Category Archives: Families

#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 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 […]

A Real Kickstart with MK Dons

MK Dons are hoping to offer refugee families a range of activities following a recent meeting at MK Stadium between Refugees Welcome Milton Keynes (RWMK) and the MK Dons Sports and Education Trust (MKDSET). MKDSET’s Dean Dixon and Amy Humphries outlined sporting, educational, family and work-related activities that might interest refugee families and which could start […]

Rebuilding Lives

Families continue to arrive in Milton Keynes as part of the vulnerable persons resettlement scheme.   Three families arrived in May and were welcomed by a group of Red Cross personnel, RWMK volunteers and Milton Keynes Council representatives. The latest arrivals take our total to eight families, all of whom are beginning to rebuild their lives […]

Belal Sings Thank You

Belal, father of one of our Syrian refugee families, arrived in September, eager to show his gratitude for a new life in Milton Keynes and to continue his career as a professional singer. He has taken every opportunity to demonstrate his impassioned voice at festivals, local celebrations and formal events as a way of saying […]