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Messages Of Support For MKFM

  • Henry Allen Trust

    "You have inspired others to raise funds and shown such compassion and brought a community together"   Read More
  • Milton Keynes Council

    "Milton Keynes Council strongly supports MKFM in its bid to be awarded a community radio license from Ofcom"   Read More
  • Iain Stewart MP (Milton Keynes South)

    "You name it - MKFM is there; not just reporting what is happening, but giving a bit of pizzazz and excitement. It is becoming a cherished addition to the local community" Read More
  • Destination MK

    "We consider MKFM to be core champions of the city, and believe that – if granted a license – MKFM broadcasting permanently on FM will bring immeasurable benefits to the local Visitor Economy"   Read More
  • Pete Winkelman (MK Dons Chairman)

    "I've worked closely with the directors and staff at MKFM so I have personal knowledge of their enthusiasm, hard work and commitment and I believe it is a high priority to support what has become a very important local asset"   Read More
  • Willen Hospice

    "Support from MKFM has undoubtedly helped us engage members of the public in our fundraising, notably MKFM’s ongoing support for MK Midnight Moo event which in 2014 raised over £80,000 and the MKFM Willen Hospice Auction which raised over £5,000 in a day" Read More
  • Milton Keynes City Centre Management

    "MKCCM represents 36 member organisations with over 35,000 members staff, and we believe MKFM provides an invaluable service for our members" Read More
  • Milton Keynes Community Foundation

    "As a charitable organisation working at the heart of the community, we appreciate the invaluable support and coverage MKFM has given us and other charities in our city"   Read More
  • Newport Pagnell Carnival

    "Having a pro-active radio station on our doorstep that really does play a massive part in the community and the events that local people are trying to put together for various causes"   Read More
  • The Theatre District

    "We cannot wait until you have a full FM license so you can become bigger and better and MK can yet again boast of their own proper local radio station" Read More
  • Peter Marland (MK Council Leader)

    "The radio station has shown on countless occasions that it is fast becoming a key part of our local community and a vital part of the cultural fabric"   Read More
  • Hope For Hollie

    "The whole team at MKFM are first class and have shown nothing but empathy for our cause"   Read More
  • Marshall Amplification

    "MKFM has always supported us by promoting and attending any events we have held. This has been integral to the success of the events as it has encouraged people to attend: in turn generating more funds for charities"   Read More
  • Cllr Derek Eastman (Mayor of MK, 2014)

    "From the feedback received from residents following my slots it is clear to me that you have a wealth of listeners and a large band of support"   Read More
  • MK Pulse Magazine

    MKFM brings invaluable news, views and stories from across the city and wonder where we would be without it.   Read More
  • Xscape

    "Xscape, at a senior management level, have a belief that MKFM brings value to MK and to its partners"   Read More
  • Bletchley And Fenny Stratford Council

    "They have become a part of our event planning, so that they can support right from the early stages" Read More
  • The Parks Trust

    "MKFM have worked extremely hard to represent and support the diverse communities in Milton Keynes"   Read More
  • Mark Lancaster MP (Milton Keynes North)

    "As a member of parliament this service enables me to have an instant reaction to local topics and gauge the strength of feeling in my constituency"   Read More
  • Cancer Research UK

    "I have no doubt that the support from MKFM has played a big part in raising £110,000 for Cancer Research UK"   Read More
  • Milton Keynes Equality Council

    "Thank you MKFM for reaching out and empowering the community of Milton Keynes"   Read More
  • MK Food Bank

    "MKFM have been hugely supportive, helping us raise vital food items and awareness of our project amongst community members and local companies"   Read More
  • Stony Stratford Business Association

    "As a historic coaching town with a proud history it's important to have local media to represent our communuty and MKFM has done much to support Stony Stratford"   Read More
  • MK ACT

    "MKFM have been instrumental in helping us with our fundraising" Read More
  • Airkix

    "My background is radio as the ex-Commercial Director of GWR and I spent over 30 years in the industry. I’m a huge fan of Local Radio that serves the locality and touches local communities.  I know that this is exactly what MKFM does and you have my support"   Read More
  • Beanhill Action

    "They have gone above and beyond the call of duty. Not only for Beanhill, which is an estate in Milton Keynes that is in the top 10 deprived estates in UK, but the whole of Milton Keynes" Read More
  • Rotary Club of Milton Keynes

    "Publicity is so important in these days when so many charities are seeking assistance and we are really grateful for your help in doing this and improving awareness of our activities" Read More
  • Anglo Continental Cars

    "We have advertised with MKFM for over 12 months and can only praise the feedback we get from it"   Read More
  • Woughton Council

