Lordly launch for community foundation’s new conference and meeting room

Grand Opening of Midsummer House the new flagship building of MK Community Foundation. Pictured, from left, Fola Komolafe, Brian White, Julia Upton, Alexander Boswell snd Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, Bt JP, Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire
Grand Opening of Midsummer House the new flagship building of MK Community Foundation. Pictured, from left, Fola Komolafe, Brian White, Julia Upton, Alexander Boswell snd Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, Bt JP, Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire

Local VIPs were out in force for the opening of newly refurbished conference and meeting rooms in Central Milton Keynes.

MK Community Foundation bought Midsummer House, in Midsummer Boulevard, in December and has refurbished it to provide conference, meeting room, café and office facilities.

The foundation uses income from its properties to fund help for the voluntary and community sector in Milton Keynes.

Midsummer House was officially opened by Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, with help from Alexander Boswell, the President of MK Community Foundation and Mayor of MK Brian White. Guests toured Midsummer House to see the new facilities available for all to use in Central MK.

The new conference suite and meeting rooms will complement conference facilities already offered in Acorn House, the sister building to Midsummer House.

Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher said: “MK Community Foundation is about bringing people and organisations together, they provide the connections for those that can give to those in need.”

And Julia Upton, chief executive of MK Community Foundation said: “Purchasing Midsummer House has been a fantastic opportunity for MK Community Foundation to continue and develop its support for local voluntary and community organisations in tough economic times, creating a vibrant presence in the heart of our city.”