Lighting up Cardington to help Bedford’s homeless!
Our most recent fundraising heroes are Jenny and Stuart, who are lighting up their home in Cardington to raise funds for the SMART Prebend Centre.
Stuart explains: “Like many people we put up a few external lights over the Festive period and have been doing so for many years. Neighbours and friends had commented on how nice they looked, and it grew from there, becoming an annual event. Such has been the response that we thought about combining it with a bit of fundraising, the proceeds from which we could donate to charity.
“Last year we raised around £1500 for a national homelessness charity. This year we thought we would again support a charity that helps those less fortunate than ourselves but keep it more local, hence our decision to support the SMART Prebend Centre. We raise the majority of funds during a private, invite only switch-on for local villagers, family, friends and for those who are involved or supporting the fundraising.
“From 1st December – 5th January we extend a warm invite to everyone who would like to see our lighting extravaganza in Cardington and help raise money for the centre.”
HUGE THANKS GO TO JENNY AND STUART FOR SUPPORTING OUR CENTRE.