Age UK Milton Keynes in the running for community project fund

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Age UK Milton Keynes has won one of eight coveted ‘golden keys’ in a Willy Wonka-style national competition, with the chance to see its nominated community project scoop £18,000, thanks to Supra UK.

The charity hopes to develop a scheme called ‘Help Me Home’, aimed at facilitating early discharge from hospital by providing non-medical interventions through practical support.

The project would see Age UK Milton Keynes work within the hospital environment and wider community, and include fitting key safes to support care plans, fitting mobility aids, moving beds and furniture and any other DIY requirements to help patients relocate back home and remain as independent as possible.

Sharon Kinge from Age UK Milton Keynes said: “We are absolutely delighted in receiving the Golden Key – I feel just like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

“We have had funding cuts this year, and this could not have come at a better time. This project has been on our minds for a long time, it would be fantastic to put it in place now.”

Supra UK is celebrating its 18th birthday by donating the money to a community project which has been nominated by one of its two million UK customers. Entrepreneur David Ogden, the nation’s authority on key safes, established Supra UK in 1995 when he introduced the UK to the concept of key safes and securely storing property keys externally.

To celebrate 18 years of sustained growth and employment, Supra UK is offering eight of its customers the chance to nominate a local community project, which would benefit from the cash investment.

From now until August 31 the eight lucky customers, selected at random, will each be sent a special birthday golden key with a future order. Visitors to Supra UK’s website will be invited to vote for their favourite project between October 14 and 31.

The winner will be announced at a VIP event on November 14, attended by all eight golden key holders and their nominated community projects.