Our Latest Fundraising Hero!
This is Charles and he is taking part in ‘The Big Stamford Bridge Sleep Out’, on Saturday, November 16th. He will be joining 200 fellow Chelsea fans to sleep out for the night in one of the stands at Stamford Bridge to help charities tackle homelessness.
Being a Bedford resident and Rotary Club member, Charles has chosen to help our homeless day centre, the SMART Prebend Centre in Bedford. We would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to Charles and all of our fundraisers – every penny raised is used to keep the centre open!
About the SMART Prebend 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.