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MK September 16

MK Pulse Magazine cover September 2016
From the Editor

The Olympics had me glued to the TV and I was totally inspired by all of the Olympians but I feel exceptionally proud of #TeamGB – second in the medals table; WOW! And local lad Greg Rutherford came away with another medal, claiming Bronze in the Long Jump with Milton Keynes-based Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge winning Bronze in the Badminton.

Talking of champions; Charity Champion Richard Banks is celebrating reaching his fundraising target of £10,000 for Willen Hospice. Team BathWorks took on gruelling bike ride challenges, including London to Brighton twice and London to Milton Keynes, plus various football matches with veteran and young teams and two collecting stints at Dobbies Garden Centre. Congratulations to all involved for raising so much for such a worthy cause.

It was A Level and GCSE results month in August and I have to say an enormous congratulations to everyone. It can be a nerve-wracking time but be proud of your achievements – even if you didn’t get the results you wanted. As my dad always says “as one door closes, another opens.”

If you are off to University see page 42; Meningitis Now calls for parents to talk to their children about meningitis and urges them to have the life-saving Men ACWY vaccine from their GP before they head off.

This year is the 11th year that Milton Keynes has celebrated Heritage Open Days. In 2006 there were 15 events held across MK – this year there are over 65 events to showcase our distinctive and world-class heritage, arts and culture. From 8th–11th September, you can visit loads of events including activities for children and families. There are also opportunities to visit exhibitions, workshops, open days, craft events and performances – and it’s all FREE!

So the kids return to school and normal life resumes; enjoy September everyone and I'll speak to you again next month.

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