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FREE PRIZE DRAW TO WIN 2 tickets to our Masquerade Ball & overnight stay at The Sharnbrook Hotel

On the 14th September 2019 the SMART Prebend Centre will host a fabulous Masquerade Ball at The Sharnbrook Hotel in Bedford.

This magnificent occasion includes:

  • Fizz on Entry and fine 3-Course Dining
  • Silent Auction with Awesome Lots alongside an Irresistible Raffle with £1000’s worth of prizes
  • Entertainment throughout the night, including live mellow Strings Mood Music and Disco
  • A symbolic ceremony to mark every person helped by the SMART Prebend Centre in 2019

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About the centre

The SMART Prebend Centre is a well-used day centre for the homeless operating 365 days a year in Bedford, supporting those who sleep rough, are vulnerably housed and often face issues around social isolation and exclusion. The centre is a place of safety, meeting the basic needs of service users; providing food, warmth, water, a place to get clean and rest.

It costs £250,000 per year to keep the centre open, funded entirely through charitable donations and grants and the support of the local community. This year, the centre is also facing significant additional costs associated with an old building in need of urgent repairs.

About the FREE Prize Draw

Click the button below and answer the question for your chance to win two FREE tickets to the Masquerade Ball and a FREE overnight stay at the Sharnbrook Hotel, including breakfast for two! The prize draw runs from 10am Thursday 8th August and ends at 10am Thursday 15th August. The winner will be contacted by Tuesday 20th August.

Terms and Conditions: Prize Draw open to UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man residents aged 18 years or over only, excluding employees of SMART, their immediate families, and anyone else professionally connected with the charity. If you win and are unable to attend, you are able to give your tickets to 2 other adults (over 18 years), but you must notify us in advance of the Ball.


What if I have already purchased tickets and win the Prize Draw?

You will receive a full refund for up to two tickets and for one room at The Sharnbrook Hotel (if you have already paid).

What if I want to buy tickets to secure my place and I win the Prize Draw?

Tickets are limited, so you should go ahead and buy your tickets and if you win, we will provide a full refund for up to two tickets and for one room at The Sharnbrook Hotel (if you have already paid).


Can’t make it to the Masquerade Ball, but still want to help?

In 2018 the Prebend Ball raised £10,000. In 2019, we’re aiming to double that! We need to raise £20,000 to help cover the centre running costs and repairs. To help with our efforts to cover essential repairs, we have setup THE PROTECT SMART PREBEND FUND for supporters who want to support the Ball.


Make an online donation to the Protect SMART Prebend Centre Fund.


Questions about the centre or the event?

Email lisa.harrison@smartcjs.org.uk

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