Partnerships and supporters

At Emmaus we pride ourselves on our aspiration of being self-sufficient as a working community. But we still need our friends.

Batford openingOur success has been thanks to the hard work of our companions and staff – but equally as a result of the huge support we have from all our many supporters.

Current supporters:

Portland family

Sam PortlandSam Portland lost his brother Jack in 2015 before Emmaus could help him. In his memory, and to raise awareness of the support Jack needed, Sam climbed to Everest base camp and raised over £5,000 for Emmaus Hertfordshire. He still supports us to this day, joining our companions on activities funded by the money he raised and offering support where he can to our companions. To learn more, follow Jack's tribute page on Facebook

All About Shrew

Terry Waite and Shrew St AlbansLittle Shrew has to be our smallest and youngest supporter. After asking her Mum why some people were living on the streets, and seeing our giant green vans collecting furniture where she lived, Shrew decided that she wanted to raise money for Emmaus Hertfordshire by selling her beautiful paintings. When she isn't busy at school, Shrew paints beautiful pictures, gives them extra special names and sells them on her Etsy page. Terry Waite CBE even bought one of her pictures and has it hanging in his dining room! To purchase one of her beautiful paintings, visit Shrew's Etsy page

Rosie Swale-Pope

Rose Swale Pope

Renowned global adventurer, Rosie Swale-Pope MBE, was first introduced to Emmaus Hertfordshire in April 2014 during her fundraising run from London to Rotherham for PHASE and Emmaus Sheffield. Rosie dropped by to give an enthralling talk to companions and guests on Good Friday, before setting off to complete her journey. Since then, Rosie has regularly popped in to visit her new found friends and has quickly become an important part of the Emmaus family. To find out more about Rosie, visit her website here.

Fintan Lawrence

Fin is a Self-Development Coach & Trainer. For the past two years Fin has been providing 1:1 and group coaching to our companions who are looking to get back into employment or improve their self-confidence.


A Hertfordshire based charity that supports offenders inside prison and after release. HACRO has been a partner with Emmaus Hertfordshire for three years providing volunteers, advice and training opportunities. To find out more about their work visit

 Emmaus and HACRO

OCADO, Pret-a-Manger & ALDI

These three food giants have been providing us with quality food to feed our companions and volunteers and saving the waste of perfectly good food.  Anything we cant use from our weekly collections we distribute to other local homeless agencies and food banks.

Terry Waite CBE

terry waiteTerry is the Emmaus UK president and has been an ambassador for our work for many years. He tries to visit all Emmaus communities as often as he can and has supported Emmaus Hertfordshire with its Royal Visit from HRH Duchess of Cornwall, the opening of our new shops and our open days to the public.

A Huge Emmaus Thank You

 Over the last 15 years there have been a number of brilliant people and organisations who have helped and supported Emmaus St Albans. We would like to take the opportunity to thank:

Jarvis Group Ltd, Metloc Printers, BAM, Ryder, Nationwide, Marks & Spencer, Lord McMullen, Lady Veralum, MSB Accounting, Talk In Herts Counselling and our Patrons Lord & Lady Charles & Virginia Cecil and the many marvellous volunteers that help us every year.

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