Canterbury wonder-woman Felicity Elms ran an amazing seven ultra-marathons over the summer, all in aid of Catching Lives. Her last one on 28th September was a mere 52km but the others were all run over 100km routes. She didn’t just take part either – she was a serious competitor, always
We are delighted to announce that Catching Lives Books has again reached the finals in the Best Book Shop in Kent category of the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2018. We would love it if you can vote for our shop to win this award by clicking here Voting is open now
As part of a series of free public lectures for Iron Mill College, a specialist provider of mental health and wellbeing training, our General Manager, Terry Gore, will be talking about how training to be a counsellor changed his life. The free lecture, entitled “A Life of Two Halves –
We are delighted to share our night shelter interim report detailing all the hard work completed since December 2017 by our team of volunteers and staff in providing a safe space for the shelter guests to sleep and also a chance to work towards finding permanent accommodation. We are pleased
We are currently recruiting volunteer mentors to join our project which supports clients who have recently obtained accommodation after a period of rough sleeping. This role requires a commitment of 2-5 hours a week. Full training and ongoing support are provided. The main aims of the project include: -Offering
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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
The Canterbury Community Shelter will run from 1st December 2017- 28th February 2018. This is our eighth year of operation, and we are once again using 7 church venues around Canterbury (one for each night of the week), which have kindly allowed us to stay overnight, to provide a bed for