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Catching Lives Latest News: March 2024

Sponsored challenges for Catching Lives

Welcome to your March update from Catching Lives. Two of our brilliant supporters are about to take on sponsored events to raise money for people experiencing homelessness.

Matt Gillett, a former client, volunteer and Project Worker, is doing an April Fool’s Day walk – trekking 17.4 miles from Canterbury to Ramsgate on April 1. You can sponsor Matt here.

Meanwhile, Nick Rendall from Benenden is running an incredible 1,000kms – 10km a day for 100 days from March 29 in memory of Catching Lives supporter Tracy Claridge. You can sponsor Nick here. Read more here.

Please do get in touch if you’d like to raise money for us with a sponsored event.

A LUSH time

We had a fantastic Charity Pot fundraiser at LUSH in Canterbury high street last weekend. Thanks to everyone who came and spoke to staff and volunteers about the work Catching Lives does and who bought a Charity Pot. The event raised £397.12. Thank you Jack and the LUSH team for having us. Thank you to everyone else who has raised money with sponsored events including The Unicorn Inn, Number 10 at The Pilgrims Hotel and The Canterbury Harriers.

Great news

At the time of writing this newsletter, we are very close to achieving our Winter Appeal target of £50k by the end of March. Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us.

March 31 also marks the end of our evening provision – where we were able to extend our opening hours by six hours a day over Winter. Thank you so much to all our evening volunteers.

Porchlight funding to be cut

You may have seen in the news that Porchlight, a homelessness charity that Catching Lives works closely with, is facing significant cuts to its funding from April. The charity has been forced to scale back its work as it prepares to lose £1m annual Kent County Council funding. You can read more on Porchlight’s website here.

Our Chief Executive Tasmin Maitland was invited on BBC Radio Kent earlier this month to talk about how council cuts to other homelessness services will impact us. At a time when we are already seeing a 25% and above increase to our daily services, any cuts to beds and services at Kent homelessness charities including Porchlight will further raise demand on Catching Lives’s services.

Porchlight was also featured in The Guardian this week. Read the article here.

In the past month, the Rough Sleeping figures for England have also been published and you can read our response here.

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