A two day event called ‘Raise the Roof’ will take place on 20th and 21st July this year at the Dane John Gardens, Canterbury, raising awareness and funding for Catching Lives.
Featuring the sounds and performing artists of the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s, the event will have a host of family-friendly fun things to do, including a nerf arena, bubble football, dance, skateboarding and musical instrument workshops, arts and crafts, with performance workshops being provided by the Pauline Quirke Academy, circus skills tutorials, and provide entertainment for the whole family.
The headliners include Toploader, Heather Small, CBeebies star: Mr Bloom, Abba Gold Tribute, Wannabe Spice Girls Tribute, with more to be announced. There will also be superb offerings in street food, craft ales, gin and prosecco. The concept is the brain child of owner of Club Chemistry (which is next door to Catching Lives’ day centre on Station Road East) and Tokyo Tea Rooms (St George’s Place), Louise Jones-Robert who said:
“We want to create a couple of memorable days of for the whole family with a focus on providing money for the homeless through the valuable work carried out by Catching Lives. We see the work they do every day and the money we raise will go towards helping their objectives”.
Catching Lives Trustee, Jason Hanford, said:
“We’re really delighted to be co-hosting ‘Raise the Roof’ and we are excited to be putting it together with our friend and neighbour. The title fits our needs perfectly, not only will funds raised go towards the work we do, but our building is in constant need of repairs – so we really will be raising the roof to help repair the roof. Rough sleeping impacts on the city we all live in and we believe that working together as a community can make a difference. So we hope that through this the event, we can “Raise the Roof” for all those in need”.
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