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Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

Every year, thousands of supporters across the UK take part in Mental Health Awareness Week. This year the week took place from 13-19 May on the theme of Body Image. SMART teams across all of our projects used the week to focus on helping those who use our services to explore and discuss mental health.

Superhero Scavenger Hunt for the homeless!

On Sunday 9th June the SMART Prebend Centre will be hosting a family scavenger hunt to raise awareness and funds for the Bedford based homeless centre. The Prebend team would like to welcome as many people as possible from the local community and beyond to join the fun, family event.

SMART’s Impact Report 2018

Take a look at our Impact Report for 2018. The report provides a little insight into what’s been happening in SMART and highlights some of the successes of the last year.We are proud of our work and feel privileged to have the opportunity to help people to help themselves. We care greatly for all of our service users and are motivated to help them to succeed. The report includes some of their stories, along with some facts and figures about our work.

CRIB appeal is just £13,000 away from target!

The SMART Prebend Centre has received a record number of donations towards the annual Christmas Relief In Bedford (CRIB) appeal. Donations allowed the team to support 200 homeless people in Bedford throughout December. There is still time to give towards the campaign.

Winter night beds are a success!

We are very proud to be able to offer twenty overnight beds to people who are sleeping rough in Bedford throughout the winter months, thanks to funding from MHCLG (Ministry of Housing).

Christmas Jumper Day rocks!

On Friday 14th November Karl Fedyk of AC Plc held a Christmas Jumper fundraiser for the SMART Prebend Centre. Many of the team at AC Plc got sponsored for coming to work in festive attire and they managed to raise an impressive £200!

Bedford backs CRIB appeal with amazing results!

The SMART Prebend Centre team launched the Christmas Relief In Bedford (CRIB) appeal at the beginning of December and they have already recieved  £21,000 in donations!! CRIB is vital as the money raised during this appeal helps to fund the centre throughout the winter months, a time that is extremely challenging for homeless people and rough sleepers.

Poppy and Cooper take Mum for a run!

On Sunday 16th December 2018, Teresa Moxam (dressed as Father Christmas) completed a 5K run around Bedford park, with her dogs Poppy and Cooper. The ‘Santa run’ raised much needed money and awareness for the SMART Prebend Centre in Bedford.

Team 4 leap into action and raise £500 for the SMART Prebend Centre!

Team 4 are a group of students led by Eleanor Richards who participated in a number of fundraising events over the summer to raise money for the SMART Prebend Centre. The team were taking part in a National Citizen Service (NCS) social action project with MK Dons Sport and Education Trust (SET).

SMART Prebend Centre dinner dance goes off with a bang!

On the 2nd November 2018 we welcomed 130 glamorous guests to the first annual SMART Prebend Centre dinner dance. Guests enjoyed canapés and reception drinks, soothing live jazz, a splendid three course meal, an entertaining auction, spectacular fireworks and a disco.

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