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The growth of the Caribbean Community within Milton Keynes and surrounding areas highlighted the need for Friends of the Caribbean Association (MK) to be formed. Our primary objective is to promote cultural, social, educational, health and economic activities among our community in the Milton Keynes area and the wider Caribbean region.

We will where possible act as an umbrella organisation for existing groups within our community, bridging any existing gaps with other like organisations, hence providing a united voice for our community. This will enable the Caribbean Community to have a voice and to promote, the diverse mix of the West Indian culture. Strongly celebrating who we are, therefore building a community that is grounded in this region.

The Association is here to initiate exposure to organisations and social groups within Milton Keynes; progressively through charitable events, workshops, forums and different platforms including a full cross section of the community, from the youth to the older generation. We take extreme pride in our mentoring scheme for youngsters between 11 and 16.

If you love and care about the Caribbean people and region, welcome to an extraordinary opportunity. Come and join us and make your voices be heard. Please join us! Make a commitment today to a vibrant, vital, and developing people and region.

Our main challenge this year is to fully establish our mentoring scheme for youngsters between the ages of 12 and 18 in and around Milton Keynes. We do not receive any grants and raise all of our funds through donations and fundraising activities.

Organizations that we have assisted:

Friends of the Caribbean assists Alpha Boys Home in Jamaica
Just days after Hurricane Sandy tore through the Caribbean, the chair of the UK-based Friends of the Caribbean, a charity organization based in Milton Keynes, England softened the blow when its chairman, Wain McIntosh, delivered a donation to Alpha Boys School. On Wednesday, the 7th of November, Mr McIntosh toured the Alpha Boys School campus, met with administrators, students and staff and presented a much appreciated and needed check for £500.00 (JA$75,000) to the school.  >> read more

Caribbean High Commissioners support Prostate Cancer 
High Commissioners from Jamaica, Saint Lucia, and Trinidad & Tobago, attended the Annual 2011 Charity Ball in Milton Keynes.  >> read more

FOTC hosts the Grenadian Diaspora Committee 
The Diaspora Consultative Committee (DCC) UK took its 2nd Outreach Programme to Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire on Saturday April 30th 2011.  >> read more

FOTC supports local under nine football team
MK Wanderers U9 football team will soon be flying high thanks to a cash boost from FOTC.  >> read more

FOTC offers helping hand to Haiti
Last July, the Friends of the Caribbean (FOTC) hosted its third annual Charity Ball in Milton Keynes. It was a glorious night filled with great entertainment, exquisite food and music that made you dance ‘til you dropped! Underneath this frenzy of joy and happiness, lay a strong foundation.  >> read more