We’re delighted to be featured in the Colchester Daily Gazette with our positive story on how Emmaus Colchester has continued to fundraise during the lockdown.
With four of our income-generating shops closed in Colchester town centre, we had to find an alternative source of finance to keep our community going.
Thinking outside the box we turned to Instagram and have been channelling our efforts through the social media platform. The sales effort is being led by retail manager, Gemma Aylesbury, with a team of staff and companions behind the scenes, sorting and organising furniture for future deliveries and collections.
Instagram sales have soared, thanks to the support of our regular followers, and new followers that have discovered us over the past few weeks. It has proved that there continues to be a demand for secondhand furniture, either where items are seen as an upcycling project to keep our customers busy during the lockdown, or as a standard piece of furniture to be added to a home.
Read the full story in the Daily Gazette here.
Thank you for your continued support.