Monday 23 April 2018

Special guests take a tour of Emmaus Salford

HM Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester visits Emmaus Salford

A number of special guests have visited Emmaus Salford to learn more about our work and meet with formerly homeless people supported by the charity.

On Thursday 19 April, Emmaus Salford welcomed a variety of guests including Warren J. Smith, Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester and Salford MP, Rebecca Long Bailey. The open house event was an opportunity for representatives from the public, voluntary and faith sectors to learn more about the charitable work of Emmaus Salford.

“I would like to thank and congratulate the trustees, management and the companions for their very warm welcome. I was extremely impressed by the whole project and what a warm and inviting place it is. Emmaus Salford is a remarkable charity that cares for and respects people (and they do good cakes too).”

Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant, Mr Warren Smith, a patron of Emmaus Salford

Emmaus Salford supports formerly homeless people (known as companions) by providing them with a home and work in a community setting. Guests at the open house event were given tours of the Emmaus Salford community and an opportunity to chat with companions, trustees and staff.

“It was a brilliant day and a fantastic opportunity meeting many different people. It was great to be able to connect with other local organisations so we can work together to help even more people across Salford.”

Jenni, one of the companions who lives and works at Emmaus Salford 

Emmaus Salford operates shops at Fitzwarren Street and Seaford Road in Salford, as well as the Emmaus Emporium in Swinton. These shops raise an income to help sustain the charity whilst providing Salford residents with a source of good quality, affordable furniture, household goods, clothes, textiles, books and vintage wares.

“We were delighted that so many people gave up their time to visit the Emmaus Salford community. As well as showcasing our positive work and discussing future challenges, the event was as much to find out how the Emmaus community can support wider initiatives across Salford.”

Hilary Dunn, Chair of Emmaus Salford 

To learn more and support Emmaus Salford, head to www.emmaus.org.uk/salford. If you would like to get involved or donate an item, please call 0161 737 8279 or visit one of the Emmaus Salford shops.

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