Christmas Soup Kitchen seeks raffle prizes


A soup kitchen is being held in the town centre, organised by volunteer staff from across Bedford College Services (BCS Ltd), including those who work at Bedford College in Cauldwell Street, Shuttleworth College near Biggleswade, and Wixams Academy.

Soups will be free for everyone, with donations from those who can afford a few pence, or perhaps a pound or two.

The activity will include a raffle, for which prizes are being sought from local businesses, contact:

A Love Bedford gift voucher of £25 has been donated by BedfordBID is support of the project.

Organiser BCS Ltd Katrina Lewton said: “BCS Ltd staff are giving up their time and suppliers are donating food so we can make this takeaway service possible. The event will raise funds for the regular ‘Dine with Us on the Streets’ local charity which makes food available all year round from its location in The Parade, Greyfriars.”

AB Fruits and Brakes Food will be donating recipe contents and Katrina and team will be adding the magic to make a range of soups available.

The Bedford College Services organisation (BCS Ltd), is a commercial wing of The Bedford College Group and handles catering and venue hire.

The soup kitchen will be held in the former church on the site of The Bedford Sixth Form in Bromham Road on December 21-24, 11am-2pm.

For a full list of organisations which have been helping the homeless year in, year out in Bedford town centre go to

Pictured L-R: BCS Ltd Managing Director Amanda Riches with Katrina Lewton and a £25 Love Bedford gift voucher donated by BedfordBID for the raffle. They are in front of the Munch and Mocha brand of the in-house college catering service.

Below left: Robert Bosco co-owner of AB Fruits, behind him, L-R: Amanda Riches MD, BCS Ltd, Stefano Cimmino AB Fruits, Katrina Lewton BCS Ltd.

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