Youth and Community

The Bursary Awards are made each year to students studying for careers in the public sector. This year's award of £300 each was made to students at MK University Hospital NHS Trust, Catherine Agunede, Shinta Francis & Rochelle Archer.

MKGU Bursary Awards to Catherine Agunede, Shinta Francis & Rochelle Archer

We do a number of things to support the local community and develop young talent.

We support a number of Rotary competitions including the Technology Tournament run collectively by the clubs in Milton Keynes and the Rotary Young Photographer competition.

We usually sponsor at least one student each year to train for the Rotary Young Leadership Award (RYLA).

Every year we award bursaries of upto £400 to students, who are engaged in training to enter the caring professions.  This is open to students from across Milton Keynes.

To support the local community, we have over the last few years provided marshalls for the Midnight Moo in aid of Willen hospice and manned a water station on the MK Marathon every year since its inception in 2012.

We also take part in other projects.  For example we recently worked with Flitwick Vale club to remodel a garden for use by a child with Cerebral Palsey (see the page on Joseph's Garden).

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Handing out drinks at the 2017 Marathon

Milton Keynes Marathon

more We have manned the hydration station of the Milton Keynes Marathon since its inception in 2012.

2018 Technology Tournament Winners, Radcliffe School

Technology Tournament

more Technology Tournaments are one-day events for teams of four students from local schools and colleges run by clubs in the areas working together.

Elwira, Eugenie and Yvonne are nursing students at MK Hospital.  Here they are receiving their bursaries accompanied by the Director of Finance at the hospital.

Bursary Award

more We support local students working towards a qualification in the caring professions by awarding bursaries of up to £400 every year

Opening Day

Luke's Garden

more Following on from Joe's Garden, we supported Flitwick Vale Club in helping the family of Luke, another Cerebral Palsey sufferer in making their garden more accessible.

Our 2017/18 Scholar, Paul Shakeshaft

Global Scholar Sponsorship

more We are delighted to be sponsoring a rotary global scholar, Paul Shakeshaft, from September 2017, something we haven't done for a while.

Two of our intrepid collectors

Grand Union Rotary Club Help Keech Hospice

more Our Christmas collection for Keech Hospice

One of Jessica's amazing pictures

Young Photographer Competition

more We put forward entries to this Rotary competition from local schools. One of our winners, Jessica Mason, was a winner in the senior category at District Level and also got a commendation at National Level (plus £50 from us!)

Some fun painting the fence

Joseph's Garden

more We worked with Flitwick Vale club to help transform the garden at Joe's family home. He is living with Cerebral Palsey and this transformation makes it possible for him to get outside and play with his siblings in his wheelchair.