Our Executive Lead, John Webbe, was delighted to receive generous donations from pupils at St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School during a recent visit.

John gave a talk to Year 7 and 8 pupils of the school in Trent Vale, Stoke-on-Trent, outlining the work we do in our two social enterprises in North Staffordshire and how Emmaus supports people affected by homelessness, both in the UK and abroad.

Around 60 children listened to John’s talk and then presented him with donations of clothing, shoes, books and toys to resell in our two Hanley charity shops – our Furniture & Home Charity Warehouse in Josiah Wedgwood Street and our retail shop in The Potteries Centre.

John said: “This is my second visit to St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School – I did one around the same time two years ago and always receive a lovely welcome and great support from the pupils and teachers.

“The pupils are always interested to hear about Emmaus and the work we do here in North Staffs, and beyond, are so generous with their kind donations. A huge thank you to St Teresa’s for their continued interest and support.”

In a Facebook post, the school thanked their KS1 families who have supported Emmaus through the Catholic Life Pledge, helping those in greatest need with love and compassion.

The school said: “John Webbe came to talk to the children about the work of Emmaus North Staffs and took with him an amazing amount of donated items to sell in their store in Hanley.

“The children have been putting the Catholic Social Teaching Principle of ‘Distributive Justice’ into action with their thoughts, words and deeds. Well done children!”