"The most positive thing about working at Emmaus is that I get to see first-hand where my hard work is going."
"I’ve been retired now for quite a number of years and volunteering is a great way of putting something back into the community."
"Hand on heart, the work aspect though was most important to me – something to get me teeth into each day."
"If Emmaus hadn’t given me the chance to prove myself, I’m pretty sure I would have ended up dead."
"Emmaus has changed my life really. I wouldn’t be where I am now, with my kids, without this place."
"If I had my way, there’d be an Emmaus in every town in the country. It’s invaluable."
When COVID-19 arrived, and the work dried up, I lost the place I was living. As I wasn’t earning any money, I couldn’t find anywhere else to live.
"Every day is different, and every day brings me a diamond, something that will make me smile."