On Saturday 13th August, twelve young people participating in the National Citizen Service (NCS) in Canterbury will be undertaking a Football Fun Day for Catching Lives at Aylesham Welfare and Leisure Centre.
“Our group was inspired by the plight of homeless people and rough sleepers around the Canterbury area. Catching Lives does important work helping homeless individuals who access their centre. In addition, sport events have always had close ties with the community and charitable causes, and we wanted to continue that tradition.
We invite the public to support the project by coming to the event and purchasing the goods and services on offer, such as a cake stall and a tombola where prizes have been donated by Tiger, The Body shop and Tesco’s in Canterbury. Also they will have the opportunity to donate either money or items of food. All the funds raised will be used to buy food and goods that Catching Lives needs, such as sleeping bags and tents”.
Below are some more quotes from those involved.
“I feel that Catching Lives is such an amazing charity because it gives those less fortunate than ourselves a chance to be a part of the community”-Harry Buckett.
“We want to raise money and awareness for Catching Lives to promote a social issue that often goes highly ignored by the general public.”- Leanne Lines.
“We chose Catching Lives because we have always hated the sight of a person being forced to sleep on a street corner with people just walking past them. Taking part in NCS has been life changing and amazing. We really hope that the public will support us by attending our Football Fun Day and donating to Catching Lives.” -Zebedee Newbury.
“We are raising money for a Catching Lives so the homeless people in the community can sleep better and night.”- Cameron Lemare.
“Catching Lives helps the lives of those who are vulnerable and as a young person I feel obliged to try and give something back. I am too young to volunteer with Catching Lives but I can still help by participating in this fundraising event. Going round Canterbury the majority of the public and local businesses were unaware that Catching Lives existed which is unacceptable.”- Alice Baker-Russell.
“I’m doing this project to help raise money for a charity of which I feel needs more awareness raised for it.”- Kitson Willis.