On Wednesday 14 November, the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Christine May, hosted a charity coffee morning in aid of Emmaus Greenwich and Demelza Hospice.

The coffee morning, which was held Charlton House, invited attendees, including Emmaus Greenwich staff and companions, to enjoy coffee, cake, and a raffle to help raise money for her chosen charities.

May was officially installed as the new Mayor of the Royal Borough of Greenwich on Wednesday 30 May 2018 at a ceremony held in the Chapel at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich. Since choosing Emmaus Greenwich as one of her charities for 2018/19, May has visited its community in Plumstead and will be hosting a variety of fundraising events in the upcoming months.

Community Manager at Emmaus Greenwich, Clare Waghorn, said: “We are honoured and absolutely delighted to have been chosen by the Mayor of Greenwich as one of her two charities. It means a huge amount to our companions that the Mayor is highlighting the importance of tackling homelessness and recognises the contribution that Emmaus makes to the wider community. We had a great time at the coffee morning and it was a beautiful place to be held.”


Emmaus Greenwich is a local charity based in Plumstead that provides a home and work for 34 people who have experienced homelessness and social exclusion. To help fund the community, and to give companions meaningful work, Emmaus collects and sells second-hand furniture, clothes and other items and sells them in four shops in Plumstead, Lee and Poplar. The goal of Emmaus is to help homeless people regain their self-respect and in due course move back into mainstream society.

To find out how you can get involved with Emmaus Greenwich, visit here.