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Emma McCrudden and Miriam Ellis
Emma McCrudden, Catching Lives Manager, pictured with Miriam Ellis, Activity Coordinator This Loneliness Awareness Week (12th to 18th June), Manager Emma McCrudden explains how Catching Lives is reducing social isolation. Emma, who has worked for Catching Lives for eight years and specialises in outreach work, says helping people who are sleeping rough is so much...
Catching Lives Canterbury garden
The Catching Lives day centre garden in sunny weather Catching Lives is appealing for support as the first Heat Health Alert of 2023 has been issued by the UK Health Security Agency.   People experiencing homelessness, especially rough sleepers, are among those most vulnerable to the adverse effects of hot weather and are at higher risk...
How the cost-of-living is affecting Canterbury charities helping those most in need
Empty shelves (Canterbury Food Bank) Catching Lives and Canterbury Food Bank are forking out more cash than ever to meet rising food bills due to the impacts of the cost-of-living. At the same time, both charities are seeing an increased demand on their services as those most in need turn to them for help. Canterbury...
Catching Lives is looking for a new Secretary to the Board of Trustees. This is a voluntary role working closely with our Chair and Chief Executive, and supporting our highly engaged Board of Trustees. You’ll support the smooth functioning of the Board and assist in all aspects of administration relating to the Trustees. We’re looking...
Patrick du Cassé, Debbie Wilkes, Trustees of The Philip and Connie Phillips Foundation and Catching Lives Chief Executive Tasmin Maitland
Patrick du Cassé, Debbie Wilkes, Trustees of The Philip and Connie Phillips Foundation and Catching Lives Chief Executive Tasmin Maitland Catching Lives has been awarded a £10,000 grant by The Philip and Connie Phillips Foundation towards its Volunteer Coordinator role. Trustees Patrick du Cassé and Debbie Wilkes met clients, volunteers and staff when they visited...
Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury serves lunch during his visit with Caroline Welby to the Catching Lives Open Centre as part of the national Big Help Out. Photo credit: Neil Turner for Lambeth Palace. 08 May 2023Photo credit: Neil Turner for Lambeth Palace. 08 May 2023Caroline Welby and volunteer Joyce in the kitchen at Catching...
Our Spring Into Action campaign is well underway. Huge thanks to everyone supporting us so far, including Elizabeth who ran her first half marathon and Claire who’s training to run the London marathon in aid of Catching Lives. Our Chief Executive, Tasmin, is springing into action with 100 Miles in May – walking a hundred miles (not all in one...
Catching Lives is recruiting to the new role of Fundraising and Communications Coordinator. This is a vital role in keeping our doors open every day of the year. The successful candidate will spend time at the Centre with staff, volunteers and people experiencing homelessness in order to understand and communicate about our work. They’ll build...
Today’s Government statistics show an increase in the number of people sleeping rough in the district of Canterbury, with 22 people out on a typical night compared to 18 in 2021. Nationally, rough sleeping figure increased by 26%. Catching Lives is seeing more people attending its day centre for support, including an increase in people...
We’re launching our ‘Spring Into Action’ campaign to raise £10k through local community fundraisers. You could hold a bake sale, take part in a sponsored event, such as the KM Bike Ride, or do a sponsored swim. If you run a business, why not hold a raffle for us? Download our fundraising pack for ideas...
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