Thursday 13 December 2018

Firm’s gift in time for Christmas

P8 Systems

We'd like to say a huge thank you to Leicester-based printer and copier company P8 Systems, who recently donated £1,000 plus two photocopiers. The early Christmas gift follows their earlier pledge to give a percentage of every sale to our charity.

During 2018 the company has raised a total of £1,000 which they recently presented to Emmaus alongside an extra gift of free photocopiers for our offices in Hinckley and Leicester.

Emmaus Leicestershire & Rutland provides a home and meaningful work for 16 people who have experienced homelessness and social exclusion. Our charity recently launched an additional service in Leicester city centre. The Brighter Futures project, based in new offices on Hinckley Road, offers free support to help people into employment and training; this service is open to residents of Leicester and surrounding areas including Hinckley and Coalville.

P8 Systems Managing Director Jay Lad decided to raise funds for us when he heard about our work with formerly homeless people:

As a local business we wanted to support a charity which helps people close to home. We take pride in knowing that our contributions will go directly to helping formerly homeless people rebuild their lives, thanks to Emmaus Leicestershire & Rutland’s compassionate and essential work. I recently visited their new Brighter Futures office in Leicester and was also very encouraged by this new service. It’s offering really vital help with employability skills but also supporting people to overcome other related problems such as housing, debt, health and confidence issues. We also want to encourage other local businesses to help. Supporting Emmaus is a noble and rewarding way to give back to your local community.”

We could not continue our vital work without the support of our local community, and when businesses like P8 Systems rally round and come up with a way to provide regular donations, it really makes a difference and enables us to plan for the future. If there are any local companies who feel they could pledge some support during 2019, big or small, we would very much appreciate it. Together, we can continue to change lives for the better.

To find out more about how your business can support Emmaus Leicestershire & Rutland, please call us on 01455 637587 or email mir.juma@emmauslandr.org