One Week Without


Could you give up hot showers, cooked dinners or even a warm bed for a week to raise money for people who are living on the streets?

Sadly, homelessness in Kent is getting worse. Last year, we found 834 people sleeping rough... five years ago that figure was just 148. We want to be there for everyone that needs us but we need your support.

We are asking people to put themselves in the shoes of someone who is homeless by giving up one or more of their home comforts for a week (Sunday, 24 March - Sunday, 31 March). 

Please sign up for One Week Without and help us make a stand against homelessness in Kent. 

Being on the streets was the toughest thing I've ever had to go through... the cold, the hunger, the lack of sleep, the pain, the loneliness, the fear. You can't really sleep because you're scared. Your health deteriorates very rapidly, both physically and mentally and it's difficult to get the help that other people take for granted. Porchlight provided accommodation and support to help me address the depression and my other health problems. As soon as I had a roof over my head, I was able to start thinking about the future.  James

Getting sponsored to give up just one of your home comforts will enable us to continue providing, not just basic necessities, but also long-term personalised support to people like James. Together, we can help people turn their lives around.

Porchlight provides vital services in Kent to support homeless people and those who are at risk of becoming homeless. It is crucial that we continue to reach out to the most isolated and excluded people in our community and One Week Without provides a great opportunity to make a difference.  The Rt Rev James Langstaff, Bishop of Rochester


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