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Milton Keynes citizens urged to back homelessness charity in chase for £5,000

A Milton Keynes homelessness charity has called on the town’s residents to back its quest to

win top prize in a nationwide competition – and with it £5,000.

The Bus Shelter MK is one of 12 finalists from around the UK going before a public vote in

the Selco Stars competition, which attracted hundreds of entries. Leading builders merchants Selco Builders Warehouse – which has a branch in Milton Keynes on Denbigh Road - has organised the competition, designed to support charities and community groups in their Covid-19 recovery.

A team of Selco judges selected a dozen causes to receive £500 worth of building materials

and now the shortlisted groups will be aiming to top a vote and land a cash windfall.

A second prize of £1,250 is also available to mark Selco’s 125th anniversary.

To vote for The Bus Shelter MK, visit:

Pam Williams, of The Bus Shelter MK, said: “We offer a route out of homelessness for

people sleeping on the streets of Milton Keynes and have provided a temporary home to

more than 90 people since opening in March 2018.

“We were previously based in a converted double decker bus in a car park but the charity

now has a long term home following our renovations to a former landscaping depot

“Winning £5,000 would be huge boost for us and enable us to help more people rebuild their


Carine Jessamine, marketing director at Selco, added: “We were inundated with applicants

from a host of good causes with outstanding credentials so The Bus Shelter MK have done

extremely well to be shortlisted.

“It does excellent work in the community and hopefully the whole of Milton Keynes will get

behind the charity in its quest to win an amount of money which would make a huge

difference to the work it does.”

With hundreds of trade brands always in stock, Selco’s 70 UK branches are firmly focused

on helping tradespeople complete their jobs as quickly and effectively as possible.

As well as offering trade services, Selco also has a strong digital presence including Click &

Deliver, a Click & Collect service and a new website.

For more information on Selco visit

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