Friday 25 July 2014

Milton Keynes Disability Day

On Sunday 13th July, there was the Milton Keynes Disability Day at Campbell Park. It was a free event and people who went had to bring a picnic.

The aim of this day was to put Milton Keynes on the map as a city that inspires a ‘can do’ attitude among its whole population. MK DAD (Disability Awareness Day) showcased the talent that exists within our disabled community.

It rained heavily for some of the day, although this didn’t matter since all the events were in large tents.

 Cakes, cookies, pizza and bread were on sale from Camphill and MK Snap and the Really Awesome Coffee van.

There was music from Haddon Beats, drumming from Warriors, dance from Neon and performances from Encompass and MK Snap.

People could try more than a dozen sports, games, gymnastics, yoga, arts and crafts, meet the MK Dons mascots, and explore the MK Dons on Tour bus and the Thames Valley Police Community Unit and so much more.
Alex Fox

Friday 18 July 2014

Interview with Judy




50 years old

How long have you lived in the community?

25 years

What house do you live in?

Kazantzakis House

What workshops do you do? (Which one do you like the most)?

Tools, newsletter group, lots of voluntary work – Age UK, at Church and at library.

What activities do you do (like evening class or painting)?

I go to two house groups. Also play cards with somebody in the community.

What responsibilities do you have in your house?

I help look after the cat. Also cleaning.

What do you do at the weekends?

I do cleaning or voluntary work I go to TORCH once a month. I also help someone to do shopping.

Would you like to share anything with this newsletter?

I value my PCP time an also value my voluntary work.

What did you do before you came to CMKC?

I lived with my parents and had a cake business

What are your hobbies?

I enjoy having emotional support during PCP time at a coffee shop. I also enjoy voluntary work, church, house groups, looking after the cat.

Is there anything you do not like?

I’m not keen on computers
Alex Fox

Thursday 10 July 2014

St John's Day

On Tuesday 24th June, residents and co-workers in Camphill Milton Keynes celebrated St John’s Day. The celebration of St John was from ancient times a festival of the summer solstice.
For this celebration, people got into groups according to the month of our birthday. People from each month of the year did a dance around each other month in a circle with a long candle, and then used the candle to help light a fire in the middle of the circle.
Afterwards we all had strawberries and cream in the foyer if the Chrysalis Theatre.
Alex Fox