We would like to say a big thank you to those members who attended our charity cake and coffee morning. The Club Lounge was packed! Thanks to your generosity, we are delighted to say we raised a very impressive £581, a new record for one of these events! It’s a great start to our fund-raising activities for our member chosen charities: Bedford Hospital’s Charity and Bedford Open Door. Money was raised through cake sales and fifty percent of all hot drink sales during the morning.
Many thanks also to all of those staff and members who baked a cake. It was an impressive selection, and the quality was demonstrated by the fact that cakes were already selling before the official start, and we sold out!
Bedford Hospitals Charity, celebrating its 30th year this year, raises money for improvements and additions to Bedford Hospital supporting its patients and staff. To mark the 30th anniversary they are aiming to raise half a million pounds for four pieces of equipment and to bring Hospital Radio Bedford back to the wards.
Bedford Open Door provides free and confidential counselling to young people aged from 13 to 23. Counselling is provided by a team of fully trained, experienced and friendly volunteer counsellors.
We plan to do other events over the coming months to help the important work these charities do in our community. If you have any ideas for fundraising that you would like to see at the Club, please do let us know.
We hope everyone enjoyed their cake and look forward to the next one!