To mark Trustees’ Week (13th-17th November), Emmaus Hull & East Riding is celebrating the valuable contribution that its trustees have made over the past year and thanking them for all their hard work in supporting formerly homeless people get off the streets and rebuild their lives.

Emmaus Hull & East Riding trustees meet twelve times a year to provide sound governance to the organisation as part of a skilled and experienced team. The work carried out by Emmaus Hull & East Riding trustees is vital and without their support, scrutiny and challenge the charity would not be able to operate effectively.

Emmaus Hull & East Riding Trustees

  • Andrew Young
  • Sir Christopher O’Donnell
  • Lady Mia O’Donnell
  • Janet Doyle
  • Patrick Doyle
  • Tom Hogan
  • David Elstone
  • Helena Spencer
  • Richard Wood

The role of a trustee can be demanding, but ultimately very rewarding, as your contribution is helping to make positive changes to people’s lives.

“I was hugely honoured to be invited to become a Trustee and have thoroughly enjoyed make a small contribution to such a wonderful cause. It is hugely humbling to chat to the companions and to see first-hand the work of the excellent team at Emmaus. I am hugely privileged to be a part of it”

David Elstone Emmaus Trustee

Community Director Kelly Thompson at Emmaus Hull & East Riding said: “The hard work and dedication of our trustees at Emmaus is invaluable to the work that we do. Each of our wonderful trustees bring a wealth of skills, knowledge, and experience to Emmaus.  This special group of people made Emmaus Hull & East Riding happen. I would like to say a big thank you to all on behalf of the team and companions.”

Trustees’ Week 2017 is an annual celebration that recognises the excellent contribution of over 1 million trustees across the charity sector.

Emmaus Hull & East Riding supports 30 companions by giving them a home, meaningful work in a social enterprise and an opportunity to regain lost self-esteem to help rebuild their lives.  Running a series of social enterprises including:

  • Furniture Super Store on Lockwood Street in Hull

  • Emmaus Home from Home Whitefriargate in the City Centre

  • Emmaus Outlet at The Freedom Centre

  • A Rough Sleeper Outreach Service in Hull & East Riding