Porchlight - Big Cardboard Sleep Out!
Over the evening of the 12th October 2018 thousands of Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers held a sponsored sleep out for Porchlight. It gave those involved a better understanding about what people who are homeless have to go through every day.
Money raised by Kent Scouts Big Cardboard Sleep Out will help make a difference to the help Porchlight support the homeless and vulnerable.
Below are stories and pictures that have been send in to us from round the County.
6th Ramsgate Sea Scouts & Cubs
Ashford & Romney Marsh
Sittingbourne Milton and District
1st Birchington Air Scouts/Spitfire Explorers
11th Broadstairs, Thanet District
3 Scouts, 1 Young Leader and 3 Adults slept overnight at 11th Broadstairs and raised £200 on the night for Porchlight.
1st St Lawrence Scout Group & 17th Ramsgate Scout Group
The guests that attended were the Mayor and Mayoress of Ramsgate (Cllr Trevor Shonk & Mandy Shonk), Deputy Lieutenant of Kent (Clive Stevens) and Member of Parliament for South Thanet (Craig Mackinlay) - Nirav Patel
6th Tonbridge Hadlow
11 scouts, 3 leaders and lots of cardboard.
Phoenix ESSU (Thanet)
Tonight we held a debate ‘do homeless people have a choice?’ before our Sleepout. We decided £2 would be our budget to try to buy a day of food that we could eat with no kitchen or stove. Some good efforts there!
Taken in and outside Goudhurst Church.