An amazing total of £10, 000 has been raised for Catching Lives, generated through a Sleep Out in the precincts of Canterbury Cathedral organised by The Rotary Club of Canterbury Sunrise on Saturday 17th September.
Forty two community leaders including the Canterbury Lord Mayor George Metcalfe, The Bishop of Dover Trevor Willmott, Sir David and Lady Hilary Melville, Julian Brazier MP and a cross section of people from local businesses built their own shelters out of cardboard and slept in them overnight.
The cheque was presented to Catching Lives trustee James Duff at Canterbury Sunrise’s breakfast meeting on Wednesday 7th December.
We would like to thank Canterbury Sunrise for their continued support of our charity, everyone who took part in the Sleep Out and of course everyone who donated money towards it.
The money raised will make a huge difference to the services provided to our homeless clients, for example by helping to run the Canterbury Community Shelter, which provides overnight spaces in church halls for up to 20 rough sleepers each night, the acquisition of new IT equipment for our clients, and to be able to continue to provide a 7 day a week service to all those who sleep rough in our area.
To find out more about the work completed by Canterbury Sunrise, please visit their website here