In the summer months, our charity superstore often suffers from over-heating, which can result in difficult working conditions for our staff, companions and volunteers, and an uncomfortable experience for our customers!

Thanks to CRASH, our amazing long-term supporter, their corporate patron NG Bailey, and corporate partner Premier AC, who have generously installed air conditioning units at Emmaus Hastings & Rother. Since 2011, CRASH has worked with Emmaus Hastings & Rother to upgrade our facilities and services, helping us to reduce running costs and support more people who have experienced homelessness or social exclusion.

Jon Crank, the Pre-Contract Director at NG Bailey said: “Working in collaboration with our supply chain partner Premier AC, I am proud of the works our team at NG Bailey have undertaken to support CRASH and Emmaus in Hastings. Since becoming a Corporate Patron, we have been eager to demonstrate that social value is at the heart of our business, and we look forward to being able continue this support for people who are homeless and children and adults with a life-limiting illness.”

Zach Hurst, our Community Manager said: “Our charity superstore is the centre of our community; it provides meaningful work to the residents who find themselves at Emmaus and is our primary source of income. Ensuring our building is a comfortable place in summer will make a huge difference to the people who work there and to our customers. Thank you so much to CRASH and their Corporate Patrons for investing in our community and helping people who are homeless get back on their feet.”

We would like to say a huge thank you from everyone at Emmaus Hastings & Rother to the team at CRASH, NG Bailey and Premier AC.