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Members raise money for LAMP

Afternoon Tea Photo Everything stopped for tea at Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce as members and visitors raised their pinky fingers to raise money for Luton based charity LAMP. The Chamber held a delightful afternoon tea as part of a series of events to celebrate Tourism Week, coordinated by Experience Bedfordshire.

The Chamber’s stunning listed premises in Kimpton Road, Luton was the ideal setting for afternoon tea in the style first made popular by the 7th Duchess of Bedford at Woburn Abbey in the 19th century. Attendees networked over cups of tea and delicious cakes, generously provided by event sponsor Ramada Encore Luton Airport.

The event was also an opportunity to support local charity LAMP, which has worked in Luton for over 15 years supporting young vulnerable and disadvantaged people between the ages of 16-25 who find themselves, through no fault of their own, in a homeless situation.

Following a short presentation on the work of the charity from Mick George, networkers raised over £150 in donations to help the charity with its invaluable work.

Commenting Cheryl Smart MBE, Chief Executive of Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce said:

‘It was a pleasure to welcome so many businesses to the Chamber. I was particularly pleased that we were able to promote the activities of LAMP. The young people they work with have huge potential which is often stymied by their circumstances. By offering help and opportunity, LAMP helps youngsters make the most of their talents and abilities which is a benefit not only to the individual but the community at large.’