Annual landmark for MK charity

MPMC The Printers Charity
MPMC The Printers Charity

A sheltered home for retired printers has been given the mayoral seal of approval.

Mayor of Milton Keynes Councillor Subhan Shafiq was guest of honour at The Printing Charity’s AGM in Beaverbrook House, Bletchley, on June 24.

Coun Shafiq said: “I’m very impressed with the vast range of people the charity helps, not just printers and their families but also those in sectors allied to the printing industry, such as warehousing of printed materials.

“It’s amazing that the charity has existed since 1827, and the way it is networking with other charities and organisations to reach more people in need is also very impressive.”

Over the least year the number of financial grants given by the charity to help people in need has increased by 20 per cent. The charity aims to help 2,000 people by 2017.