Cash or cheques should be payable to BECHAR and sent to the Chief Executive Officer. If you are a taxpayer in the UK we can claim an extra 28p for every £1.00 you donate – but only if you Gift Aid your donation. Please request a form by calling: 01234 365955 or using our contact form.
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Who Supports Us?
Our current funders include Bedford Borough Council, Bedfordshire Drug & Alcohol Action Team, Bedford Primary Care Trust (NHS),The Panacea Society, Tudor Trust Foundation, The Gale Family Trust and various charitable trusts.
Particularly valuable to us is the very generous support we receive from the local community, from churches, schools and businesses.
We have a team of 8 people looking after the day-to-day running of the centre. Our Directors are active members of the community and offer a wide range of business and life experience. We have a round 30 volunteers who give varying amounts of their time, helping within the centre or offering activities with which they have particular expertise.
Professionals from other agencies run more specialist activities. many guests help with jobs at the Centre and this contributes to the community or ‘family’ atmosphere within the Centre.
We are always in need of the following:
Food: tins (especially meat, fruit, soup), tin openers, Pot Noodles, chocolate bars, biscuits.
Clothing: boxer shorts (M/L), jeans (32-36), jogging bottoms (32-36), t-shirts, socks, gloves, hats, waterproof jackets, towels.
Toiletries: double-bladed disposable razors, aftershave foam, spray, antiperspirant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shower gel, shampoo.
Plus: Sleeping bags, quilts, tarpaulins, tents, large back-packs, first aid kits, household items, books, DVDs.
We also need a continuous supply of instant coffee, teabags, soft drinks & biscuits so that we can provide free refreshments. In addition, detergent, washing powder tablets, toilet rolls etc.
Also, chocolate bars, biscuits, tobacco and toiletries for prizes at our weekly free Bingo!
Please ring to find out further needs or contact us through our form.
Volunteering not only helps those less fortunate, it also adds to your personal development, will enhance your CV and can be fun. Opportunities are always available e.g. tea bar assistants, administration, clothing store assistants, help with raising funds etc. Let us know if you have any specific skills that you could share for just one or two hours a week (or whatever time you can spare).
Volunteers are needed to help serve lunch for just a few hours on an occasional Saturday or Sunday. Please contact the Assistant Manager on 01234 365955 or via our contact us page.