President's Charity 2021/22

President Update

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New President  2020/21 and 21/22:

Our President, Steve Bradley, was inaugurated at the Club Assembly Meeting on 4th June 2020, taking over from Chris Duff for a term of office of two years. 

Steve's chosen charity for this year is Emily's Star.   Emily's Star - Home (

Emily's Star is a charity set up by Katie who lost her daughter to Edward’s Syndrome, a syndrome that was described to Katie as ‘incompatible with life’. The Charity's objectives are:

1) To grant wishes to families who have a child or children with any life limiting or life threatening illness & are supported by a Children with Complex Needs nursing team within Milton Keynes. We support children from birth until 25 years old. Our wishes are to help families make memories & we carry this out in various ways.  

2) To raise awareness of Trisomy 18 also known as Edwards Syndrome, the UK's second most common syndrome. We also wish to increase the use of the wording "life limiting" when a Trisomy 18 diagnosis is given instead of "incompatible with life".

3) To provide neonatal boxes to Milton Keynes neonatal unit, which include items for both mum and premature or underweight babies. These boxes are called "Emily's gift". We also provide Mini Packs to any baby currently in a UK Neonatal unit. These can be ordered through our website.

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The winning team of Breege Traynor, Eric Hamilton and John Kelly with Vice President Chris Duff at the MKGU Rotary'End Polio Now' Golf Day

Recent visit to The Gambia

Work has almost completed on a significant project to reduce Malaria in The Gambia thanks to the Rotary Club of Milton Keynes Grand Union (MKGU).


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The Crocuses planted at the Open University, our meeting venue, to mark our commitment to Rotary International's fight to eradicate polio

A brief description of what the Rotary organisation world wide stands for.

One of our annual quiz nights

Some information about our club

Tabitha Cobb, Ethel Morris and Maureen McColl were inducted as members of the club in January 2018

Information on how you can get involved with MKGU Rotary

An intrepid cyclist on the challenge

Our biggest charity effort comes through supporting the organisation of the Extra Mile Challenge annual relay cycling event.


We have fun together in a variety of social events organised by the club

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

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.

Local workers starting to survey the drainage route

We are putting our funds, together with a grant from the Rotary Foundation to support a drainage improvement project in the Gambia