Canterbury: Interacting with the young

29 June 2012

CATCHING LIVES is the name of the Canterbury centre for homeless people or "those in insecure accommodation". It has just been given £1000, raised by the pupils of St Edmund's School, Canterbury, the independent school that grew out of the Clergy Orphan Society, and still educates the Canterbury Cathedral choristers.

Older pupils who are part of the Interact Club - a branch of the school-based Rotary Club - have been helping out at the charity premises near Canterbury East railway station. They have repainted the main reception area, and, during their regular monthly visits, have been helping to keep the place spick and span, says Charles Mount, who is head of biology at St Edmund's and oversees the charitable work.

He says that the Interact Club "is entirely run by pupils, and they should be congratulated for the excellent events they organised, and the money they have raised for Catching Lives and other charities, including ShelterBox, and the Red Cross".

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