    "Whenever we have news or an event, MKFM is top of our list for contact as we know that we can rely on interactive communication and support for our community"   Read More
  • Age UK

    "Milton Keynes is desperate for a local radio station. MKFM has done a fantastic job with the resources it has at its disposal"   Read More
  • Castlethorpe Duck Race

    "We have no marketing budget and if we relied on attendance from our village, we would fail.  We know from chatting to people on the day that they do come from across Milton Keynes, so you really do make a difference"   Read More
  • Emily Darlington (MK North Labour Candidate)

    "MKFM is a unique and vital part of our growing city. It is a truly local radio station which supports local events and community groups. It also plays a vital role in promoting local business" Read More
  • Macintyre

    "MKFM are just fantastic!  I have had the chance to not only listen, but benefit from their enthusiasm, knoiwledge and support in everything we do"   Read More
  • Milton Keynes Business Leaders

    "They act in a passionate, refreshing, energetic, proactive and responsible manner and are a credit to our city"   Read More
  • Olney Town Council

    "We appreciate the support that MKFM has given to events in Olney, such as the Dickens of a Christmas market and the Pancake Race"   Read More
  • NSPCC

    "We have really appreciated the support and coverage that MKFM and your team have given us over the last 4 years"   Read More
  • MK News / MK Web

    "The station has gone from strength to strength since it was launched and provides a valuable source of information and entertainment for people in Milton Keynes"   Read More
  • Intu Milton Keynes

    "MKFM have helped raise our profile under the new brand name of “intu” with customer awareness now better than ever, footfall has a spring in its step and a renewed vitality"   Read More
  • Emily's Star

    "MKFM have volunteered their time to help us which has also saved us money on advertisement, they raise awareness of events on their station but also their other media platforms which reaches 1,000's"   Read More
  • Andrew Pakes (MK South Labour Candidate)

    "MKFM provides a fantastic service across Milton Keynes both as a radio station and supporting community events and initiatives across the city" Read More
  • Citizens Advice Bureau

    "It is clear that the directors of the station have integrity and a genuine interest in supporting the local community"   Read More
  • West Bletchley Council

    "MKFM have always been very willing to support West Bletchley Council in the build up to events, helping with profile and advertising but, more importantly, their participation on event days has been invaluable" Read More
  • MKIAC

    "They helped to develop our social media strategy and successfully engaging with communities from people from all backgrounds"   Read More
  • Cllr Catriona Morris (Mayor of MK, 2012-13)

    "It’s absolutely fundamental that Milton Keynes has its own radio station in this growing city"   Read More
  • Just The Way You Are MK

    "What we received and continue to benefit from far exceeded our hopes and expectations"   Read More
  • MK Dons Sports And Education Trust

    "I know that if you and your fellow colleagues continue to demonstrate and replicate your ingenuity, innovation and sheer effort you have shown throughout the station's life then success is assured"   Read More
  • Milton Keynes College

    "The College has been using your station as a very successful channel to get to potential students... the station’s demographic was a perfect match for the College’s demographic" Read More
  • Milton Keynes Hospital Charities

    "Without you, these events would either not have happened, or not been as successful"   Read More
  • Bucks Fire & Rescue Service

    "You've provided an invaluable service to the citizens of MK through supporting us in delivering community safety, risk reduction and prevention messages"   Read More
  • Skyline Taxis

    "MKFM have been like a breath of fresh air, the guys have committed their time and energy to the local community and should be very proud of what they have achieved thus far"   Read More
  • JSMV

    "MKFM have been a huge part of the progress of what JSMV has become. We've been associated with MKFM since the very first broadcast online"   Read More
  • Great Linford Parish Council

    "MKFM provide an alternative route to reaching residents and as such, is a valuable asset" Read More
  • Radcliffe School

    "The work you did within the school and for our community was first class"   Read More
  • Newport Pagnell Xmas Lights

    "Thanks to them our attendance levels have increased year on year and last year was the best attended event in the 54 year history of the town’s christmas lights"   Read More
  • MK BMX

    "MKFM’s exposure of BMX has resulted in more spectators at our most recent event last week and a greater awareness of the sport"   Read More
  • Sport Relief

    "A huge THANK YOU to you for your hard work in the lead up to, and on the day"   Read More
  • MK Festival Fringe

    "Being an organisation that depends on people working long hours in a voluntary capacity purely for something they feel passionate about, we completely appreciate the effort and commitment your team has and this shared ethos helps our organisations work well together"   Read More
  • Wolverton Lantern Festival

    "MKFM's support is an important element in the publicity and marketing of the event, and it has raised the profile of the Festival within Milton Keynes"   Read More
  • Advantage Africa

    "They helped to promote our activities and enabled us to raise the record breaking sum of £7812.64"   Read More
  • Roman Park Residents Club

