Gills go Purple for Porchlight
Published by Porchlight for Porchlight in Communities and also in Housing
Players and staff from Gillingham FC
Local homelessness charity Porchlight is asking people to stand out from the crowd and ‘do something Purple 4 Porchlight’ to coincide with World Homeless Day on the 10th October.
This year the charity has the backing of Gillingham Football Club where staff and team players recently posed in purple.
Darren Hare, Academy Manager at the club, said: “Gillingham Football Club is pleased to support Purple 4 Porchlight, and we would encourage all our supporters across Kent to get involved. Porchlight provides vital long-term support to the county’s rough sleepers and people at risk of losing their home. The charity helps people to get their lives back on track and make a positive contribution to our community. Supporting this event is something we can all do.”
This is the third year the charity has encouraged people to support its work by coming up with purple-themed fundraisers.
Community Fundraiser, Kate Lumley, said: “Over the last few years we have had an overwhelming response to the initiative with thousands of school children having non-uniform days, a church pastor dying his hair, people baking purple cakes to sell to work colleagues and one school even dying a sheep purple! This year we expect the day to be even bigger; the wackier people’s ideas the better.”
If you would like to take part individually or get your your team, workplace, business or club involved, you can register at www.porchlight.org.uk/purple or call 01227 813199.