Thursday, August 14, 2014

Kingsley Gregory

Many of you will have met my Dad and be sad to hear he passed away at the weekend. Here is a link to his obituary and the alumni website of the school at which he taught, which have also posted a tribute.

Those that heard him read or sing will not forget it. He will be very sadly missed by a family of which he was immensely proud. I am delighted that one of the charities for any donations is the Croydon Churches Floating Shelter. It was my Dad's example that plays a part in what has become Milton Transitional Housing.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

BP Portrait Award 2014 winner - homeless man

Thomas Ganter's depiction of Karel a homeless Man with a Plaid Blanket has won the BP Portrait Award for 2014. The oil on canvas painting is displayed together with the Judges comments at the National Portrait Gallery in London

It is great to see the image of a homeless man win such a prestigious award. It further brings homelessness into the public spotlight. I was lucky enough to view these and the other shortlisted entries on display at the National Portrait Gallery.

The postcard image is copyright to the artist Thomas Ganter. Thomas was born in 1974, he lives in Weisbaden Germany, where Karel lives on the street's in his neighbourhood.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

MTH Lottery Ticket draw - Happy Canada Day

Milton Transitional Housing is running a cash prize lottery. There are only 2,000 tickets available with 3 cash prizes ranging from $100 to $500. The Lottery Licence number is M692663. The tickets are from $2.00 each. The prize draw takes place on Monday September 8th 2014 at 2pm at the Milton Centre for the Arts. Visit for me details.

Contact a member of Milton Transitional Housing to obtain for tickets which will support fundraising. MTH is a community-based registered Canadian charity providing bridge accommodation, support and counselling to those in Milton who are experiencing housing crisis as they work towards securing a stable home.

Thanks to Sharon Barkley for donating the printing of the raffle tickets

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Milton Transitional Housing latest tenant of Habitat for Humanity

It is a wonderful new chapter for both Habitat for Humanity Halton and Milton Transitional Housing as they partner together with a shared base in Milton.

Wednesday the Milton Transitional Housing Board and volunteers were invited to a Team Gathering at the Habitat for Humanity Restore location at 25 Brown Street in Milton. This is the site of the Old Post office opposite the Milton Town Hall. Milton Transitional Housing has two offices and a Boardroom within the Milton Restore.

Mirela Vukosa Giannidis, Director of People and Community Engagement at Habitat for Humanity in Halton desribed it as "a wonderful beginning to an exciting journey". She reminded us that Milton has the lowest opportunity for affordable rentals in Ontario. She added that they are "thrilled to be partnering and working together with Milton Transitional Housing". Habitat for Humanity started back in 1999 and have 3 home ownership properties already this year alone. They now have 20 low income hard working families through home ownership with a longer term goal of 75.

Donna Danielli, Executive Director for Milton Transitional Housing updated the group on how MTH is evolving and meeting the needs of its three clients. The volunteer ambassador training sessions were warmly greeted as a tremendous to raise awareness. Many are surprised by the level of need in Milton.

Come and visit the Milton Restore location to see for yourself.