    "They help bring the MK community and the smaller community groups within MK together"   Read More
  • Fenny Poppers Festival

    "Since 2011, they have enthusiastically promoted & attended our events. MKFM has enabled us to discontinue some of the other, less successful, event advertising avenues and spend more funds to make our event even more exciting" Read More
  • Middleton & Milton Keynes Village Community Group

    "MKFM have been very supportive of our group's activities and events"   Read More
  • UltraVegas

    "I for one would really love to see MKFM with this community radio licence – they deserve it, Milton Keynes deserves it and the community certainly deserves it"   Read More
  • MK Food And Leisure Awards

    "You well deserve the "Community Radio licence" because you have a real passion to help the local people of MK and work very hard to achieve the best radio station in Milton Keynes"   Read More
  • Festival of Running

    "MKFM plays a key role in informing the local community about our races and encouraging local runners to compete as well as local people to come along and support the runners on the day"   Read More
  • Frosts Garden Centre

    "Your continued support and work within the community is great"   Read More
  • Lydia Singer

    "This summer alone, Lydia has performed at many local community events and you've always given support by mentoring and guiding Lydia on her performing skills" Read More
  • Citizens MK

    "I have seen your commitment to bringing the voices of diverse individuals to the ears of the whole community and this helps us all live in a society that is tolerant and cooperative" Read More
  • Perception PR

    "The MKFM team were thoroughly professional and personable and gave above and beyond our expectations" Read More
  • UCMK

    "The students found the content and delivery to be engaging and extremely beneficial to provide a 'real world' context for their coursework" Read More
  • One World Club

    "I support MKFM’s application having seen at first hand the excellent work they do for the community" Read More
  • Milton Keynes Marathon

    "You have really helped the Milton Keynes Marathon become the flagship running event in Milton Keynes"   Read More
  • MK Family Law

    "I was impressed by the amount of work you do with local charities and businesses, with barely a day going by without you being present at a local event"   Read More
  • Inter-Action MK

    "Can’t believe you do so much out of the goodness of your heart, no wonder so many people admire you and have so much respect for you" Read More
  • Jardine Michelson Public Relations

    "I don’t believe there has ever been an event or occasion unattended by MKFM"   Read More
  • Milton Keynes Irish Centre

    "Our St Patrick's Day Parade, which is an annual event, has been supported and advertised by MKFM for many years" Read More
  • Holy Trinity Church

    "It will be great to have the opportunity of greater coverage of our events in the future" Read More
  • Russian Speaking Community Milton Keynes

    "MKFM is very supportive to a number of local charity organisations and RSCMK is one of them" Read More
  • Cllr Brian White (Mayor of Milton Keynes 2013-14)

    "As Mayor of MK I saw first hand how a radio station in touch with local people can transform communities and enhance business opportunities" Read More
  • Crohn's and Colitis

    "MKFM have always been keen to promote the MK and Bedford Crohn's and Colitis group events and their support is invaluable"   Read More
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  • Loveliness Festival 2015

    The free music, arts and entertainment festival returned on Saturday 25th July 2015 at Inter-Action MK with MKFM Read More
  • Swan Fest 2015

    A weekend of live music and a beer festival 25th - 26th July 2015 Read More
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    Photos from the open day on Sunday 26th July 2015 Read More
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    The parade returned on Saturday 25th July 2015 with MKFM Read More
  • Henry's Happiness Funday 2015

    Photos from Sunday 19th July 2015 at Emerson Valley Sports Pavilion Read More
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    Photos from a weekend of comedy. Friday 17th - Sunday 19th July at Westbury Arts Centre with MKFM and The Comedy Cow Read More
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    The Newport Pagnell offices of the Association of Young People with ME were officially opened on Friday 10th July 2015 Read More
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    The carnival returned on Sat 4th and Sun 5th July 2015 at Riverside Meadow with MKFM Read More
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harrysrainbow2

Harry's Rainbow Charitable Trust

This charity was started in memory of Harry, who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in March 2009 aged 5.  His twin sister, Jessica, was left without her best friend.

We know intimately the feelings of loss, pain, anger and grief and the sheer devastation to our lives caused by such a tragedy, and yet, to have to carry on, to try to live as normal a life as possible in order to help and support your other children through their pain, grief and loss at the same time as coming to terms with your own emotions and loss.  Initially, there appeared to be no support network available in our local area, so in those crucial first few weeks after our loss we very much relied upon our family, friends and the local community to help us through each day, and to who we are very grateful.

The idea for our charity was born out of the struggle we had trying to ask for and obtain help and advice for ourselves and especially for our daughter who is Harry’s twin.

Thats us!

