Emmaus Hull & East Riding is proud to achieve another significant milestone, launching the opening of its Emmaus Furniture Super Store. The Furniture Super Store will be the Charity’s biggest enterprise, open to the public 6 days a week. Formerly homeless individuals and local volunteers have been working hard to prepare the Super Store for its launch. Local boy and boxer Tommy Coyle will be cutting the ribbon of the Emmaus Super Store to celebrate its significance in supporting those formerly homeless. Tommy continues to passionately support local homeless people and has always maintained that those less fortunate should not be a forgotten group of people in our city and local communities.
Kelly Thompson Director – “We are extremely proud to open our New Furniture Super Store, a huge Furniture destination outlet for Emmaus and Hull & East Riding with many pieces of furniture ranging from vintage through to modern. Our Charity continues to receive a vast amount of local support and I would like to thank all those who have been part of the Emmaus journey so far. This is a really exciting time for us, supporting our mission to enable formerly homeless individuals with opportunities to work and feel part of their community again. A very special thank you to Tommy Coyle for showing his support to the Charity and our work”.
There will be further exciting developments coming up in April with the Café launch and Training facility launches. A fundraising evening with Terry Waite and summer events underway!
Alex Slater Business Manager – “This is the final piece of the jigsaw, the launch of the Emmaus Furniture Super Store and I am extremely proud to be a part of such an amazing and unique charity. It is great to have reached this point where we can put our new business on the map and we hope that all our local support continues. We are looking for volunteers to help within our Social Enterprise, be it moving furniture, customer services or helping us in our Community Café. If you would like to help 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!”
Emmaus supports formerly homeless people by giving them a home, meaningful work in a social enterprise and an opportunity to get back on their feet again.
For many who experience homelessness, one of the biggest obstacles they must overcome is a loss of self-esteem. Emmaus provides people with a stable home and the opportunity to regain their self-worth, making a real contribution to their community.
Research shows that for every £1 invested in a community, there is an £11 social, environmental and economic return, with savings to the benefits bill, health services and a reduction in crime reoffending.
10:00am Doors open – Preview for Guests arriving (Meet & mingle)
10:30am Ribbon Cutting (Tommy Coyle)
10:35am Special Thanks – Trustee
10:40 Trading commences refreshments/ Tours
Media welcome – please confirm your attendance with our Business Manager Alex