Christmas Relief In Bedford (CRIB) Appeal 2017
Christmas Relief In Bedford (CRIB) is SMART’s annual appeal to raise funds to support the homeless and vulnerably housed in Bedford.
Homelessness is on the rise, and in Autumn 2016, Bedford was in England’s top ten highest local authority areas for rough sleeping.
For most people the festive period is a time to relax and enjoy being with our families, but for the homeless, rough sleepers and those who are vulnerably housed, this is often the toughest time of year
This year, we are aiming to raise a total of £30,000 for the SMART Prebend Centre.
The SMART Prebend Centre is open 365 days of the year. Donations support the centre running costs and allow the team to deliver dedicated services to help homeless and vulnerably housed people to build skills, gain independence and move forward. Funds raised will also provide Christmas meals, gifts, food, clothing, companionship and support to those who are most vulnerable throughout the winter months.
This year the centre will be providing hospitality with a festive touch for around 70+ vulnerable people every day in December. All visitors will receive a freshly cooked two course meal on Christmas day, refreshments, Christmas gifts and food parcels to take away.
Please help us to hit our online target by donating, so that homeless people in Bedford can receive support and compassion throughout the Christmas period and beyond!