July saw temperatures soaring into the 90’s and with the greenhouse effect at the Point we struggled to stay cool. Lots of people gathered to chat outside which worked well because there is a pedestrianised space all around the front of the building.
Numbers of people attending were in the mid 60’s and the usual activities, including art and pool, were in full swing.
The CAB advisors were busy all month, sadly Wendy supported us for the last time on the 23rd, Wendy has offered support at our sessions in her role as a CAB volunteer for over a year and has been greatly appreciated. Some of us attended her leaving do on the 24th at Wetherspoons, when she said she had felt it had been a privilege to have helped people at The Mix.
We had a visit this month from workers involved in the homeless initiative in MK and we explained that we have people who are homeless attending regularly and have committee members who are active in supporting homeless people.
Our local MP Mark Lancaster visited The Point this month at the request of another group also based there. All other groups/charities using the facility were invited to attend and did. It was a good chance to do some networking and draw awareness to how important The Point is to us all.
This month we are very humbled to have one our core committee members share his own experience of mental illness:
The cover photo this month is of Furzton Lake in Milton Keynes