Every year the Parish Council selects a different charity to support via hall hire and events the Council run, these are the charities we have supported in previous years.
2021/22 Charity of the Year
Young Carers MK works with and supports children and young people aged 8-19 years old who care for a family member because of a physical or mental illness, disability or drug or alcohol related problems
The cared for person may be a parent or sibling, or another relative living in the same household. The child or young person does not necessarily have to be providing ‘hands on’ care to be recognised as a young carer. Even if there are services in place and other members of the family helping with the care, the emotional impact and restrictions due to illness or disability can still have an enormous effect on the young carer.
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2019/20 Charity of the Year
YiS Youth Counselling Service is a charity that provides free and confidential counselling for young people aged 11-21 who live, learn or work in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas.
YiS Youth Counselling Service is a long running independent charity with a BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) Accredited Service. This means that they have demonstrated a high quality of service delivery, meeting benchmark standards for counselling & psychotherapy provision maintained by ongoing assessment. In addition, BACP Accredited Services work within the BACP's Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions (2018).
Milton Keynes Bereavement Service has been offering bereavement support to the community for over 35 years.
They are a caring organisation, offering emotional and practical support after bereavement in a number of ways to anybody who requires it, regardless of age, ethnicity or faith. This support is offered as long as the client needs it.
They provide a safe and confidential environment where clients can share their grief and feelings on a one-to- one basis, and offering emotional and practical support in a number of ways.
For more information please visit their website.
Baby Basics MK is a volunteer-led charity dedicated to supporting families who are in greatest need in Milton Keynes. Baby Basics is sponsored by King’s Church MK, who originally gave birth to it before it became a charity in its own right.
They rely on donations of second-hand, but good condition, baby essentials. These are lovingly made into gift packages that give families everything they will need to get started with a new baby, and continue to support them where needed.
Families may be referred to them by health professionals, such as health visitor and midwifes, and local churches.
For more information please see their website
Milton Keynes Hospital Charity raises money for all wards and departments at Milton Keynes University Hospital. Their fund raising helps to improve patient experience and ensure that their stay at the hospital is as comfortable and positive as possible.
Fund raising has enabled wards and departments to purchase items such as a teaching skeleton for the chronic pain team, and bright and calming artwork for children’s wards.
Their fund raising goes over and above what the NHS provides – funding specific, tangible items such as:
State of the art equipment
Comfort items for patients
New welcoming, positive environments for everyone treated in the hospital