[UPDATE: POSTPONEMENT OF 21st March event]
Truby’s Garden Tea Room – 21 March – postponed due to the Coronavirus spread*

Dear friends and supporters
We have decided to *postpone our interfaith cafe at the Guildhall for 21 March 2020* due to the Coronavirus spreading. We do not want to put our volunteers and supporters to any risk.
*This means we will not be open on Saturday, 21 March 2020.*
We were going to fundraise for *MK Hospital Charity – Cancer Centre Appeal* and if you would like to donate then you can do so directly:
You can also continue to support Trubys towards our da’wah work which includes our Great Get Together Iftar and hardship support to families in MK:
Trubys Garden Tea Room
Sort code 30-99-08
Account no 22118460
Ref: Da’wah or Hardship or Zakaat
Thank you for your understanding and keep healthy and safe ❤
*And if you need any support please don’t hesitate to contact us.*
Trubys Garden Tea Room Committee Group
16 March 2020


Recent past events

25th February, 11:30am, Milton Keynes Rose, Campbell Park

RWMK has been successful in its application to have one of the 106 reserved Pillars at the Milton Keynes Rose in Campbell Park. This commerative/engraved Pillar has been awarded following an application by Refugees Welcome Milton Keynes specifically to commemorate World Refugee Day annually on 20th June, and will be ready in time for that date.

To help raise funding in support of the engraving for this and other such Pillars, the Milton Keynes Parks Trust will be holding a Pancake Race event on Tuesday 25 February, at 11:30, inviting local businesses to enter teams to take part in a relay race around the Events Plateau in Campbell Park (see details We hope that this will raise the first few hundred pounds, but the final cost will be significantly more than that.

We are delighted to have been awarded this Pillar, and look forward to the ceremony on 20th June and the fundraising event on 25th February.


9th November, Noon-5PM: Truby’s Garden Tea Room

Kurshida writes,

“Dear Friends of Trubys Garden Tea Room

Our next event is on Saturday, 9 November, 12-5 PM at the Guildhall, Church of Christ the Cornerstone.  More information on the poster (image below). Our 9 November Trubys Garden Tea Room event is celebrating our Five Year Anniversary! There will be lots of fun including ‘guess the sweet’, nasheeds and one free meal (cheapest) for every five meals ordered – so make sure your party includes five people!!! 

And yes there will be a cake bake off competition for the children with prizes – get your children to bake and decorate a cake and bring it along on 9 November. A panel will judge the cake on flavour and decoration at 3.30 PM. Entry registration needed – contact Kurshida on 07702894940.

Cake bake off age categories: 5-10 years old; 10-15 years old.  Please keep on promoting to help us raise lots of money for the Community Sponsorship Project to support more refugee families settle in MK.

And please save Thursday, 7 May 2020 for the Great Get Together Iftar in Campbell Park.  If you or your organisation would like to help or sponsor any part of the event then please get in touch with me.

Peace and blessings, Kurshida”

As always, Truby’s Garden brings together a delicious menu taking you on a trip around the world along with 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 Keynes. See their Facebook page for additional info:


20th Oct 2PM: ‘United’ – Journey of a Syrian boy to MK

From a student at Jubilee Wood, MK’s first accredited Refugee Welcome School, we learn that the MK Sai Centre has produced a play celebrating the journey of a refugee boy from Syria to MK. The entrance is free but must be booked by texting or emailing as per the poster below:















26th Sept – 13th Oct: Syrian Kitchen – Central MK

At the Milton Keynes Festival of Creative Urban Living this autumn, ‘The Syrian Kitchen’ will be serving the best of Syrian food at The Meeting Place on Midsummer Boulevard (opposite The Point, MK9 3NB – see below for travel tips.* This exciting event runs from 26th September to 13th October 2019.

As stated in the full handout linked below, “The Syrian Kitchen is created by six refugee women from all over Syria who love to cook. All are now living with their families in Milton Keynes and are keen to further their lives in the UK.”


“The menu reflects their lives in Syria with dishes handed down from their mothers and grandmothers. Food allows them to bring the taste, colours and a little bit of Syria into their new homes. Their cuisine uses exciting flavours and the food of tabbouleh, kibbeh, fattoush, and flatbreads are just a few things they want to share with you!”




*TRAVEL TIPS: If you can find the Point at MK9 3NB, the Syrian Kitchen van is right by it – hard to miss!  You’ll find the road in front of the Point closed and once you’ve crossed it there is the van with homemade wooden table and chairs outside it.  There’s good parking in the new Multi-story across the road from the MK Gallery which normally has plenty of room. Lunchtimes they are serving from noon to 2PM, and the intention for evenings is to server from 5PM-8PM, depending on whether they sell out of food at lunchtime!. Click here for additional travel information from the Festival of Creative Urban Living.

Please click on the image below to read the full PDF handout/flyer.











21st September, 7:30PM, RWMK Fundraising Concert

Following last year’s highly successful autumn fundraiser, we’re delighted to announce the following: On Saturday 21st September 2019, 19:30 – 22:30 BST, at St Edward the Confessor Catholic Church, Burchard Crescent, Shenley Church End, Milton Keynes, MK5 6DX, please join us for

Autumn Songs: An evening of Light Entertainment with songs ancient and modern

Tickets £5, only available on the door, so please arrive early!

Come hear some great music, eat some great food*, and support Refugees Welcome MK.

*Finger Buffet 2 Course Dinner organised by Truby’s Garden Tea Room (includes Gluten-free, Lactose-free, Halal & Vegetarian dishes) –  separate donations for food are always welcome.

 Click poster image for giant version to circulate.










20th September 7:30PM: Voices Of Hope



International singing sensation Tally Koren and MK’s own Bilal Alasali and 5-piece World Music band Crossroots performing in concert to celebrate International Peace Day. Tickets can be purchased on the door by a donation of your choice (suggested price £10), or advanced purchase via Eventbrite by clicking here. More info in full poster (click image to enlarge).