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Churches Together support homeless charity

EMMAUS Hull & East Riding have benefited to the tune of £340 from funds collected at Lent Lunches organised by Churches Together in Hedon and District…

Peter Ainscough, Churches Together, gifts a cheque for £340 to Kelly Thompson of Emmaus Hull & East Riding
Peter Ainscough, Churches Together, gifts a cheque for £340 to Kelly Thompson of Emmaus

EMMAUS Hull & East Riding have benefited to the tune of £340 from funds collected at Lent Lunches organised by Churches Together in Hedon and District.

The four lunches were held on Wednesdays through Lent, each hosted by a different church.

Receiving the cheque on Thursday 1st May 2014, on behalf of Emmaus, was Kelly Thompson who said:

“Thirty formerly homeless people are expected to benefit from our work and your donation. They will be located in our new building being built on Lockwood Street in Hull and will be facing the challenge of working on their own social enterprises.

“Those enterprises – shops, recycling and retail outlets – are being started this year so that they will be ready to integrate straight away with the new building upon its completion.

“We’d like to thank you all so much for your donations.”

Emmaus Hull & East Riding, one of 24 Emmaus projects in the UK, is a group of local based volunteers working towards creating a community of formerly homeless people who will work on a range of social enterprise activities.

The registered charity opened its first social enterprise, a shop on Newland Avenue, Hull,  in 2011. The new Emmaus Community Building planned for waste ground on Lockwood Street, will provide en-suite rooms and communal living space for up to 30 formerly homeless people. It will also provide workshop space for community re-use, recycling and refurbishment businesses.

Visit: www.emmaushull.org.uk

Volunteers: Emmaus has lots of opportunities for volunteering; Can you help with retail, admin, marketing, website, etc?

Stock: Can you donate clothes, shoes, furniture or other household items to Emmaus? They can do household clearances too!

If you can help – contact Helen McGill, Project Manager, on 01482 348663.

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