A huge thank you to all who shopped with us on Thursday 1 February, raising £500 in our Solidarity Sale on Emmaus UK’s #UprisingofKindness Day.

The Solidarity Sale was one of a number of UK-wide events held to make the 70th anniversary of Emmaus founder, Abbé Pierre’s Uprising of Kindness speech, which led to unprecedented levels of public support to end the homelessness crisis in Paris.

To mark this pivotal event in Emmaus history, which sparked the beginnings of our international movement, we held a sale at our two Hanley charity shops – the Emmaus shop in The Potteries Centre and the Furniture and Home Charity Warehouse in Josiah Wedgwood Street.

Our Executive Lead, John Webbe said: “A huge thank you to everyone who shopped in our two stores and raised £500 in our Solidarity Sale by purchasing quality preloved items in our shops to help vulnerable people worldwide.

“It’s heartening to see that the spirit of kindness demonstrated back in 1954 is evident in North Staffs. Every purchase will go towards Emmaus International’s ongoing efforts to address homelessness, poverty and disadvantage across the globe.”

Emmaus UK’s #BeMoreKind campaign included a UK-wide Big Sleep Out led by Emmaus companions (the formerly homeless people the charity supports), to raise awareness of homelessness, along with acts of solidarity within groups and communities such as the Solidarity Sale by Emmaus North Staffs.

To find out more about the Uprising of Kindness campaign, visit: Emmaus UK | the charity working to end homelessness.