MK Charities is an initiative founded during the 2020 pandemic at a time when Milton Keynes and the rest of the world stood still and stayed in isolation. Covid-19 had a huge impact and burden on businesses, charities and the lives of the community.
With all outdoor fundraising and charity events having to be cancelled,
the community of Milton Keynes and its 1,400 charities and community groups within the area needed help and support more than ever with this unprecedented demand. The hashtag for #inthistogether was trending nationwide on social media and the need to come together was even more important.
With this in mind Charlotte had the idea of setting up a website to connect all charities together with the community, creating opportunities for them whilst increasing donations. As Charlotte had no practical experience, she knew she would need help to get it off the ground. This help came in the form of Jo McClaren; who brought her knowledge in the charity sector and her platform; and Tricia Chambers who contributed her Marketing and PR experience. These volunteers became Co-Founders and MK Charities was born. Tricia left in October 2020 to focus on her clients and can be found on LinkedIn as Tricia Chambers. We thank her for her contribution to founding MK Charities.
As we are all aware charities don’t just need donations, they need volunteers, fundraisers and support through social media. MK Charities is the website where you will find all the information you need to know about the community we live in and how you could make a difference by donating either time, money or other activities that can increase much needed funds.
Our website will be regularly updated with charities and opportunities to support.
Lyna is a student in her final year studying International Business Management. Having grown up in Milton Keynes, she has always loved the city and is so happy to give back to her community through MK Charities.
Sophie was born and bred in Milton Keynes and has returned to her hometown after living in London for a few years. Sophie has a passion for creativity and for helping people and is now looking for a career change in the charity sector.