Celebrations for Emmaus Coventry & Warwickshire’s big 30th birthday are in full swing.

To celebrate three decades of service, we’ve recently hosted a series of special events, including a sponsored run, a barbeque party, and a go-karting race in Coventry.

Since first opening its doors in 1993, Emmaus Coventry & Warwickshire has provided a home, support, and meaningful work for people who have faced homelessness. Our ‘Old Vicarage’ accommodation in Binley includes 17 bedrooms. Some people stay in Emmaus’ accommodation for a while as they gain confidence and skills before they are ready to move on to independent living; others need longer-term support and can stay for as long as they need to.

Our anniversary celebrations began on 9 September with a sponsored run. Staff, volunteers, and companions (people being supported by our charity) joined in a 5km ParkRun event at the War Memorial Park. The event raised £120 for Emmaus. This was followed by a fabulous barbeque party back at the Old Vicarage, with special guests including Coventry resident Tim Brooke, who helped found our charity in the early nineties.

The festivities continued on 16 September when a team of staff and companions enjoyed a day of go-karting. Adrenalin was high, as was the speed of the karts, and medals were awarded to the winners of this special 30th anniversary race day.

Reaching our charity’s 30th birthday is a testament to the dedication of everyone involved over the years, and we feel honoured to be able to celebrate this milestone. Sadly, the need for homelessness support is more pressing than ever. We’d like to thank the people of Coventry and Warwickshire for their continued support. Our charity shop on Red Lane in Coventry is always buzzing with supporters, and it means a lot to us that people care about their local homelessness charity.

Here’s to another 30 years!