President's Charity 2019/20 and 2020/21

President Update

The Ridgeway School, Kempston March 2020

New President  2020-21:

Our President for the coming year, Steve Bradley was inaugurated at the Club Assembly Meeting on 4th June 2020, taking over from Chris Duff on 1st July. 

The Covid19 emergency has caused the cancellation of a number of our proposed fund raising events although we held an Extra Mile Cycle challenge and and a quiz night virtually. Without doubt, this has had a marked effect on the amount raised for Chris’s charity BDCPS. Steve has proposed, and it was agreed by members, that fundraising for his nominated charity “MK Volunteering Matters” will take place after 1st July 2021. 

Proceeds from fundraising events taking place from now until July 2021 will go to Chris’ charity, Bedford and District Cerebral Palsy Society.


Bedford & District Cerebral Palsy Society.

Originally established in 1954, BDCPS is a small local charity which provides play schemes and youth clubs for disabled young people (aged 0 to 25) in addition to critical support and funding to families, parents and carers.

At BDCPS we focus on ABILITY rather than disability. We go to great lengths to ensure all clubs are inclusive, creative, inspiring and empowering.

BDCPS provide specialist support for those living with cerebral palsy in Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire. We can also help families living with any disability outside our area including Milton Keynes

All our youth clubs and play schemes provide young people with 1:1 support and our professional team of staff can meet all care needs.

At BDCPS we always focus on ABILITY not DISABILITY!

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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).

The Winning Team of Breege Traynor, Eric Hamilton & John Kelly with MKGU Vice President Chris Duff

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


The photographic archive for our club is kept on a Flickr account. You can access it using the link below.

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