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
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".