Milton Keynes charity celebrates materials boost

A homelessness charity in Milton Keynes, which offers people shelter in a double decker bus, has won building materials as it plans a move to more permanent accommodation.

The Bus Shelter MK received £500 store credit from leading builders merchant Selco Builders Warehouse as part of its Selco Stars initiative.

The charity plans to use to the funds to help renovate a unit to be used by homeless people in the town.

Each month, Selco – which has a branch in Milton Keynes on Denbigh Road - is donating £500 of building materials to two groups across the UK, with the 12 finalists going forward for a public vote for the chance to win £5,000 in cash.

A second prize of £1,250 is also available to mark Selco’s 125th anniversary.

Entries to Selco Stars can be made by visiting

Pam Williams, of The Bus Shelter MK, said: “We offer a route out of homelessness for people sleeping on the streets of Milton Keynes and have provided a temporary home to more than 70 people since opening in March 2018.

“We are currently based in a converted double decker bus in a car park but we have been offered a 10-year lease from Milton Keynes Council to take over a former landscaping depot.

“The existing unit needs to be completely refurbished and the exterior landscaped.  

“These materials will be a huge boost and will help us to get the job done. We are extremely grateful to Selco.”

Carine Jessamine, marketing director at Selco, said: "The charity does amazing work to help ease homelessness in Milton Keynes.

“Securing this unit from the council is a big step forward for the charity and we’re delighted to be able to help them get it ready for use.

“This is a great example of how Selco Stars is making a big difference to communities across the UK.”

With hundreds of trade brands always in stock, Selco’s 68 UK branches are firmly focused on helping tradespeople complete their jobs as quickly and effectively as possible.

As well as offering trade services, Selco also has a strong digital presence including Click & Deliver, a Click & Collect service and a new website designed to help tradespeople purchase their materials in the quickest and most effective way possible.

For more information on Selco visit



Pictured: Dave Pickering and Pam Williams of The Bus Shelter MK at the location of the new building