Wednesday 30 January 2019

Emmaus Hertfordshire volunteer recognised by Emmaus UK

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Long standing volunteer, Brigid Dorling has been recognised in the Emmaus UK Hidden Heroes Awards in association with Room to Reward for her commitment to volunteering at Emmaus Hertfordshire.

Brigid has dedicated over seven years to the community, volunteering every Tuesday since 2011. Using her skills in upholstery and her experience from a career of teaching, Brigid has worked with companions to teach them how to upholster donated items that would have otherwise gone to landfill. These items are sold in the shops, generating extra funds to support the companions and community.

Brigid’s contribution to Emmaus has helped companions develop, and they are learning and perfecting skills in upholstery and textiles that they will be able to take with them if they decide to live independently in the future.” 

Emmaus Hertfordshire community

To find out more about volunteering at Emmaus Hertfordshire, please visit here