Baking cakes and sleepless nights: Fine & Country Bedfordshire host two fantastic fundraisers

Baking cakes and sleepless nights: Fine & Country Bedfordshire host two fantastic fundraisers

One Fine & Country office is getting in the charity spirit with two upcoming events in the next two months.

Coffee morning, Thursday 19th October
Fine & Country Bedfordshire are kicking things off with a coffee morning on Thursday 19th October at their office. Hadyn van Weenen and Tom Mollett will be baking, icing and decorating a range of delicious treats for clients, friends and passers-by to enjoy.

If you are in the nearby area from 9am and have a sweet tooth, come to:

Fine & Country Bedfordshire
38 Mill Street
Bedford
MK40 3HD



Sleep Out, Thursday 9th November

Take a look at Haydn and Tom's video here to learn about what they are doing and why.


Their second fundraiser is very different to a bake sale; Fine & Country Bedford will be sleeping rough on the streets on Thursday 9th November. This is an independent Sleep Out, meaning there is not a designated area for them to go to, or security, or even toilets. Instead, they will leave work on Thursday 9th and walk to the nearby ‘hotspots’ where they will speak to, and sleep next to the homeless people they are trying to help. 

By hearing and understanding their stories, Hadyn and Tom aim to gain a greater insight into the lifestyle of a homeless person in Bedford during the cold winter months. Organised Sleep Outs have dozens of people in the same area which opens up the public’s eyes to the harsh conditions that are endured by homeless people every day. However, independent Sleep Outs such as this combine the harsh and bitter weather conditions with the backstory that makes the cause so important.

The following day, Haydn and Tom will pack up their sleeping bags, dust of their clothes and make their way to work for a full working day. It is this part of the challenge that makes a Sleep Out so difficult. The freezing temperatures, strong winds, noisy surroundings and uncomfortable ground will prevent our volunteers from having a decent night’s sleep. They will wake up cold, tired and aching and attempt to carry out their usual working duties. Homeless people go through this every day; the Sleep Out hopes to open people’s eyes to understand why it is difficult to perform well in job interviews and other methods to get off the streets for good when you are sleeping rough.

To donate to Hadyn and Tom, please click here.



The cause
The events are designed to help raise awareness for homelessness in the Bedfordshire area. Please give generously and share their story with your friends, family and colleagues. 

Fine & Country Bedford have chosen to support The SMART Prebend Centre. This local charity deals with homeless people who often suffer from substance abuse and mental trauma. The main support offered by The SMART Prebend Centre revolve around basic needs and provisions, including hot food and drinks and showers. 

In January 2017 alone, they received 1,380 users for lunch and 409 for breakfast. The winter season is once again approaching which puts even more strain on facilities, such as The SMART Prebend Centre. For this reason, they are in desperate need of a new fridge. It is not glamorous or exciting, but it is an essential need for the charity to feed their users each day this winter.

At The Fine & Country Foundation, we look for priorities within homeless charity and seek to ensure that they can continue to support homeless and vulnerable people. By learning and understanding the needs of charities we are able to offer the most efficient and sustainable support. For The SMART Prebend Centre, that support is in the form of a fridge.

Haydn and Tom aim to raise £1,500 which will cover the cost of the fridge with some excess left over. The fridge will cost £1,299. A local counsellor has donated £250 towards the cost of the fridge, leaving £1,049 to raise. Any extra donations that are raised will go towards cooking utensils and kitchen equipment for unstructured activities. These unstructured activities will provide essential life skills and hygiene lessons to their users.

Catherine Hoskins, Chief Executive Officer of SMART Support Services said, "We are delighted and very grateful that Fine and Country have chosen to support The SMART Prebend Centre. Local business fundraising is very important as it helps us to provide vital services to homeless people, rough sleepers and those who are vulnerably housed in Bedford."


