We send a huge thank you to Angela Gladwell from Herne Bay who ran the Brighton Marathon on 15th April for Catching Lives, raising over £500 for our charity.
It is still possible to donate to her JustGiving page found here
The money raised will help us to continue offering our services to rough sleepers, sofa surfers and vulnerably housed people in the Canterbury area.
Angela started volunteering with our night shelter after a friend shared a link on Facebook. She said: “Volunteering was always something I wanted to do, but was too scared to try. It sounds silly, but it was a fear of the unknown. I think it was what I had in my head about homeless people with drinking and drug taking.” After volunteering with the shelter over the winter months and seeing the great work that Catching Lives in Canterbury do for homeless people I decided to run the marathon this year for them. Catching lives rely largely on fund raising so if I can help them out a bit by running 26.2 miles then I will.”
If this has inspired you to get involved with any fundraising, it is easy to do so, for example by entering a KM event- http://www.kmcharityteam.co.uk/challenge/
We would love to hear from anyone who wants to get involved in any way.