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Street artist Catman donates work to Catching Lives in Station Road East, Canterbury

Urban artist Catman is donating the original drawing of his mural on the wall of Catching Lives in Canterbury to the charity. The artwork caused a stir when it suddenly appeared at the day centre for the homeless in Station Road East overnight Tuesday because of its similarity to that of the world-renown mystery graffiti artist Banksy. But Catman, who …

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Has Banksy struck at Catching Lives in Station Road East in Canterbury?

A Banksy-style drawing has appeared overnight on a wall in Canterbury leading to hopes it could be the work of the world-famous mystery street artist himself. The black and white and colour image was discovered by staff arriving for work at the open centre for the homeless in Station Road East this morning and is causing a stir of excitement …

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‘Being homeless feels just like being a social leper’

Woman reduced to sleeping rough in battered car with her two dogs A dog lover says she has been forced to live in a car with her beloved pets because the council will not provide emergency housing with them in tow. Hillary Barrows, 57, has set up home in her battered Alfa Romeo, enduring three weeks sleeping on the backseat …

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Kent faces biggest housing shortfall in the south east

House building in the county is failing to keep pace with demand, leaving more and more people facing homelessness according to Kent charity Catching Lives. The latest government figures show Kent needs 8,519 new homes, yet only 3,100 were built last year, leaving a shortfall of 5,419. In comparison, the county with the next highest shortfall in the southeast is Surrey, …

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Roller girls at Goodwood

Herne Bay’s Kent Roller Girls completed a skating megamarathon to raise £3,000 for hoinelessness charity Catching Lives. They completed 11 laps of the Goodwood motor racing circuit at the beginning of June. The team play their matches at the Bay Arena, and tickets cost £10. For more information visit www.kentrollergirls.com. Herne Bay Gazette, June 12th 2014

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Abseiling Ann is ready for the ups and downs of job

New Lord Mayor will meet volunteers AN ABSEILING grandmother has been elected as the Lord Mayor of Canterbury. Ann Taylor, who represents Reculver, became the first Herne Bay councillor to take on the role in 24 years after a ceremony in the Guildhall in Canterbury on Wednesday. Her son flew from America to be there and in an emotional speech …

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Catching Lives, Canterbury

A FORMER GP will be cycling from the northern tip of Scotland to the Kentish coast in aid of Canterbury homelessness charity Catching Lives. Dr Peter Toon is hoping to raise £1,000. His trip adds up to over 850 miles, which means he needs sponsorship of under £12 per mile. Dr Toon said: “I’ve wanted to cycle Britain end to …

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Tons of leeks saved for homeless charities

A bumper crop of leeks destined for the skip has been dug up and donated to charities for the homeless. The two-ton yield was in danger of being thrown away after farmer Sarah Mackey struggled to find a buyer for the large harvest. But food charity Gleaning Network UK stepped and 19 volunteers visited the farm in Wye to save …

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Rescued leeks donated to homelessness charity

Volunteers harvest vegetables that were going to waste CANTERBURY homelessness charity Catching Lives and the Salvation Army in Margate have received a massive donation of leeks that were going to waste. Nearly two tonnes of leeks were “rescued” from a farm near. Wye on Saturday by 19 volunteers aged 16 to 75, organised by food waste charity the Gleaning Network. …

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In brief

University hails its innovators CANTERBURY: The greatest innovators and most enterprising alumni of the University of Kent were recognised at the campus’s Innovation Awards ceremony. At the event on March 5, prizes were awarded in four categories by the vice-chancellor, in front of peers, staff, and the Mayor of Canterbury Heather Taylor. The Innovation Award was won by Dr Jane …

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