Category Archives: Fundraising

Gardening Scheme

I think you will all agree that it would be fantastic to have a gardening scheme at YW to: Provide a healthy distraction from daily worries Teach new skills and interests Improve the outdoor environment for all to enjoy You … Continue reading

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Funding update

We are pleased to announce that we have recently received grants from the AB Charitable Trust and The Wixamtree Trust, plus an unexpected £500 donation from a corporate giving scheme. Thank you very much.

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Bedford Film Festival Fringe – The Visitor

We are delighted to be part of Bedford Film Festival again.  This year we have chosen a film which beautifully portrays how much our lives can be enhanced by unexpected friendships with people we might not normally meet in our day … Continue reading

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Thanks to our new fundraisers

With thanks to those now fundraising on our behalf, you can make your contribution on one of the following Virgin Money Giving pages: Joe Gibson – a befriender from 2010-2012 – and his fiancée Felicity Corrie are getting married on … Continue reading

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Strategic Support for 2016

We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in our application to be part of the 2016 leadership programme, run by The Harpur Trust and The Cranfield Trust. The programme is designed to strengthen and develop Bedford based … Continue reading

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St Albans’ Donation

May 8th saw The Very Reverend Jeffrey John presenting a generous cheque for £1,000 from the Congregational Giving Team to Julian, one of our trustees, and Marie-France, a befriender. The presentation took place in the crypt of St Albans Cathedral … Continue reading

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2016 Pub Quiz

Wednesday 4th May from 7.30pm Here’s a chance to involve your family and friends. We want teams of up to 6 people. It’s just £7 per quizzer and includes a ploughman’s supper and chips. If you can’t assemble a whole team, don’t worry! … Continue reading

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Grateful Thanks to Untold Theatre

We’d like to thank everyone at Untold Theatre for their enormous efforts in creating their piece – The Scar Test, which was shown in Bedford on June 29th. They also performed it in Hackney and Colchester, receiving  excellent reviews.     The … Continue reading

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Thanks to St Albans Cathedral

As part of the St Alban’s Cathedral’s contribution to the work and mission of other charities, 10% of their congregational giving is distributed each year. The Congregational Giving Team, as well as encouraging giving, also advises on the choice of … Continue reading

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Thanks to St Albans Cathedral

We are grateful to St Albans Cathedral for their continued support through their Mission Giving. A cheque was presented to our trustee, Janet, at a ceremony in May.  

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