For most people the festive period is a time to relax and enjoy being with our families, but for the homeless this is often the toughest time of year.
The SMART Prebend Centre is open 365 days of the year. Donations support the centre running costs (staff, gas, electricity, water) and allow the team to deliver dedicated services to help the homeless and those in unsettled housing to build skills, gain independence and move forward to a brighter future. Funds raised will also provide Christmas meals, food, clothing and support to those who are most at need throughout the winter months.
The centre costs over £250,000 per year to operate and is financed entirely though fundraising activities. With generous support and donations, the CRIB appeal raised over £35,000 in 2017. Please help to smash our £10,000 online target this year!
Over the past 12 months the centre has served more than 15,000 meals, provided over 3000 pieces of clothing and bedding, and those using the service have taken 2000 hot showers.
Please help by donating, so that we can provide support and compassion to Bedford’s homeless throughout the Christmas period and beyond!
Thank you very much!