Warmest thanks to all who attended or assisted with our very enjoyable Christmas Concert, which made a profit of £1,305 towards our Riverbank (Children's Ward) Indoor Play area project (further details below). Sincere thanks also to all who bought our Christmas cards.  We sold almost 600, many kindly sold by Bedford Central Library and the Re-Use Shop in Church Arcade.


Bedford Lions Club will generously be supporting our Riverbank project with their Easter Egg Raffle, which they are hoping will raise about £2,000.  


Our next fundraising event will be a very entertaining murder mystery comedy play, “Death by Design”, for which 50 charity tickets have kindly been given to us by Bedford Drama Company. The performance starts at 7.30pm on Tuesday 19th  February at “The Place” in Bradgate Road, Bedford MK40 3DE. Suitable for ages 12 upwards. Refreshments will be available at very reasonable prices. Please arrive in good time to choose your preferred seats and a convenient space in the free parking.   Adults £12, Students/over-60's £10.   See our “Future Events” page.


Our Extraordinary General Meeting with Bring and Buy Stall is on Saturday, 16th March at 10.30am (30 minutes earlier than usual) at St Andrew's Church Hall, Bedford MK40 2PF. We hope to be agreeing final details for the Merger of our two Hospital Charities, which is planned to take place late March/early April, if the Charity Commission accepts our arrangements. 


Our next Collection at Budgen's in Bromham is on Saturday 23rd March. Please let me know if you can collect on that day, and choose one hour between 10am and 1pm, or between 2pm and 6pm (5pm to 6pm is our last collecting hour).  Our last collection on 24th November 2018 made a very pleasing £312.53 and we are very grateful indeed to all who took part, and to Budgen's for welcoming us.



With sincere thanks for your continuing interest and support,



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