The clients and volunteers at Catching Lives have written and illustrated a story for children based on the experiences of the homeless through the eyes of animals. It tells the story of a young orphaned fox’s traumatic journey, drawing on the challenges and experiences faced by the homeless who have written and illustrated this book. It is a story of hardship, pain, loss and discrimination, but through friendship, courage and sacrifice, comes hope. All profits go to Catching Lives homeless charity in Canterbury to support their work with the most vulnerable in society.
The choice of the urban fox called Harbledown for the main character, has been central to this. Right from the beginning this was a character that many can relate to and enables them to bring in their own experiences, the ups and downs of homeless life and the emotions and trauma endured by our community.
Although at heart Harbledown Hope is a children’s book, it would make a brilliant Christmas present for anyone of any age, and a purchase also helps tackle homelessness in Canterbury.
It can be purchased on Amazon here
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The book was launched on World Homeless Day at the Open Centre.
Canterbury MP Rosie Duffield
Sheriff of Canterbury Colin Spooner and clients of Catching Lives