Tuesday 3 June 2014

Emmaus Cambridge Open Day

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Emmaus Cambridge will be opening its doors to welcome in the general public at its Open Day on Saturday 21st June from 9am to 5pm.  People may be used to visiting the charity’s second-hand superstore just off the A10 at Landbeach but rarely get to see behind the scenes and around the accommodation provided there.  The Open Day is our opportunity to thank people who have supported us over the years, to share how far we have come on our journey and to give people an opportunity to get to know us and what we do a bit better. 

In addition to the normal Saturday shop opening, we will be conducting tours of the private accommodation block to show people just what life in the Community is like and we will have a display showing the history and development of Emmaus in the UK, its plans for the future and you will also be able to learn how shopping at Emmaus helps the environment.   Music throughout the main part of the day, tours of the ‘Uprising of Kindness’ garden plus a selection of stalls promoting either activities or people connected with Emmaus will complete the programme for the day and once people have seen what we have to offer, they could also visit our close nieghbour Amey Cespa who will also be holding their Open Day demonstrating the next stage in the cycle of goods - recycling rather than re-using.

John Gall, Community Manager at Emmaus Cambridge, said: “Regular visitors to our shops will know a bit about what we do but may not realise that the people they see working in the shop are the people the charity’s money is helping.  Emmaus is very much a two way street with the people who live here giving back far more than they receive.   For those of you who have not yet visited us, we would encourage you to come and find out more about our work and discover a social enterprise that really does change people’s lives.  For those people who have supported us since we arrived in Landbeach we would like to say a huge thank you!”