A while back I sent an e-mail to all members of Milton
Keynes Council trying to engage them on something or other.
I later contacted our elected members again talking about
our wonderful hospital - University Hospital Milton Keynes.
As I worked towards an event at Milton Keynes Irish Centre
I bombarded our elected representatives, this time including
members of Bletchley and Fenny Stratford Town Council and
West Bletchley Council.
It s true that the majority of council
members did not respond but those who did were so kind and
I now have in mind to make a weekly circular
e-mail talking of the community projects The Sunshine Smile
Crew is involved in. I will send these emails out at the end
of each week and week by week expand the number of parish
councils until all council members right across Milton
Keynes are included.
Why Woodstock ?
was, of course, the three day hippie music festival from
fifty years ago. The organisers planned for around
thirty thousand but half a million people turned up !
Half a million people with catering set
for thirty thousand ! The local community did not
complain about the invasion but prepared food and drink in
their homes then sent it into the festival. LOVE.
Half a million people but no incidents,
no fights, no injuries. Just Love.
When we held the event at Bletchley Irish
Centre we tripled the target I originally set. Our team
arrived at 4.30am, by 5.30am people were throwing money at
us. Money did not stop until we finally left at 12.30pm !
We had so many beautiful people come and speak with us,
showing love for Milton Keynes Winter Night Shelter and the
work it does with our homeless and rough-sleeping friends.
We had members of councils turn up to show support. We had
many, many lovely e-mails from all three councils we
When I broadcast my radio show
the following Monday I jokingly called Manor Fields and
Milton Keynes Irish Centre Woodstock MK. That has kind of
now stuck in my mind.
Each week I would
like to send council members a Woodstock MK e-mail inviting
them to show love for different areas of the community The
Sunshine Smile Crew supports. If a council member just is
not interested they can delete the e-mail and forget all
If they want to smile and show
love that would be very special.