This 18 February Emmaus Dover held the most recent of our popular jumble sales. These regular events allow customers to fill up a bag with brilliant second-hand goodies for only £5. With the recent tragic aftermath of the earthquake unfolding in Syria and Turkey, our staff and companions wanted to make the jumble a solidarity event, which means that all of the proceeds from the day will go to Emmaus UK to distribute to the Turkey & Syria appeal.

To date, the Red Cross have reported that at least 45,000 people have died as a result of the earthquakes, with many thousands more injured.

Retail Supervisor Ryan Burrows said: “Solidarity is at the heart of what we do at Emmaus, and it was a joint decision by the companions and staff to dedicate the proceeds from this sale to the Earthquake appeal. We are proud to be part of a global movement which prioritises solidarity and compassion.”

Our jumble sale raised £1,113, which is £300 more than our previous record total for a jumble sale. We are delighted to be able to donate this amount to help support the victims of the earthquake. If you would like to donate directly, you can also do so at