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Milton Keynes Cenotaph Trust Looking to Appoint a Freelance Support Role


July 2020

The Milton Keynes Cenotaph Trust wishes to appoint freelance support to create a Strategic Action Plan for their engagement work at The Milton Keynes Rose.  The Action Plan will guide audience development, engagement value and financial sustainability. For the three separate areas of focus; Activity, Communications and Fundraising, plans should be generated.

Deadline for applications: Friday 31 July 2020 5pm
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World Refugee Day Pillar Unveiled by Milton Keynes Mayor


Press Release from Refugees Welcome Milton Keynes

On Saturday 20th June 2020 a new commemorative pillar was unveiled at the Milton Keynes Rose to Celebrate World Refugee Day. It was unveiled by the Mayor, Councilor Andrew Geary. He said that he is proud to represent a diverse city that welcomes those in need.

The pillar has been installed with help from the Milton Keynes Community Foundation and the Cenotaph Trust.

“Milton Keynes Community Foundation are proud to have supported the development of the new pillars at the Milton Keynes Rose”, Chief Executive Ian Revell said; ‘The Pillar recognises the growing population of refugees who are establishing their lives within Milton Keynes and enriching our city immeasurably.”

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New Pillar – World Refugee Day to be Unveiled


June 2020

World Refugee Day will be marked on Saturday 20th June 2020 with a new Pillar being unveiled at the Milton Keynes Rose. Refugees Welcome MK have held gatherings at the Milton Keynes Rose in previous years to mark the date. Now having sought dedication for a World Refugee Day Pillar, they are set to unveil it this weekend with the help of MK Mayor Councillor Andrew Geary and the Chair of Refugees Welcome MK, Revd Tim Norwood

World Refugee Day is internationally recognised, raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world. People the world over have come to live in Milton Keynes and refugees are welcomed in the city.

“Milton Keynes Community Foundation are proud to have supported the development of the new pillars at the Milton Keynes Rose”, Chief Executive Ian Revell said; ‘The Pillar recognises the growing population of refugees who are establishing their lives within Milton Keynes and enriching our city immeasurably.”

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New Mayor Unveils Volunteers Pillar – June 2020


At a time when volunteers have been needed more than ever and have quite literally saved lives, Milton Keynes has honoured its volunteers who have worked not just in the last few weeks but for decades.

Kicking off Volunteers’ Week, The Mayor of Milton Keynes Cllr Andrew Geary unveiled a new Pillar at the Milton Keynes Rose to mark the annual week. The Pillar inscribed with a quote from Mahatma Gandhi says “the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others”. The Milton Keynes Rose, designed for the City by Artist Gordon Young, has pillars to mark and commemorate many occasions both happy and sad throughout the year. In his speech the Mayor said “Volunteers have never been more needed; they underpin our society, in these unprecedented times there is no more appropriate time to be unveiling a Pillar to celebrate volunteers and at the beginning of Volunteers’ Week”

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New pillars to be engraved at the Milton Keynes Rose 


May 2020

Three new granite pillars will be engraved this week at the Milton Keynes Rose, this is made possible by a successful funding raising campaign and a grant from MK Community Foundation.

The new pillars were chosen by the pillar panel, chaired by Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, Lord-Lieutenant for Buckinghamshire. This panel meets every other year to decide a new pillar engraving from the submissions received from the community group. The panel is made up from; members of the local community, MK Cenotaph Trust, artist Gordon Young and The Parks Trust.

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