Friday 25 January 2019

Hidden Heroes - Volunteer category winner

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Brigid is the longest standing volunteer at Emmaus Hertfordshire and has dedicated over seven years to the community, using her upholstery skills to drive the social enterprise further and develop companion skills.

Brigid has volunteered every Tuesday since 2011, working with two companions 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.”