across the country refugees welcome groups sprang up. Our group Refugees Welcome Milton Keynes (RWMK) began as a Citizens MK campaign, but is now an independent charity. It has been an amazing two years! We […]

Pupils get creative in fight against hate (awards 19-Jul-2017)

From our colleagues at CitizensMK, we read the following:         This July, The Open University is hosting an exhibition of children’s art work to raise awareness of hate crime. In a campaign organised by Citizens:mk, posters created by pupils from four MK primary schools will be judged by a panel including Arriva […]

Great Get Together Iftaar 16th June 7:30-10:30PM

The Great Get Together Bring and Share Iftaar is inspired by the late Jo Cox, MP, who was a tireless peace and human rights campaigner.  It will be an opportunity to celebrate both the unity of the peoples of Milton Keynes and the month of Ramadan.  Let’s give unity, peace and tolerance the thumbs-up in […]