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The Mayor of Bedford Borough comes to visit

We were delighted to receive a visit and support from Dave Hodgson, Mayor of Bedford Borough during the SMART Prebend Centre open day. The Mayor was keen to help spread the word for donations to his social media followers and made a quick vid for us with Lisa Harrison, SMART Area Manager.

Watch the vid

The day was well attended and the team were happy to welcome the local community, some of our donors and a number of the partner agencies we work with.

About the SMART Prebend Centre

The SMART Prebend Centre supports the homeless, the vulnerably housed and those who face issues of social isolation in Bedfordshire. The Centre is open 365 days a year providing support, advice, food, clothing, toiletries, showers and somewhere safe for the most vulnerable within the community.

Check out our new furniture!

Costa Coffee very kindly donated us their furniture due to a refit – thanks a million!

A couple of the display boards from the day

Are you able to support the SMART Prebend Centre by donating clothes, toiletris or food? Contact prebend@smartcjs.org.uk.

How about some spare pennies?

Or could you be our next fundraiser?


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