Katie Morrison

Katie's fundraiser for Porchlight

Fundraising for Porchlight
£3,476
raised of £5,000 target
by 17 supporters
Sumatra Trek, 6 September 2024
Porchlight

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RCN 267116
We help people who are homeless to find safe and secure homes

Story

Porchlight help people who have nowhere to go and no-one to turn to. Some are homeless, others are struggling to cope with the pressures in their lives and need support to keep on track. Working across Kent and the south east, Porchlight help vulnerable and isolated people get support with their mental health, housing, education and employment. They provide children, young people and adults with the advice, guidance and skills to live independently in the future, play an active role in their local community and fulfil their potential.

I'm so excited to have the chance to hopefully make a difference to this fantastic local charity. In September 2024 I will embark on a life changing adventure while I trek through the Sumatran Jungle to raise money for Porchlight.

This challenge takes place in the mountainous Gunung Leuser National Park, one of the only places in the world where you can still see Sumatran orang-utans in the wild. Gibbons, hornbills, Thomas leaf monkeys, macaques, sun bears and the elusive Sumatran tiger.

During the challenge I will be:

Trekking for around 5-7 hours per day, covering approximately 45kms over 5 days.

Carrying all of my jungle gear on my back throughout each day,

Battling the heat and humidity of the jungle,

Sleeping in a shelter with the rest of the group, in the jungle environment,

Attempting steep climbs and descents on muddy slopes, with the help of the occasional tree branch and ropes.

About the charity

Porchlight

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RCN 267116
We're Kent's leading homelessness charity We work with people who are living on the streets, in our supported housing and in local communities. We help people to reach their full potential by breaking down the barriers to housing, mental and physical health, work and education.

Donation summary

Total raised
£3,475.20
+ £233.75 Gift Aid
Online donations
£3,021.20
Offline donations
£454.00

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