02nd Jun 2020

Queen’s Award for MK SNAP

Learning disability charity, MK SNAP has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. This award is the highest honour that can be bestowed by the Queen to a charity or voluntary group and is the equivalent of an MBE. MK SNAP’s CEO, Angela Novell said: “The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is an incredible recognition of our volunteers and their dedication to transforming the lives of people with learning disabilities.” Michael Bracey, Chief Executive, Milton Keynes Council said: “Milton Keynes Council would like to say a huge well done and congratulations to everyone at SNAP for this amazing award”. Helen Whalley, who nominated MK SNAP, after the support her brother Matthew Fegan, has received at MK SNAP said: “I’m really happy to hear this amazing news.” MK SNAP started almost three-decades ago. Parents, whose children had nowhere to attend after special school, started the learning and skill-building charity in..

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12th May 2020

Musical videos provide entertainment for Lakeview Lodge care home residents in lockdown

Country Court have had a fantastic response from a request to families, friends and the local community to contribute musical videos to help keep residents entertained during the lockdown. Contributions to the video were sent in from all over the UK from family and friends as well as pupils at The Blue Cat Music School in Grantham, Lincolnshire and Fly High Theatre Group in Worle, Somerset. “We’ve been showing the video to groups of residents in the lounge and also using our tablets to show residents who are bed-bound in their rooms so everyone has had the opportunity to enjoy it.” said Clare Hedge, Home Manager at Lakeview Lodge Care Home in Bletchley, Milton Keynes, “They’ve especially loved seeing the children on the video, we got lots of smiles and singing along”. Residents at Country Court’s 32 care homes across the UK usually enjoy performances from a wide range of..

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