We are making two special giveaways to mark a very important date in our history.

February 1 is the 70th anniversary of the Uprising of Kindness – a response to a nationwide radio address from the founder of the Emmaus movement, Abbé Pierre, which led to the opening of communities and groups across Europe.

Free ways to keep warm

To note this special occasion, we are giving away free draught excluders to every visitor to our charity shops and services – all of which are made from materials recycled by our volunteers.

In the run up to the event, we are also inviting people to comment on our Facebook post, with the name of a local charitable cause they think would benefit most from a £100 charity shop voucher. The recipient will be selected at random, with entries closing at midnight on January 31.

Nominate a charity

Our Director Tony said: “We want to give back to the people of Bolton. The Uprising of Kindness is an important part of the history of the Emmaus movement. It symbolises the moment our founder’s call to help others was answered by members of an entire nation of people.

“We wanted to mark this occasion by giving back to our community and helping people in need. So, if you have a charity you would like us to support, let us know on Facebook or if you would like a free and environmentally-friendly way of keeping warm, come and visit us on February 1.”

Join the Uprising

Emmaus Bolton’s drive is part of a nationwide campaign by Emmaus UK, which is urging people to #BeMoreKind, celebrate acts of kindness and share experiences of kindness on social media.

To find out more about the many ways you can help others during this special anniversary year, download an information pack, by heading to: emmaus.org.uk/bemorekind/.

Remember you can visit our charity shops and services by turning down the driveway next to the furniture on the wall into our free car park off Fletcher Street, BL3 6NF and you can give us a follow on Facebook here @emmausbolton.