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Pam Williams - Chair

"If I had realised just how hard it was going to be to get The Bus Shelter MK up and running I might not have got involved at the start! But, my goodness, I am so glad that I did as we are really making a difference. The trustees have been knocked out by the support our volunteers and the wider MK community has given so that we can help those who have fallen on very difficult times."


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Dave Pickering - Vice Chair

"I've always been passionate about helping the homeless, so when the opportunity to help set up The Bus Shelter MK presented itself, I jumped at the chance. What I didn't expect was how physically and emotionally challenging it would be. But boy am I proud of what we've achieved. And to see some of our guests move on who now want to volunteer themselves, well that just blows me away. I've also been overwhelmed by the generosity of local people and business - without them we would not have made it this far, so thank you from the bottom of my heart."


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Carole Jinks - Treasurer

As a trained accountant, I wanted to put my skills to use on a voluntary basis. I'd already worked with some of the Trustees elsewhere, so when the position became vacant at the Charity I grabbed my chance. It's so refreshing to be able to work behind the scenes and make such a difference to the day-to-day operations of the charity.


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Peter Smith -

I found out about this project from social media and attended a meeting where I took part in a number of workshops. I knew instantly how my technology skills could help. I became instrumental in the setting up of our site and technology systems. What we've achieved is incredible and I'm proud to be part of the success.


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Matthew Penning -

I first became aware of the charity whilst they were fundraising at INTU MK. I chatted at length with Dave, the Vice Chair, and I immediately knew I could help. As a director of an automotive repair business, I've been able to support with repairs to the bus and with helping guests get jobs, too. I love the charity, and am always amazed at the generosity of local people.


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Ellis Rust -

I've always been passionate about helping homeless people. I initial started as a regular volunteer, helping on a Saturday evening most weeks. With my experience of processes and governance, I offered to become a trustee with the specific remit of helping the board of Trustees with governance. Despite being a busy person, I love the feeling of being able to give back.


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Allan Plath -

I started volunteering at the Bus Shelter soon after it opened in its Campbell park location.I took to it like a duck to water.So, when the position of secretary came up,I was happy to be able to get more involved.It's gratifying to see the changes in the lives of those with whom we work.As they move on to better jobs, homes and lives, I am filled with a sense of pride in having been part of a organization that really makes a difference.


Year one achievements

 

Number of nights provided

2436

Guests who've slept on the bus

32

Meals provided

7308

Onsite Volunteer Hours

7280

Non-guests directly helped

117