As part of their ongoing partnership with Emmaus UK, Cadent has donated a van to support an Emmaus community in Merseyside.

Emmaus Merseyside, home to 28 formerly homeless people, took delivery of the donated Cadent van at the start of the year. The donated van will be used by Emmaus Merseyside to support their Charity Superstore social enterprise in Sefton.

Stacey Weeks, Sustainability Manager at Cadent, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to donate this much needed van to Emmaus Merseyside. Our partnership with Emmaus goes further than just fundraising, we’re helping Emmaus become more sustainable so that they can help people long into the future. Donating newer vehicles will help them keep their charitable work going in a much more efficient and sustainable way.”

Emmaus’s mission is to empower people affected by homelessness and poverty to change their lives for the better whilst using our voice to achieve social change. There are currently 30 Emmaus communities across the country and three Emmaus groups working towards setting up an Emmaus community in their area.

Cadent charity partnership

Charlotte Talbott, Chief Executive of Emmaus UK, said: “Our ongoing partnership with Cadent is delivering real cost-savings and improved energy efficiency at Emmaus communities across the country. We’re very excited to be working with the team at Cadent and extremely grateful for this van donation and their other innovative offers of support.”

The van donation to Emmaus Merseyside is part of a two-year charity partnership between Cadent and Emmaus UK. Cadent has pledged to support Emmaus communities and groups across the UK, focussing their support on energy efficiency, fairer opportunities and greener societies.

Cadent operates and maintains the largest gas distribution network in the UK. The firm distributes gas to 11 million homes and businesses throughout the North West, West Midlands, East Midlands, South Yorkshire, East of England and North London.