We have had a fantastic fundraising year at Club Towers supporting our two local charities, chosen by you – Kings Arms Project and Autism Bedfordshire, for whom we raised just under £9,000!
It is now time to vote for the two charities that we will support for the next 12 months. All our
fund-raising events during this period will raise money for those two charities.
In July we asked our members to nominate the charities that they think we should support. Fourteen nominations have been received and these are listed below, with a little information about each.
We now invite our members to vote for the two charities they would like us to support from the below list. Each adult member (aged 18 and over) gets one vote for their two preferred charities.
To vote, simply drop us an email to [email protected], stating your two preferred charities. Voting closes at midnight on Monday 20th August.
Bedford Counselling & Training
Offers affordable one-to-one therapy, counselling and training for adults, over the age of 18, in Bedfordshire to a high and exceptional standard. For more information please visit their website http://bcat-team.org.uk/
Bedford & District Cerebral Palsy Society’ (BDCPS)
Provides specialist support for those living with cerebral palsy in Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire. Also helps families living with any disability. For more information please visit their website http://www.bdcps.org.uk/
Bedford Hospital’s Charity
Initially raised money to refurbish the dilapidated and antiquated Student Nurse Home at Bedford Hospital South Wing. Since then it has raised money for many large capital projects at the hospital. For more information please visit their website. https://www.bedfordhospitalcharity.org.uk/
Bedford Mencap Scheme
A voluntary organisation operating in Bedford and surrounding areas supporting individuals with a learning disability and their families. For
more information please visit their website www.bedfordmencap.org.uk/
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. For more information please visit their website http://www.bedfordopendoor.org.uk/
Bedfordshire Opportunities for Learning Disabilities (Bedford Garden Carers)
Dedicated to providing experience, education and living skills, and social opportunities for adults & teenagers with learning disabilities, autism and challenging behaviour.
For more information please visit their website https://www.bo4ld.org.uk/
Carers in Bedfordshire
Strive to identify and support all carers of family and friends. They try to ensure carers’ voices are heard and respected in the development and delivery of all services. For more information please visit their website https://www.carersinbeds.org.uk/
Elisabeth Curtis Riding School
A purpose-built riding centre on the outskirts of Bedford, which caters solely for disabled riders. The group is made up of volunteers. For more information please visit their website http://www.elisabethcurtiscentre.co.uk/
Friends for Life
A small, Bedford-based charity working to address the social isolation of residents in Bedfordshire’s care homes. For more information please visit their website http://friendsforlifebedford.org.uk/
Living it Up
Providing social and day time opportunities for Adults with Learning Disabilities in and around Bedfordshire. For more information please visit their website https://www.livingitupevents.co.uk/
MS Therapy Centre
A centre of excellence providing professional specialist therapies and support for people with
Multiple Sclerosis in a self-help environment that inspires and empowers. For more information please visit their website http://mscentrebedsandnorthants.com/
Tibbs Dementia Foundation
Dedicated to providing a range of quality, accessible, creative & relevant support services for people living with all stages of dementia and their family carers & supporters within the Bedford area. For more information please visit their website http://www.tibbsdementia.co.uk/
Their mission is to positively transform the lives of children and young people with a disability or facing disadvantage across the UK and Ireland through the power of rugby. For more information please visit their website https://woodenspoon.org.uk/
Yarl’s Wood Befrienders
Provides emotional and practical support for the people held in Yarl’s Wood IRC, in North Bedfordshire, helping them cope with the challenges of detention. They aim to affirm human dignity and restore self-esteem by listening and offering befriending support. For more information please visit their website http://www.ywbefrienders.org/