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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)

30th Birthday Tea Party!

On Saturday 13th October, service users and volunteers old and new, along with some carefully selected guests, gathered together at the Oak Tree Centre in Shenley Brook End to celebrate 30 years of the Reader Service.

It was wonderful to share the afternoon with so many friends, including an appearance from the local mayor!


We had a fantastic rendition of a specially written poem from Pauline Shears and live music was provided by Fadin’ Shoes.









As usual thank you to all the wonderful helpers who assisted with the greeting arrivals, serving refreshments and selling raffle tickets and to Martin Lycett for his technical support






Well done to Tracy and a huge thanks to Paula and the committee who worked so hard to pull everything together.  Here’s to another 30 years!!