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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 […]

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 […]

Just One House: Get Involved

Our partners at the British Red Cross have now taken over the responsibility of setting up the homes for new families, but we are still looking for organisations (faith groups, businesses, clubs or others) who are willing to fundraise to cover the cost (£3500) of furnishing ‘Just One House’ and, if possible, also to introduce […]

Thanks to David Lock Associates for Refugee ‘Just 1 House’ Work

Chairman Tim Norwood presents Caroline Brown and some members of the ‘Just One House’ Team from David Lock Associates (DLA) with a very well deserved THANK YOU (Weds 7th March 2018).   The team have kitted out several houses for Refugees Welcome Milton Keynes in amazing style and with everything they might need – adding their […]

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 […]

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 […]