Tuesday 27 March 2018

Lent Lunches raise funds

Ketton Church

We recently visited a local church which is kindly donating funds from their Lent Lunch events.

St Mary's Church in Ketton holds Lent Lunches on the first 5 Mondays in Lent, in support of a different international & local charity each year.  This year they selected Emmaus Leicestershire & Rutland, and also invited our Support Manager and two companions to join them for one of the events - they made us very welcome.

Speaking about choosing to support Emmaus, Dawn Ball from the church said:

We wanted to support a charity for the homeless and Emmaus was suggested by a member of the committee as being a very worthwhile charity.  The ethos of enabling homeless people to help themselves, to rebuild their self esteem through work and have the opportunity to live meaningful lives in the community was one which we were happy to support. We were pleased to welcome three representatives from Emmaus to one of our lunches & all the leaflets which you gave us will hopefully increase awareness of your work. We wish you every success in the future."

We'd like to say a big thank you to St Mary's Church for all their support.

If you know of an organisation which that be able to raise funds for our charity, please get in touch: 01455 637587 or email info@emmauslandr.org