Wednesday 7 November 2018

Emmaus volunteer shortlisted for Believe in Gloucester Awards

Beth Boxall   full length

A woman who has volunteered at local homelessness charity Emmaus Gloucestershire for 25 years has been shortlisted for the 2018 Believe in Gloucester Awards.

Beth Boxall, who is now in her seventies, helped to set up Emmaus Gloucestershire in 1993 and has since gone on to volunteer two days a week for the past 25 years.

The annual awards, which is now in its sixth year, will be held at Gloucester Rugby Club on Thursday 29 November and aims to celebrate talented individuals, businesses and community groups who go the extra mile in Gloucester. The night will begin from 6:30pm with a drinks reception, before welcome speeches, awards, and dinner.

Long-standing volunteer Beth, who was nominated by Emmaus Gloucestershire, is a finalist in the lifetime achievement volunteer category. After helping to set up the local charity, Beth has dedicated her time as a volunteer in Emmaus Gloucestershire’s second-hand shop in Nailsworth.

Speaking on her role in Emmaus Gloucestershire, Beth Boxall, said: 

“My main reason for volunteering and establishing the Emmaus Gloucestershire community was to give something back while also trying to combat the growing issue of homelessness. The time has passed quickly, and I am delighted to still be part of the community and honoured to be shortlisted for this award.”

To enquire about tickets to the 2018 Believe in Gloucester Awards, visit www.believeinglos.co.uk/event/tickets.

To find out more about Emmaus Gloucestershire, please contact www.emmaus.org/Gloucestershire.