Thank you to the team at Bellway who have just donated showhome furniture from one of its development for us to sell in our shop in Landbeach.
This donation of furniture, all brand new and very stylish, flew out of the shop very quickly, helping us to recover some of the profit we lost during lock-down closures.
During that time we had to close for seven months, furloughing staff, and we estimate we lost about £250,000 during that time. Our community costs approximately £1.3 million to run each year, so that was a massive hit to our charity.
Emma Thomson, Sales Manager for Bellway Eastern Counties, said: “Emmaus Cambridge does amazing work to try to help people get their lives back on track.
“As a local housebuilder we are always looking at ways we can support the local community. This charity, like most, was very badly hit by the pandemic. It receives no central funding and has to generate its own income to survive.
“We were happy to be able to donate the furniture from a showhome and are delighted to hear that the sale of it raised more than a thousand pounds.”