As a family-run, Milton Keynes based business, we love to collaborate with other local organisations on community projects. For the past four years, we have been actively working with The Bus Shelter MK, not only helping to maintain their site but also fully refurbish their brand new premises, and we have thoroughly enjoyed every second!

We are proud to support The Bus Shelter MK

Did you know that in Milton Keynes, 1 in every 117 people are classed as homeless? This is a statistic that we can be almost be sure has come as a huge shock, meaning it has become more important than ever help make a change in our community.

The Bus Shelter MK is an inspirational local organisation playing a significant role in offering shelter to rough sleepers, giving them the opportunity to create an independent life away from the streets. Our certified electricians in Milton Keynes are proud to work closely with The Bus Shelter MK and continue to support their efforts. Find out more about the charity, our projects and how you can help below:

Team Working On Site

Who are The Bus Shelter MK?

The Bus Shelter MK is a local charity offering support to rough sleepers across Milton Keynes, helping them get their lives back on track. They provide a warm, safe night’s sleep and 24/7 shelter to guests on their converted double-decker bus, which sleeps up to 16 people.

Once accepted by The Bus Shelter MK, individuals will be provided with an agreed period of time whereby they can stay with the charity and during this time, they will also be offered support in finding longer-term accommodation and stable work. In just a few years, this incredible charity has given over 60 guests a roof over their heads and provided more than 16,000 meals.

The Bus Shelter

How did we get involved with the charity?

We first met with the wonderful team at The Bus Shelter MK around four years ago following an emergency call-out to their premises in central Milton Keynes. This led to our electricians in Milton Keynes completing further repairs and maintenance to ensure that their property remained safe and in full working order.

When the charity opted to move to a new site in Stantonbury, we were invited by the team to tender for the work required to create a functional premises. This would include a full strip out of the building then installing all new wiring and electrical components. We were thrilled to be awarded this contract and have continued to support this excellent charity ever since!

Electrician Working On Site

Our most recent project with The Bus Shelter MK

Our most recent work with The Bus Shelter MK was the project mentioned above which involved fully kitting out their new Stantonbury site. We were lucky enough to be involved in this project from the very first stages, stripping out the existing space before fully refurbishing the property. This involved replacing all new electricals, along with installing:

We also fitted wireless access points across the site, allowing all of the residents to continue using their phones and laptops in each of the outbuildings.

Once the new building was complete, we worked with The Bus Shelter MK to create an ongoing maintenance contract tailored to their installations. Our electrical contractors in Milton Keynes continue to visit the site regularly to complete maintenance and testing of all electrical installations, fire alarm systems and CCTV, helping to keep the building functional and all residents safe.

How you can support this fantastic charity

Much like most charities, The Bus Shelter MK relies solely on the generosity of others and is operated by an inspiring team of Milton Keynes citizens. They always welcome new supporters with open arms, so if you are also interested in lending a helping hand, here is how you can support:

  • Volunteer: The Bus Shelter MK asks volunteers to commit to only one shift every 4 weeks, which will involve tasks such as supporting life on the bus, feeding residents and helping them to become more self-sufficient.
  • Raise Money: From cake sales and raffles to bingo and karaoke nights, there are hundreds of ways that you can raise money for The Bus Shelter MK while having fun. Download their free fundraising pack for more information on how to get started.
  • Donate: Money, clothes, food and bedding can all be kindly donated to The Bus Shelter MK, helping the charity to have the resources necessary to continue supporting their residents. Take a look at their donations page for more details on how to give back.
  • Corporate Support: If you would like to support The Bus Shelter MK through your company, there are many options available. Along with monetary donations, you can also donate your products/services or place a collection box at your reception desk.

Christa At The Bus Shelter

Together we can make a difference!

Working closely with The Bus Shelter MK has been a wonderful experience and one that we hope to continue for many years to come. As mentioned above, there are many ways that you can support this excellent organisation; every donation, fundraising event and volunteering session is always hugely appreciated!

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