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Thank You MK Rock Choir

On Saturday 22nd June, MK Rock Choir entertained customers at the Beer Festival hosted by Ye Olde Swan in Woughton-on-the-Green. The glorious summer sunshine clearly put everyone in good spirits and their bucket shake for the Reader Service raised a magnificent £165.46!

Thank you so much to everyone involved, including our special representative, Terry Calvert.

It is always heart-warming to be supported by other local groups and we really are most grateful for this support from the Rock Choir.

Volunteer Support Meeting – Monday 24th June 2019

Thank you to all those volunteers who attended our meeting on a balmy Monday evening at the Oak Tree Centre in Shenley Brook End. It was a very pleasant gathering of like-minded folk giving us an opportunity to put more faces to names and make a sizeable dent in the outstanding paperwork required to keep everyone safe and legal! Refreshments comprised some lovely scones with the necessary jam and cream accompaniments (ahh, “But which way round?” I hear you ask. Well, we operate an inclusivity policy here at the Reader Service, so all versions were acceptable:-)). As always, many hands made light work so thank you to the ladies in the kitchen and at the door welcoming everyone and especially to Tracy for organising everything. We hope you all found it useful to meet up with other volunteers and share your experiences. We so appreciate all that you do and obviously could not operate without your generosity and kindness.

Thank You To John Lewis!

We wish to say a huge thank you to our local John Lewis store who have very generously supplied us with a Microsoft Surface Go tablet. This will significantly improve the time and costs of recording the theatre brochures – one of our main revenue streams, and enable us to complete documentation and forms out of the office. We can also use it at events to take photographs and videos.

Our new Microsoft Surface Go Tablet supplied by John Lewis (Milton Keynes)

Cabaret Afternoon 2018

The final event celebrating our 30th Anniversary Year was the cabaret Afternoon at the Oak Tree Centre on 30th November 2018. It was wonderful to bring everyone together and allow those brave folk among you to showcase your talents.


The programme included:

  • Ladies who Sing” a cappella group treated us to a few of their numbers;
  • Thespians Heather Harris & Jean Thomas performed a skit entitled “Evening Surgery” to much amusement;
  • We shared poetry with Terry Calvert, Alison Statham & Pauline Shears;
  • Music was supplied variously by Fadin’ Shoes, Steve Neale & Stephen Harrison;
  • Eaman Minihan did a turn with his funny views on life.

Refreshments were served by our lovely helpers as usual and over £200 was raised by the raffle.

Thank you to everyone for all their help setting up, clearing away and keeping the whole event together.