Community Charity Programmes in Milton Keynes
Explore a wide array of community charity programmes at Jo's Hope, including musical theatre clubs and yoga classes. Primarily, our charity works to raise funds for post-surgery bras for breast cancer patients, which we achieve through a variety of events and programmes. However, supporting the local community in Bletchley, Milton Keynes, is also in our remit and we strive to break cycles and inspire youths. Get in touch today to find out more.
Musical Theatre Club
Open to anyone from 9 to 18 years old, our Musical Theatre Club includes a mix of singing, dancing, and acting for young people. We understand that after-school activities and clubs can be costly for some families, and as such, we offer these sessions FREE of charge.
This is a great opportunity for children to come and hang out, make new friends, and either learn new skills or develop their existing talents. Classes run every Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Lakes Estate Community Centre in Bletchley. We also operate an array of weekend workshops, fundraising opportunities, and mini-events for the kids to enjoy, building to an end-of-year Showcase event.
Please note that spaces are limited at present. If we can get the funding for equipment to use at the performances, we hope this project will grow year-on-year and we might eventually run sessions two or three days a week.
Our goal with the Musical Theatre Club is to build youths’ confidence and self-esteem and hopefully inspire them to share what they’ve learned with others and become active citizens in our community. Please get in touch for further details.
Support for Ex-Offenders
Securing employment for young and ex-offenders is an important part of our charity work, and we want to help people reintegrate into society. We aim to source jobs for ex-offenders by enhancing the skills learnt in prison. For example, we help people achieve the qualifications needed for food preparation and catering. We also aim to create a food bank, so that ex-offenders can distribute food and give back to the community.
Many offenders struggle to find employment upon being released from prison, and our team want to help you change your life. You may have worked in the prison’s kitchens and want to build on the skills you acquired. If so, we can help you attain nationally recognised qualifications in food preparation and catering.
We hope that our programmes will eventually be linked with probation work as this helps you to obtain a free reference from an establishment as well as a small salary. The food created would be cooked in a local community café at a reduced price for people on a low income, and it would be free for the homeless. We also aim to create a food bank so everyone can take advantage of the services.
Helping youths to focus on changing their lives and leaving their past behind, we encourage ex-offenders and their families to work in the kitchens side by side to establish a vocation. The expected outcome is that the offenders are resettled within the community. Please contact us for more information about our programmes, which range from reforming ex-offenders to supporting cancer patients.