Our Primary Aims 

  1. To raise awareness of the support network that is available to bereaved children and their families, and providing vital information for bereaved families. We feel it is important that bereaved families know where they can to for support and professional help.

We have a dedicated page of information and resources at www.harrysrainbow.co.uk for bereaved families, and also their friends and local communities that may need advice on how to provide help and support to their bereaved families, colleagues, neighbours’ and  friends. On this page you will find a comprehensive list of resources and contact details for other charitable organisations and local groups that will offer help. We have also included some tips that we have been given or have learned from our own experience along the way.

  1. To fundraise and distribute funds to other charitable organisations, that either supports bereaved children and their families, or, work towards avoiding unnecessary death from illness and disease by the use of research and/or education.
  1. To provide confidence building activities, trips and events for children in the Milton Keynes/Bucks area and up to the age of 16 who have been bereaved of a parent or sibling.

We feel very strongly about providing the much needed support to children that are “left behind” after the death of a sibling or parent, to help them to deal with their emotions, more often ones that they don’t understand. We feel that by offering these children the chance of a break, an opportunity for them to have some fun and jump out of their pool of grief, to briefly forget their constant pain, even just a day can help greatly towards re-building their confidence and showing them that it is ok to enjoy themselves, to laugh, play and “be normal”.

We feel giving them the opportunity to interact with other children in similar circumstances can also help them to feel more “normal”.

We feel it is important to support and raise awareness of the charities that can help those families suffering bereavement; some charities are volunteer led and are unable to raise their own funds and generate support. We aim to build that bridge and help by fundraising for these particular charities.

The charities we have selected for our support this year are:

The Child Bereavement Charity

Based in Buckinghamshire, this organisation offers help, support and counselling to families with children who have suffered bereavement

Visit their website for more information: www.childbereavement.org.uk

The Milton Keynes Bereavement Service

Based at the “Christ The Cornerstone” Church in Central Milton Keynes these are a volunteer led group of counsellors that hold “drop in” sessions at the church as well as offering home visits.

Visit their website for more information: www.bereavementservicemk.org.uk

Asthma UK

Many of us will have heard of Asthma and probably even know several people who suffer from it.

However this can occasionally be a pitfall when someone close to you is diagnosed with the disease. You may not feel it is necessary to educate yourself on good practice in managing the disease, or even know what to do in the event of an emergency or how to identify and spot the signs of an asthma attack. We have also found that even professionals were unable to offer sufficient guidance on managing the disease and preventing life threatening attacks. Therefore, we feel that if we can help to support and promote “AsthmaUK” with the educating of professionals and families of sufferers and if by doing so we can save just one life, then that will be worth it.

Visit their website for more information: www.asthma.org.uk

If there is a worthy charity that you feel we may be able to help in our next financial year (Oct 2012-13) please do contact us and we will consider it.

Charitable organisations under consideration for our help next year include Willen Hospice and The Daniel Estick Trust 

Harry

Donate

How to make a donation to support this charity:

An online donation via the PayPal button here

A donation by cheque; please make payable to The Harry’s Rainbow Charitable Trust,

A donation via bank transfer to: Barclays Bank 205740 13438015.

A donation in person (cash, cheque, postal order).

You can also donate your time, raffle prizes or in any other way you might suggest. Please contact us to discuss.

The address for all donations is 19 Thresher Grove, Greenleys, Milton Keynes, MK12 6LQ.

 

Friends of Harrys Rainbow

 
Petition 
Clinical Negligence Access To Justice Petition | GoPetition
 
The Child Bereavement Charity 
Good quality support can help people to rebuild. That is why we are here.
 
Asthma UK 
Three people a day die from asthma. Asthma UK is the charity dedicated to changing this.
 
Willen Hospice 
Willen Hospice is a charity which provides specialist palliative care and support for families.
 
The Daniel Estick Trust 
The trust provides Memory Boxes through local health professionals and bereavment charities to recently bereaved parents and to children who lose parents to help preserve memories and keepsakes of those special people.
 
Milton Keynes Bereavement Service 
Milton Keynes Bereavement Service has been supporting the local community through bereavement for over 20 years.
 
Cruse Bereavement Care 
Restoring Hope to bereaved families.
 
Home Start MK 
Support and Friendship for families.
 
MK Sands 
The local branch of National Sands which is the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity.
 
Care for the Family 
Care for the Family is a national charity which aims to promote strong family life and to help those who face family difficulties.
 
FSID 
The Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths
 
Grief and Loss Guide 
A guide to grief and loss from Helpguide.org
 
Special Ops MK 
Outdoor Fun and Laser Tag
 
Bouncy Macs 
Bouncy Castle Hire in Milton Keynes

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