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Jasper and Rufus sleep out for Porchlight

We were thrilled to hear about a recent challenge undertaken by Jasper (Year 7) and Rufus (Year 6), along with their older brother Stanley (OJKS), to raise money for local charity Porchlight, which supports homeless and vulnerable people in Kent.

The challenge was part of an annual fundraiser at Stanley’s senior school to build cardboard houses and stay in them overnight for a small taste of what it might be like to experience homelessness. This year, the event could not take place as it usually would but was instead moved into families’ back gardens, allowing Jasper and Rufus to get involved in the fundraiser. As Jasper said: ‘all you really need is cardboard and tape – A LOT of tape. We went through seven rolls in total’.

Our catering team were happy to help out with the cardboard, putting aside some big boxes for the boys’ makeshift shelter. We hear there was a spot of rain but not enough to turn everything into a soggy mess!

As a school, we have supported Porchlight a number of times this year, including on our Middle School fundraising day, in our Cathedral Carol Service collection and in an initiative run by our Prefects in the run-up to Christmas, so it is wonderful to see Jasper and Rufus helping to champion this cause in their own time with their brother.

Together, the boys managed to raise £350 from family and friends. A huge well done to Jasper, Rufus and Stanley.