Bedford people donate more than 1,250 items as part of Active Minds scheme

The council is still appealing for more to keep us active during lockdown

Wednesday, 13th May 2020, 4:04 pm
Updated Wednesday, 13th May 2020, 4:06 pm

Bedford Borough Council has so far picked up 153 boxes of donations from people, containing more than 1,250 items, as part of the Active Minds scheme.

The council put out a call asking for any unwanted books, DVDs, jigsaw, board games, or craft items to be donated, so they could be passed on to those in need during the lockdown.

The Active Minds scheme has been set up to help people stay busy and keep their minds active.

Just some of the donations from people as partof the Active Minds scheme

The items donated include crafts kits, games, jigsaws and books.

With the donations being set aside for three days and cleaned to ensure they are safe to pass on, the council is now getting these donations out to people who need them.

If you or someone you know would benefit from receiving one of the Active Minds donations, you can request here or call 01234 718101.

Mayor Dave Hodgson said: “Thank you to everyone who has already donated for the amazing generosity shown. We are of course still accepting donations.”

Just some of the donations from people as partof the Active Minds scheme

Currently, the team are accepting:

Books (children’s and adults)

DVDs (children’s and adults)

Jigsaws (children’s and adults)

Board games

Small home craft items (eg colouring books, crochet sets)

To make a donation, visithere