    


5th Oct 2017

More from Fine & Country

Sam Funnell completes The Crossing… just about
Sam Funnell, Branch Manager from Fine & Country Rugby, tackled The Crossing. The three-day cycling challenge took Sam from the west coas...
Read more >>
14th Aug 2018
Grant update: St Basils, Birmingham
St Basils, youth homeless charity in the West Midlands, is one of the 17 organisations funded by The Fine & Country Foundation’s first g...
Read more >>
13th Aug 2018
Events this Year
We have plenty of exciting events coming up this year for you to join or sponsor. We are constantly updating this article to add more events...
Read more >>
5th Aug 2018

FINE & COUNTRY LIFESTYLE

DISCOVER MORE ABOUT FINE & COUNTRY

TURN YOUR HOME 
INTO A BESTSELLER


Your home is an unfolding story. This is why at Fine & Country, we use a lifestyle approach to marketing to help people see your home as you see it. We do more than sell houses, we turn your home into a bestseller. Find out how we can help »

SELLING YOUR PROPERTY


Selling your home is one of the most important decisions you make; your home is both a financial and emotional investment. Find out how we can help »

forsaleweb
office_window

INDEPENDENT EXPERTISE


Every Fine & Country agent is a highly proficient and professional independent estate agent, operating to strict codes of conduct and dedicated to you. They will assist, advise and inform you through each stage of the property transaction.

GLOBAL EXPOSURE


With offices in over 300 locations worldwide we combine the widespread exposure of the international marketplace with national marketing campaigns and local expertise and knowledge of carefully selected independent property professionals.

staff
magazine

UNIQUE MARKETING APPROACH


People buy as much into lifestyle of a property and its location as they do the bricks and mortar. We utilize sophisticated, intelligent and creative marketing that provides the type of information buyers would never normally see with other agents.

PARK LANE OFFICE


Access the lucrative London and international investor market from our prestigious Park Lane showrooms at 121 Park Lane, Mayfair. Our showrooms in London are amongst the very best placed in Europe, attracting clients from all over the world.

park_lane_office
98

TAKE THEIR WORD FOR IT


An overwhelming majority of those who had used Fine & Country would recommend our services to a family member or friend, according to our most recent survey taken by members of the public.

To achieve 98.96% positive feedback is a privilege and we will endeavour to maintain this result, as we are dedicated to offering the best possible services to every customer, whether buyer or seller, from beginning to end.

MULTI-AWARD WINNING


Our consistent efforts to offer innovative marketing combined with a high level of service have been recognised by the industry for an astounding fifth year in a row, winning Best International Real Estate Agency Marketing at the International Residential Property Awards.

awards_stone
Independent customer reviews



Fine & Country

4.87 out of 5 - based on 963 customer reviews



Estate Agent and Letting Agent Reviews

OVER 300 LOCATIONS WORLDWIDE

Our International Network


Connecting offices on over 300 locations worldwide, our referral system combines local knowledge and expertise with an international network to find the right buyer for you wherever they are, at the same time as finding you your ideal next move

Our International Websites

United KingdomRussiaFranceHungaryCyprusGermanySpainPortugalEgyptUnited Arab EmiratesRomaniaMauritiusMoroccoNamibiaWest AfricaSouth AfricaAustraliaFloridaZimbabwe

SOCIAL MEDIA

We interact with customers on the main social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Google+, giving each property maximum online exposure.

 

FINE & COUNTRY SERVICES

FINE & COUNTRY
INTERIOR DESIGN


Access Fine & Country Interior Design to put your property ahead and make it stand out. With expert advice from some of London’s best stylists and designers we will make sure it makes a statement. Or if you’re purchasing with us, let F&C ID help make your new house feel like home by helping you find the very best specialists and designers for property refurbishment. Find out more »

development_image1
ifx_3s

FINE & COUNTRY
FOREIGN EXCHANGE


We have partnered with Rational FX, one of the world’s leading foreign exchange specialists to provide private and tailored currency services for all of our clients buying and selling luxury property around the world. Find out how we can help »

MEDIA CENTRE


Our internal Media Centre is a team of experienced press relations managers and copy writers dedicated to liaising with newspapers, magazines and other media outlets to gain extensive coverage for our properties in national and local media.

media_thumb_crop
tileevent

FINE & COUNTRY EVENTS


We organise and attend a series of events throughout the year. If you are interested in attending or if you would like to promote your properties at any of these events, do not hesitate to contact us.View our list of events »

FINE & COUNTRY PUBLICATIONS

foundation_large

THE FINE & COUNTRY FOUNDATION


The Fine & Country Foundation is dedicated to supporting and funding homeless causes in the UK and overseas. Fine & Country offices organise a range of fundraising events for you to get involved in and/ or support. Find out more about our work here. Read more »

*Please, note: for security reasons, the maps on this website do not provide the exact location of the property and they are provided solely as an indication of area.