On Sunday, 17 December 2017, Rachel van Hoven came along to our 9:30am Nativity Service to talk about the charity 'Porchlight'; one of our nominated charities for this year. In talking about homelessness and rough sleeping, Rachel initially addressed her talk to our youngsters, who showed a keen interest in, and appreciation of, some of the main issues.  Porchlight operates in Kent and while some of its services are funded by government, the charity is also heavily reliant on donations from people and groups like ourselves.  Rachel concluded that there has been a worrying trend in Kent, and elsewhere, for homelessness and rough sleeping to have increased from over the last 5 years (148 to 1000).  There was a retiring collection for Porchlight.