By signing up for an event, you become a member of Team Emmaus. Whether you've walked, climbed, ran, swam, baked, or even sang for Emmaus you become one of our fundraising champions!
Struggling for inspiration? Read some of the stories from our previous Team Emmaus champions:
Tom Cossham: “The reason I chose to do the London Marathon for Emmaus Sheffield was that my lovely mother volunteered at the community for eight years before she passed away last September from a brain tumour. On my way back to Sheffield sporting my finisher’s medal, I was struck by how kind people were in congratulating me on the tube and streets. My abiding memory of the whole experience was one of feeling the love; I think my mum would’ve been proud.”
Sam Portland: "I first heard of Emmaus whilst going through the distress of losing my brother, Jack. For 15 years he fought a brave battle against drug and alcohol abuse and mental illness. He saw Emmaus as the ideal opportunity to win his fight by living and working in a community, in a supportive environment. Unfortunately, Jack died before he was able to join Emmaus. I completed the Mount Everest Trek in April in memory of Jack and because I firmly believe that at some point in life, everyone will have to climb their own Everest in one shape or form."
Steve, Emmaus Leicester & Rutland: "I really enjoyed my training for the South Coast Challenge Walk. Emmaus have helped me so much that my fundraising is my way of giving something back – they changed my life completely. It’s a shame I wasn’t able to complete the challenge - in 2016 - ‘cos I fell over, but that won’t stop me! I’ve now signed up to the London to Brighton walk and once my ankle has recovered I’ll be back training again. I want to raise even more money next time."
Chelsea: “I’m a companion at Emmaus Colchester. There are some good people here who have all had difficulties in the past, so I think it’s important that people don’t judge a book by its cover. As a group we spend a lot of time together. Last month ten of us took part in a colour run, which was really good fun. We were raising money in solidarity for Emmaus UK. It was the first sponsored run I’d done and it’s something I’d love to do again.”
Jo Roe: “I had heard good things from my mum and dad about Emmaus, and was keen to run the London Marathon for a charity that supports homeless people. I was particularly interested in Emmaus because of their long term commitment to their companion’s lives and well-being. I really enjoyed the London Marathon, and I would definitely recommend it to anybody else looking to get involved.”