Seeing the Maypole standing with its colourful ribbons and Whitsun being on the 23rd of May this year, we were reminded of an article written by Morwenna Bucknall, one of the founders of Camphill Milton Keynes. Whitsun/Pentecost (50 days after Easter) is celebrated as a Christian event of Jesus’ disciples experiencing the Holy Spirit descending on them, flames appearing above their heads, and being able to speak and be understood in many languages. In Camphill MK with the co-workers who traditionally came from many countries around the world, we increasingly focused on celebrating the languages and cultures of those countries. We think that Morwenna’s article (below) about the Maypole and Whitsun is very fitting – not just as celebrating a Christian festival but celebrating the humanity of all peoples and the light in each one of us.
Our Tech Lab Workshop group have been chatting to Camphill MK residents to discuss their experience of lockdown and their hopes and wishes for the future. Check it out!
Calling all Friends of Camphill MK – ex-staff, volunteers, friends & residents! Want to wish us a Happy 40th Birthday this Autumn? 💜 We’re looking for short video messages from our old and new pals to help us celebrate! Send us you short recorded video or audio messages via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!
Our resident Andrew & his support worker Destiny are doing a sponsored walk to support their favourite causes – Camphill MK and RSPCA! 💜 😁 If you can, please dig deep & thank you all in advance! 🙏 👍 Please click here to find out more!
Thank you to everyone who took part in our Easter Grand Draw! And an extra big thanks to Milton-Keynesia and Tesco in Bletchley and Wolverton for their kind donations. The brilliant prizes meant that more of the funds raised could go directly on the projects that develop our innovative offering to continue supporting adults with learning disabilities. Ethan, our Fundraiser, says ‘The support that we have received for our inaugural Easter Grand Draw has been great, and we have raised around £300 to help develop and improve our community. A recent project that we have been able to complete thanks to our supporters is Camphill Internet Radio which has allowed our community to stay together spiritually whilst keeping apart and social distancing to keep safe during the pandemic.’ (The lucky winners have been notified.)