Win tickets to the SMART Masquerade Ball and an overnight stay at the Sharnbrook Hotel

SMART Prebend Ball 2019

SMART Prebend Day Centre are giving two people a chance to win tickets to the SMART masquerade ball and an overnight stay at the Sharnbrook Hotel.

Bedfords’ SMART Prebend Centre, which offers day-time services for local homeless people 365 days a year, will host a masquerade ball in September to raise funds and keep its services running.

The centre offers a place of safety to those who sleep rough, are vulnerably housed, and often face issues around social isolation and exclusion.

It costs £250,000 a year to keep the centre open, which is funded entirely through charitable donations, grants and support from the local community.

On top of this, the centre itself is in urgent repairs that it must fund itself.

So, the team have set a target to double the amount raised at last year’s ball, and aim to hit a £20,000 target that will help cover the running costs and much-needed repairs.

But they’re also giving away two tickets to the event and an overnight stay at the Sharnbrook Hotel.

The event, being held at the Sharnbrook Hotel on 14 September from 7pm, includes:

  • Fizz on entry and fine 3-course dining
  • Silent Auction (courtesy of Globe Expert Fundraising) with awesome lots alongside an irresistible raffle
  • Entertainment throughout the night, including live mellow Strings Mood Music and Disco
  • A symbolic ceremony to mark every person helped by the SMART Prebend Centre in 2019

For your chance to win two FREE tickets to the Masquerade Ball and a FREE overnight stay at the Sharnbrook Hotel, including breakfast for two, To enter the free prize draw, follow the link below and answer a simple question. Hint: the answer is in this article.

Enter the draw here

Tickets to the ball are limited so organisers recommend buying your tickets in advance, and if you win (and you’ve paid in advance) you’ll get a full refund.

Tickets to the ball are £55 per person. Tables of 8 or 10 are also available. All profits will go directly to the centre.

Email or call 01234 365955.

If you can’t make the ball but still want to help, you can make a donation at the Protect SMART Prebend Street Fund website.

To find out about The SMART Prebend Centre please visit

The prize draw runs from 10am Thursday 8th August and ends at 10am Thursday 15th August. The winner will be contacted by Tuesday 20th August.

Terms and Conditions: Prize Draw open to UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man residents aged 18 years or over only, excluding employees of SMART, their immediate families, and anyone else professionally connected with the charity. If you win and are unable to attend, you are able to give your tickets to 2 other adults (over 18 years), but you must notify us in advance of the Ball.

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