MK March 18
From the Editor
And welcome to March, the first month of spring! Lots to look forward to; Mother’s Day is on the 11th and the Easter weekend starts with Good Friday on the 30th.
Milton Keynes charity, Action4Youth, whose vision is to give all young people the opportunity to discover what more they can achieve, will become the first in the region to offer transformational experiences to children with limited mobility, when it launches its new Wheelyboat this month.
The specially adapted power boat, which is wheelchair accessible and suitable for those with high dependency needs, will provide an equal opportunity for all young people to enjoy the fun and excitement of water sports activities on Caldecotte Lake. To celebrate the arrival of the new boat, Action4Youth has been running a Boaty McBoatface style competition in primary schools. The winning name will be printed on the Wheelyboat and unveiled at the launch event on 15th March. For more information visit www.action4youth.org
Two local residents (and Milton Keynes Dons supporters) are raising money for Keech, who provide hospice care and community services for children with life limiting illness. They are calling this challenge ‘Seaside to the Seasiders’. Graham ‘Radar’ Durcan and Richard ‘Bootsie’ Nordsted, both in their mid 50s, will kayak 130 miles, starting at the Wash on March 18th, down the River Nene, onto the Grand Union Canal and arriving in Milton Keynes on March 24th, in time to see MK Dons play Blackpool (the Seasiders). If there are any MK Pulse readers who would like to help Keech Hospice Care, Radar and Bootsie have set up a Just Giving page for donations www.justgiving.com/radar-bootsie
Happy Mother’s Day to all you lovely mums out there!