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University of Bedfordshire Arts & Culture Projects - artist & community (Rachel Cherry)
The University of Bedfordshire has been awarded £250,000 to fund a development project for communities across Bedfordshire. Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and overseen by the Arts & Culture Projects team...
At 10am on Wednesday 24 February, 13 presenters from Hospital Radio Bedford (HRB) will begin broadcasting live and non-stop for 24 hours to support a charity fundraiser...
Real Bread Week (RBW) is being celebrated in style at Companions Bakery, thanks to a collaboration with Wells & Co's new Brewpoint brewery. The bakery team were scratching their heads trying to come up with something new...
Homelessness charity, Emmaus Village Carlton, has launched a new service, aiming to help raise vital funds while its Home Store and Bistro are closed during lockdown...
The Higgins Bedford is hosting its annual OUTing the Past Festival this Saturday, as part of LGBT+ month. Despite being in its fourth year, this will be the first time that the event has been held virtually, giving the opportunity for...
JustUS Homelessness Advocacy homeless winter
Outreach teams are responding to and supporting reports of rough sleepers throughout the Borough as temperatures are set to drop below -7 tonight. The teams make regular patrols of the Borough and offer accommodation...
Fairer for Carers
Local charity, Carers in Bedfordshire, has joined a national campaign asking the Government to address the financial hardship faced by many unpaid carers. Fairer for Carers was launched yesterday...
A team of family members from Bedford have run 700km and raised £6,300 in loving memory of Kerry McGirl to help other women diagnosed with cancer in and around pregnancy...
The painting of hospice staff celebrating their ‘Outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2019
Bedford School pupils have been inspired to create several creative works to show their support for staff at the Sue Ryder St John's Hospice. Artists and writers have created paintings and poems...
Blesma Charity
A Bedford man has set himself a target to row one million meters to raise £10,000 for veterans who have lost limbs while serving in the UK armed forces. Former soldier, Gary Huntley, is rowing the...
Bedford's creative community is calling on as many residents as possible to release their inner artist and take part in the Great Big Art Exhibition. The national initiative, supported by world-renowned artists Sir Antony Gormley and Anish Kapoor...
Friends of Al Walaja
A Bedford resident has asked the Mayor and council to support the twinning of the town with a village in Palestine to show solidarity to the residents.