Which Two Charities Should We Support in the Coming Year? Voting Now Open!
Despite a very challenging two years, with limited opportunities to hold events, we are delighted to report that we’ve still been able to raise a fantastic amount for our two charities. We were able to hold our Spinathon, a Christmas Raffle and coffee mornings. Thanks to the generosity of our members, the staff team and the Club, we are delighted to have raised just over £7,300 for two local charities: Bedfordshire Sands and CHUMS.
It’s now time to vote for the two charities that we will support for the next twelve months and hopefully we can get our calendar of fundraising events back in place including our main event – the Summer Ball on 18th June 2022 – please do save the date!
In July we asked you, our members, to nominate the local charities that you thought we should support. We’ve now collated the nominations and they can be found in the list below. We’ve included a short description and a weblink for each should you wish to find out more. Each member can now vote for the two charities they would like us to support. Each adult member (aged 18 and over) gets two votes (they can’t be used for the same charity).
To vote, please email [email protected] with your two preferred charities.
Bedfordshire Down’s Syndrome Support Group provides friendship, support, education & development, and social activities for those with Down’s syndrome and their families – https://www.bedsdownssyndrome.co.uk/
Bedfordshire/Luton CAMH Eating Disorders Service is a specialist CAMHS service for young people up to the age of 18 who are experiencing an eating disorder. It is part of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and covers Bedford, Central Bedfordshire and Luton – https://camhs.elft.nhs.uk/service_detail.aspx?ID=387
Carers in Bedfordshire is a not-for-profit registered charity striving to identify and support all carers of family and friends as well as aiming to enhance their health and well-being by offering specialist support according to their needs and wishes – https://www.carersinbeds.org.uk/
Creating Memories is a Bedfordshire based charity that helps to fulfil the wishes of children with life-limiting or terminal illness – https://creatingmemories.org.uk/
Elizabeth Curtis Riding Centre the centre is a purpose-built riding centre on the outskirts of Bedford, which caters solely for disabled riders giving them the opportunity to ride both inside and outside – http://www.elisabethcurtiscentre.co.uk/
FACES Bedford supports local children and families faced with difficult issues such as mental and physical health, domestic abuse, poverty, child sexual exploitation and behavioural issues – https://www.facesbedford.org/
Food etc. has been set up by a Club Towers member to use food that would otherwise be wasted to provide basic cooking lessons that include reducing food waste, preparing healthy food, and promoting the benefits of healthy eating habits – https://foodetc.org.uk/
MIND BLMK – promotes and protects people with mental health problems and assists in the development of people with mental ill health by provisions of support, advice and other services in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes – Mind BLMK – For better mental health (mind-blmk.org.uk)
MS Therapy Centre (Barker’s Lane, Bedford) provides therapies, services and support needed to enable people living with Multiple Sclerosis to self-manage their condition – https://mscentrebedsandnorthants.com/
Tibbs Dementia Foundation is dedicated to providing a range of quality, accessible, creative and relevant support services, activities and opportunities for people living with all stages of dementia (or significant cognitive impairment) and their family careers and supporters within the Bedford area – http://www.tibbsdementia.co.uk/BACK TO NEWS