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Protect the SMART Prebend Centre Masquerade Ball and Fund

On the 14th September 2019 the SMART Prebend Centre will host a fabulous Masquerade Ball to raise much needed funds.

This magnificent occasion includes:

  • Fizz on Entry and fine 3-Course Dining
  • Silent Auction (courtesy of Globe Expert Fundraising) with Awesome Lots alongside an Irresistible Raffle
  • 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

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.

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.

Masquerade Ball tickets cost £55 per person from August 1st (tables of 8 or 10 are also available) or buy your EARLY BIRD TICKETS NOW FOR JUST £45 each, extended until 31st July.

BOOK YOUR TICKET NOW FOR JUST £45 – BE QUICK!

All profits go directly to the centre.

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

MAKE A DONATION TO THE PROTECT SMART PREBEND FUND

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

DOWNLOAD A POSTER AND HELP TO PROMOTE THE BALL

Questions about the centre or the event?

Email lisa.harrison@smartcjs.org.uk

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