Family friendly event to be held at Milton Keynes Rose to celebrate National Volunteers' Week

Community Action:MK is marking National Volunteers’ Week with a family friendly celebration bringing together volunteers from across Milton Keynes.

By Olga Norford
Friday, 27th May 2022, 11:40 am

The event will be held from 10.30am-midday on Wednesday (June 1), at the Milton Keynes Rose in Campbell Park, where local organisations will come together to celebrate the vibrant Milton Keynes’ volunteer community.

The focus will be the Milton Keynes Rose pillar which is dedicated to Volunteers’ Week (June1-7) offering a great opportunity to share or hear about volunteer opportunities from across Milton Keynes.

There’ll be free, fun, family activities, including music, lawn games, and a pop-up litter pick with a certificate for any budding volunteers who take part. Refreshments will also be available from the Really Awesome Coffee Van.

A family friendly event to mark National Volunteers Week is to be held at MK Rose on Wednesday (June1) starting at 10.30am

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Debbie Brock, High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire and chair of the MK Rose Trust, said: “Volunteers have always played a vital role in the development of the Milton Keynes community, and it is right that their contribution is acknowledged with a pillar inscription at the Milton Keynes Rose in Campbell Park. The Rose is our place for celebration, commemoration and contemplation, and I am delighted that the work of our voluntary sector is being celebrated at this event.”

Clare Walton, Community Action: Milton Keynes chief executive, said: “Volunteers’ Week is a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge the wealth of care, time and skills volunteers bring to the Milton Keynes community, and of course our amazing volunteers were instrumental in MK gaining City Status. We’re looking forward to celebrating their efforts at The MK Rose.”