Friday 18 May 2018

We’re celebrating Fundraising Week

Bike London

Fundraising Week is a great opportunity for us to thank our many donors and fundraisers who support us throughout the year, highlighting how their donations benefit our formerly homeless companions. You can see some examples of this support in action through our companion stories here.

We will also be introducing you to the Emmaus UK fundraising team, who play a vital role within our organisation supporting those raising money for Emmaus, and exploring new, innovative ways of increasing donations, which allow us to continue our work helping the 780 companions living in Emmaus communities across the UK.

For every £1 donated to an Emmaus community, £11 is generated in social, environmental and economic returns. In addition, savings to the Government total almost £6 million per year, including over £1.4m saved on NHS and emergency service costs, £2.4m saved in hostel accommodation, reduced pressure on drug and alcohol services, and landfill costs related to the recycling of items.

We will be updating our social media channels – Twitter @EmmausUK, Facebook @EmmausUK and Instagram emmausuk - with great stories and fundraising achievements throughout the week, so do follow us if you’re not already doing so.

Enjoy the week.