Monday 16 December 2013

Companions moved to help

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On a windy cold morning in early Dec 2013 , companions fuelled by bacon sandwiches and coffee helped to move a lady from Chatham, Kent to Peckham, London. The lady had lost her home due to inability to pay increased rent.

A Luton van was volunteered, along with three companions (Spence, Pete and Paul) and they set about loading furniture and belongings. The lady, along with the companions, soon realised that there would not be enough room for everything as the lady was moving into a smaller property. 

The lady had to make some very distressing decisions regarding what to take and what to leave. The companions dealt with the situation with compassion and professionalism, helping the lady with some very hard choices.

On arrival at the new property, the companions where greeted by four sets of very narrow stairs. After a little huffing and puffing and a few grazed knuckles the guys managed to get everything in to the new flat. This was all done free of change.

The lady found Emmaus Medway via the Salvation Army where two of the companions volunteer with soup runs . The companions arranged to do all of this on their day off .

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