Big Night Out-The Churches of St Margaret's Benefice

Big Night Out

47 That's the average life expectancy of someone who is homeless in the UK (source: NHS). That isn't just for rough sleepers, that includes the sofa-surfers, those in hostels and other homeless situations. It's even lower if you are female.

Quite shocking isn't it? How old are you? Feeling fit and healthy? Want to make a difference?

Then join St Margaret's Church as we spend one night sleeping outside to raise money for three charities that do fantastic work in the local area for the homeless and vulnerable.

St Margaret's Big Night Out

Friday 23rd March, from 7pm,

down on the Green in St Margaret's Bay.

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Porchlight (www.porchlight.org.uk) has been the leading homeless charity in Kent for 40 years, and offer a wide range of services to children, young people and adults.


Dover Outreach Centre (www.doveroutreachcentre.org.uk) offers opportunities for socially isolated groups such as the homeless and vulnerable to receive a wide range of services and support at the centre, and works with a host of  other agencies to coordinate help.


Catching Lives (www.catchinglives.org) is an independent charity aimed at supporting the rough sleepers, homeless and vulnerably housed in Canterbury and East Kent.



Your fundraising can make all the difference. It could pay the electricity bill of the DOC any idea how much electricity toasters use, when they are on the go all morning, every morning? If you are homeless and cold, your shower is not likely to be the regulation 5 minutes. Need clean clothes? Washing powder isn't free. Anything you can raise will be divided between these three charities to support their, sadly, essential work.

St Margaret's Big Night Out

Friday 23rd March, from 7pm,

down on the Green in St Margaret's Bay.

If you are interested in taking part and want to find out more, please email outreach@stmargaretsbenefice.org.uk
or download a registration form from here.

 You can sponsor our endeavours by going to our fundraising page on  Visit our charity page on BT MyDonate and clicking on the  Donate now  button, or 
by filling in your details on a sponsorship form at St Margaret's Church.


This event is open to the over 18's only, but if you are younger and want to be part of it, or older and feel that a night in the open air is a bit much for you, why not sign up to sofa-surf for a night? You can still be sponsored, and contribute to our fund-raising efforts.