L to R: Neil Lovell, The Printing Charity’s Chief Executive, Kathy Senior, Home Manager of Beaverbrook House, the Mayor of Milton Keynes, Councillor Steve Coventry, Debbie Beck, The Printing Charity’s Homes & Central Services Manager, Lord Black of Brentwood, President Emeritus of The Printing Charity

 

The Mayor of Milton Keynes, Councillor Steve Coventry, was the guest of honour at our Annual General Meeting on 8 June at Beaverbrook House in Bletchley, our sheltered home for people who have retired from the printing industry.

Councillor Coventry said: “I had my first paper round when I was 12 delivering to this area and remember Beaverbrook House before it was rebuilt. It’s great to see how modern and bright the home is. I was honoured to be invited to the AGM and have the opportunity to speak to some of the residents.

“I’m impressed with the charity’s work. It’s refreshing to see some of the old values still exist in a rapidly changing world.”

At the event, we announced that we helped 1,142 people last year, up 67% on the previous year. Our work is increasing, not only with our homes and grants, but also helping people to have the skills to work in the printing industry, and we want people who need our support to connect with us.