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Milton Keynes Charity Celebrates Materials Boost

October 30th, 2020
Dave Pickering and Pam Williams from Bus Shelter MK in Milton Keynes

A homelessness charity in Milton Keynes which offers people shelter in a double decker bus has won building materials through our Selco Stars campaign.

The Bus Shelter MK has become the latest good cause to receive £500 store credit from Selco as part of the initiative.

The charity plans to use to the funds to help renovate a unit to be used by homeless people in the town.

Each month, we’re donating £500 of building materials to two groups across the UK, with the 12 finalists going forward for a public vote for the chance to win £5,000 in cash.

A second prize of £1,250 is also available to mark Selco’s 125th anniversary.

Entries to Selco Stars can be made by visiting https://www.selcobw.com/selco-stars

Pam Williams, of The Bus Shelter MK, said: “We offer a route out of homelessness for people sleeping on the streets of Milton Keynes and have provided a temporary home to more than 70 people since opening in March 2018.

“We are currently based in a converted double decker bus in a car park but we have been offered a 10-year lease from Milton Keynes Council to take over a former landscaping depot.

“The existing unit needs to be completely refurbished and the exterior landscaped.

“These materials will be a huge boost and will help us to get the job done. We are extremely grateful to Selco.”

Carine Jessamine, marketing director at Selco, said: "The charity does amazing work to help ease homelessness in Milton Keynes.

“Securing this unit from the council is a big step forward for the charity and we’re delighted to be able to help them get it ready for use.

“This is a great example of how Selco Stars is making a big difference to communities across the UK.”

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