sunshine smile crew is not setting out to organise
practical events in the community, our activities
are primarily on-line inspiring people to go out and
about in their daily lives to make people smile and
be happy. However we are going out and about into
our day with a special mission to make people smile,
be happy and to put those smiles and happiness into
the work of Milton Keynes Winter Night Shelter.
Click the Milton Keynes Winter Night Shelter logo on
the left to visit their website. Spend a few moments
checking out the amazing work they do.
To make our event supporting Milton Keynes Winter
Night Shelter we need STUFF
and we need PEOPLE.
Do play the video on
the left, that Ralph McTell song has become a classic.
Our stall at the Irish Centre Boot Sale on Saturday
14th September will be different. EVERYTHING on our
stall will be FREE. I am giving away my famous vinyl
record collection and Paul Alexander, Chairman of Radio CRMK and a member of Milton Keynes Council, has donated
ONE THOUSAND CD's. Thank You Paul
can take as much as you like from the stall FREE - free but
we ask for a donation to Milton Keynes Winter Night Shelter
as it prepares for a tough 2019/2020 season.
In a minute I will talk about how much we plan to raise
from our freebie boot stall but remember that support
does not only mean money - far from it.
To make money we need
STUFF to sell. Paul's CD's and my
vinyl records are certain to arouse a lot of interest
but we need more stuff. We need bric-a-brack, books,
anything people will be prepared to take away FREE from
stuff we can get together the more we can encourage
generous donations for Milton Keynes Winter Night
ONLY STIPULATION IN ASKING YOU TO TURN OUT YOUR
CUPBOARDS, GARDEN SHED, GARAGE AND LOFT IS THAT YOUR
STUFF IS GIVEN IN LOVE.Without love it is
The boot sale is happening at a centre of LOVE and
run by some LOVING people
- Milton Keynes Irish Centre. Let's play a record for
these lovely people.
That was beautiful wasn't it ?
I have set a target of £100 for the donation buckets but
am hoping to make £150. If we can collect enough STUFF
we could even make £500.
Taking what we have already to the stall by way of my
car is going to be difficult. It will be a bit more than
packed. If there is any way you kind people could bring
your STUFF down to the Irish Centre that would help so
I will be there setting up between 4am and 5am. The early birds will
there looking for bargains by 6am. The sale officially
finishes at 12 noon. Could you help by bringing your
gifts - STUFF OF LOVE
to the table ? Please come as
early as you can.
We then need PEOPLE. This is
worrying me. If I am there on my own this event will
be a sad failure ! PLEASE HELP ME - PLEASE DO
NOT LET THAT HAPPEN.
*We need people
to man the stall and smile at people so they are
generous with their donations.
need people to blow up balloons and hand them out with a
smile to the children.
need people to hand out sweets to people and engage
them, asking them to smile and be generous on our stall.
will be lots of dogs at the sale, there always are, we
need people to hand out doggie treats. Doggies smile you
need people to talk to passers by about Milton Keynes
Winter Night Shelter. To find smiling volunteers and
loving people who will sign up as regular donors to the
incredible work Milton Keynes Winter Night Shelter does.
need people to SMILE.
So will you show LOVE by
giving us STUFF ? Will you show LOVE by
popping by the stall to say HI ? Will you show LOVE by
coming to help make this little event an amazing success
I hope that in addition to the money we collect that we
will sign up THREE volunteers and
FIVE regular donors to
support Milton Keynes Winter Night Shelter. Will you
help smash these targets ?
When I first started to put this project together I
e-mailed every member of Milton Keynes Council,
Councillor Paul Alexander sent his love with STUFF for
us to sell.
Our wonderful Mayor is coming along. He's a great guy
and most certainly he will be coming in LOVE.
The most vulnerable members of our society are our
homeless and rough-sleeping friends. In Milton Keynes it
is a sad reflection not on our council but on you and I
the people who make up that society. Come and change
It is so wrong that Milton Keynes needs a winter
night shelter but THANK GOODNESS we have one. Thank
goodness for the love of Milton Keynes Winter Night
Shelter. When it opens its doors in two months time
Milton Keynes Winter Night Shelter is in for a hard
Will you please help at our car boot stall with a
Will you show love ?
DAVID - aka The Geriatric DJ
August Bletchley and Fenny Stratford Council ran an
amazing afternoon of family fun. None of the good
causes we support were there.
On Saturday 23rd November it will
be the Bletchley Christmas Lights switch on.
This is certain to be a lovely event'
We will be there.
The Milton Keynes Food Bank will
have a special feature which we will be supporting
The Junction 14 Ladies Choir will
be performing on the bandstand to support Milton
How about at events like this we
have a pop up charity stall run in the same way as
our boot sale stall ?
comes down to PEOPLE and STUFF again.
We need to build up the
strength of THE SUNSHINE SMILE CREW so we
have plenty of friends who could man our pop
Then we need the STUFF.
To make it easy perhaps we could concentrate
on Vinyl Records, CD's, DVD's and books.
With PEOPLE and STUFF we
could have a lot of fun with a pop up stall.