On Saturday October 3rd at Fowlmead Country Park near Deal a team of 6 people, consisting of Catching Lives staff and their friends and family, will be supporting each other through a daunting assault course consisting of 19 specially-designed obstacles including tunnels, balance beams, rope walks, water jumps and a tyre wall in order to raise money for Catching Lives and the KM Charity Team’s road safety service for children.
The team entering the challenge consists of previous Canterbury Community shelter coordinators Charlie Oakes and Graeme Solly and their supportive friends and family.
If you would like to sponsor the team on their assault course challenge you can do so through their ‘JustGiving’ page here
The money raised for Catching Lives will go towards running the Canterbury Community Shelter which is due run from December to the end of February and will provide bed spaces for up to 15 rough sleepers a night during the coldest months of the year through the support of seven local churches who provide the sleeping venues.
Clients will request a space in the shelter by accessing our day centre which is open 7 days a week throughout the year, providing people with basics such as breakfast, lunch, laundry service, showers, computer and phone use and also the chance to work with staff and volunteers towards finding accommodation and engagement with other support agencies.
Catching Lives needs to raise £40,000 every year to run the shelter from the beginning of December to the end of February and a portion of this will come from Canterbury City Council with the rest coming either through donations from our local community or through fundraising activities such as this assault course.