A huge THANK YOU to student Ben Sutton who is embarking on his second challenge to raise vital funds and awareness for our charity.

Ben, a Keele University medical student, is set to cycle 110 miles from Stoke-on-Trent to Snowdon, climb Snowdon, and then return along with seven university friends this weekend.

Last year he completed a series of challenges throughout one week for Emmaus North Staffs, which included sleeping rough for several nights, taking part in a dodgeball tournament and cycling up and down Keele Hill, in Newcastle-under-Lyme for 24 hours.

His first challenge raised more than £1,000 for our vital work tackling furniture poverty, homelessness and social exclusion across North Staffordshire.

“I’d like to do what I can to help”

Ben said about this year’s challenge: “Emmaus North Staffs do great work in the area, but there is still an ongoing problem with homelessness and poverty and if we can help to raise even more awareness then we will do what we can.

“As a medical student and being around hospitals we see the affects of homelessness first hand and I’d like to do what I can to help.”

“Amazing” support

John Webbe, our Executive Lead, said: “Ben did incredible last year helping to raise awareness for our charity and when he contacted us again to say what he was doing this year is amazing.

“To have continued support from Ben means so much to us and we cannot wait to thank him in person once he is back from the Snowdon challenge.”

Ben and his team are due to leave Stoke-on-Trent at midnight on Friday 17 May, to reach Snowdon and take on the climb on Saturday 18 May before returning home.

For more details about Ben’s challenge, and to sponsor him, visit his Go Fund Me page here.

We partner with local councils and housing associations to offer free items to over 850 households without access to essential furniture and appliances. Our large store is located in the Potteries Centre and we also have a Home & Furniture Charity Emporium, in Etruria. Both are open to the public six days a week.

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