CRIB APPEAL UPDATE

CRIB 2023-2024 Success!

We have some brilliant news for you

SMART’s Cold Relief in Bedford (CRIB) 2023-2024 Appeal has raised over £26,000! This is fantastic news, and we are delighted with the success. Thank you and well done everyone for supporting the campaign. We know many of you asked friends and family to get involved in the appeal.  Those of you who have worked here for a while will know that in the past there have been years where we have raised considerably more, however, it’s clear that the cost-of-living crisis is clearly affecting how much people can afford on luxuries such as donating to charities. We remain absolutely thrilled with this result.

The team at the Prebend Centre Support Hub have been inundated with donations of clothing, bedding, toiletries, and most of all – food. These donations mean that the charity does not have to buy these things – saving us quite a lot of money.

100% of the funds the appeal has raised will go towards the running of The Prebend Centre, and it is a daunting, ongoing task to raise the funds needed to keep the centre going. Did you know that it costs approximately £275,000 a year to keep the doors open? Cassie, and her fantastic Team provide a crucial service which remains a lifeline for many people.

If you have any feedback or suggestions for next year’s appeal or about anything to do with fundraising, please email fundraising@SMARTCJS.org.uk with your thoughts. Thank you!