Emmaus Hull & East Riding is proud to be launching the opening of its Training facilities and Apple Tree Café. Both based at the New Furniture Super Store on Lockwood Street and will be open to the public 6 days a week. Formerly homeless individuals and local volunteers have been working hard to prepare the launch of these fantastic additions. Terry Waite Emmaus President and local Councillor Helena Spencer will be cutting the ribbons to celebrate this milestone for Emmaus and their significance in supporting those formerly homeless, the local community, and neighbouring businesses.
Kelly Thompson Director – “We have had a tremendous year so far, and today is another huge accomplishment for our Companions, staff, & trustees who have worked so hard in getting these initiatives finished and open. We now have dedicated spaces for learning and development not only for our Companions, but also for those within the community, local businesses, and other community groups. Enabling us to run courses, deliver learning programmes, and qualifications onsite. We have rooms available for rent also and would like to encourage other groups to use our facilities. The Apple Tree Café is fabulous, really makes me smile and I urge you to visit, we have amazing coffee & teas and various other delights, again open to all.”
Councillor Helena Spencer – “Hull City Council welcomes approaches like that of Emmaus, whereby people who were homeless are supported to turn their lives around. The majority of people, who are classed as homeless, do not want to be. Often it is a series of life circumstances which may have been outside of their control. What they do want and need is a home to call their own, and a role and purpose in life. Emmaus will give them that, and as the Cabinet Member responsible for Public Health and Adult Social Care, I fully support them.” Councillor Helena Spencer is Portfolio Holder Public Health, Prevention & Safeguarding Adults
Terry Waite CBE said “I am greatly looking forward to coming to Hull for a special evening in support of Emmaus for the homeless. Hull can be truly proud of the provisions that have been made for an Emmaus Community in the city. Here the formerly homeless work to support them and to contribute to the wider society. As President of Emmaus UK I have seen over 25 communities develop across the country and Emmaus Hull is one of the latest. Do come along for the opening and evening on the 6th of April. Places are limited and so you will need to get your place booked very soon. I really look forward to meeting you at this very special day and evening for Emmaus Hull.”
Emmaus Hull & East Riding will be hosting a special night with Terry Waite CBE on the evening of the 6th information and tickets are available to buy. All ticket enquiries to [email protected] or 07710700276
Apple Tree Café/Room Hire/Training. If you would like to help or require more details then please contact us – all details can be found on our website www.emmaushull.org.uk .We can deliver to our customers and collect donations for those wanting to pass on any unwanted items directly to the Charity. The Furniture Super Store will soon have bespoke restored pieces as we develop and implement our training programmes. Our donations line is 01482 223722 your junk maybe our treasure!”
Running Schedule for 6th April 2016
1:00pm Opening /Acknowledgements Terry Waite CBE Apple Tree Café
1:10pm Opening/ Acknowledgements Councillor Helena Spencer Training Facilities
7:00pm ‘An night with Terry Waite’ ticketed event – inc Pie & Peas supper.
Free parking onsite