Tuesday 11 September 2018

Emmaus Greenwich to welcome youngest British woman to climb Everest

Bonita Norris   Greenwich

On Wednesday 26 September, Emmaus Greenwich will welcome the world's youngest person to climb Everest and reach the North Pole to its community in Plumstead as part of its newly launched 'Development Wednesday' programme.

Emmaus Greenwich supports formerly homeless people, known within Emmaus as companions, with a home for as long as they need and the opportunity to gain work experience in its four charity shops across South East London. As part of a new initiative to provide companions with development opportunities, Emmaus Greenwich will be hosting a monthly 'Development Wednesday', which will explore a range of topics from motivational speaking and fitness, to arts and crafts and workplace skills. 

Kicking off the programme is mountaineering record-breaker, Bonita Norris, who has climbed the world’s highest mountains, including Mt Everest, and skied to the North pole. Bonita will spend the day in the Emmaus Greenwich community, and will deliver a talk and Q&A session with companions, staff and trustees. 

Bonita is a sought after motivational speaker and event host and has spoken internationally for world famous brands over the past eight years, including Bentley Motors, IMG WME, Veolia, Zurich, PWC and Roche. Emmaus Greenwich is honoured to be welcoming her into its community. 

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