The Polish Community

Every January all communities throughout Poland have events to raise money for equipment in Polish hospitals. Bedford's large Polish community has supported that event in previous years but this year decided to raise money for the Challenge Cancer Appeal of Bedford Hospitals Charity. On Saturday 9 January, and with some of them dressed as cartoon characters, they joined members of the Charity in a street collection and raised over £1,025.


On Sunday 10 January, many hundreds of members of the Polish community and their families attended a concert of Polish music and song, with a particular highlight being a choir of very young children in their national dress.