ReturnMK to hold launch party for general public

Community organisation ReturnMK is set to host a launch party and open day for the general public on August 11th.

As part of the festivities, the public can access the group’s facilities inside The Point Building in Central Milton Keynes. Tours of the organisation’s facilities will also be held, which will show the range of activities and courses that ReturnMK provides.

There will be a stage where local artists can showcase their talents, along with stalls where different types of food from all around the world will be on sale.

There will also be competitions, face-painting and children’s activities. Music will be supplied by local and surrounding areas DJ’s.

Workshops will be taking place and people will be able to sign up for our services which can be found on the organisation’s website http://www.returnmk.org.

The event will be broadcasted on ReturnMK’s radio stations. http://www.radiomk.co.uk/www.itoldyousoradio.co.uk and also on http://www.vibesreggaearena.com

All proceeds will be pumped back into the organisation to help deliver its services.

ReturnMK is a new community organisation formed late last year with the intention of providing community projects for under-privileged/regular young people in the Milton Keynes area.

They provide media based activities such as Music Technology, DJ workshops, Radio Production and Video Production courses. They also provide Dance classes, Cookery lessons and Academic studies. More information about them can be found on their website: http://www.returnmk.org

In June, ReturnMK officially received their first round of funding, which came from the Big Lottery Fund in the form of an Awards for All Grant for the amount of £9990.

This grant has enabled them to source equipment, build studios, pay volunteers expenses and publicise their projects.

ReturnMK Director Jason Lawrence said “We are very grateful for the Big Lottery Fund and the National Lottery players for awarding us this grant which has enabled us to kick-start our project.”

Local MP Mark Lancaster paid ReturnMK a visit at the end of June and endorsed the project. Mr Lancaster was given a tour of the studios, interviewed live on one of the radio stations, and met a few of Return MK’s affiliated charities and sponsors.

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