Financial support for MKRS

The Milton Keynes Reader Service can only continue to function with the help of grants and donations. We currently benefit from grants from Milton Keynes Council, but in these difficult times, there are no guarantees that these will continue.
Fundraising is essential and here are some of the ways you can help.

Charity shop

The Walnut Tree Charity Shop donates half its proceeds to MKRS. You can support us by buying from and taking your unwanted items into the shop at Walnut Tree Local Centre. Textiles or shoes that are not fit to be sold can also be donated as they be sold for recycling. Pop into the shop if you are in the area and see if you can pick up a bargain!

Flag Day

We also raise money with flag day collections and by participating in the annual Milton Keynes Community Foundation Car Raffle. Check our Facebook page for locations and dates.

Leave a Legacy

From time to time over the years, we have received a number of legacies for which we are very grateful. It is very nice to feel that someone has appreciated the service and has remembered us in their will. If you are thinking about making or updating your will, please consider leaving a legacy to the Reader Service. Our Registered Charity number is 1013965. Remember, all legacies to Charity are exempt from inheritance tax.


If you would like to make a donation to the service, please send it to our office in Margaret Powell House, care of the Treasurer, including your name and address if you would like a receipt.

Our address is:

First Floor, Margaret Powell House,
403 Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes MK9 3BN

Click here to download a form if you would like to gift aid your donation.