Christmas appeal raises £40,050

23 January 2017

Porchlight Christmas homeless appeal total

Just before Christmas, we asked for help funding our services. Your response was amazing.

Our 2016 Christmas appeal raised an incredible £40,050. This amount puts Porchlight in a better position to help Kent's growing number of homeless and vulnerable people.

The appeal featured Craig, a former resident who wanted to give something back to Porchlight and bravely shared the story of how he ended up on the streets following the death of his wife. Thanks to you, we'll be able to help many more people like Craig this winter. 

Jane Redman, our director of fundraising & communications, said: “We are thrilled that our supporters have been so generous this Christmas and are touched by the concern they’ve shown for people who find themselves homeless at this time of year. Craig is just one example of someone who has been able to turn their life around - together we can make a real difference to the hundreds of people we support every day."

The money will help fund Porchlight's helpline, street teams and 'Jobs, Education & Training' scheme to get people back into work. These vital services help people rebuild their lives and put homelessness behind them for good.

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Unfortunately, rising homelessness across Kent means our work is far from over. A small monthly donation could ensure our services continue to be there for anyone who needs them in 2017.

Please donate £8 a month & help us continue saving lives.