Emmaus Salford has received a donation of £1,000 following an Oktoberfest fundraiser at Exchange Quay, one of the North West’s largest office developments. The event raised more than £500 and the management team at Exchange Quay matched the funds to bring the total to £1,000 for the charity.
On the recent World Homeless Day, Cafe on the Quay, managed by Elior UK, served up a seasonal Oktoberfest menu including bratwurst, sauerkraut and currywurst to employees based in the surrounding office complex. All proceeds from the event were donated to Exchange Quay’s charity partner, Emmaus Salford.
Axel Waldecker, Managing Director at Ekistics Property Advisors LLP and responsible for Exchange Quay, commented: “We are delighted to support Emmaus Salford with another successful fundraiser at Exchange Quay. We had another great turn out from businesses who enjoyed both the beer and Bavarian-inspired food. Our occupier-base continues to attend staged charity events to help raise much needed money for the homeless and vulnerable people in Salford and we are grateful that they are getting behind the cause.”
The Oktoberfest event, part of Exchange Quay’s community engagement programme, is one of a series of events in support of local homelessness charity Emmaus Salford. The events programme has been devised and implemented by the marketing and placemaking team at DS Emotion in conjunction with Elior.
Emmaus Salford supports 22 formerly homeless people by offering a home, meaningful work in a social enterprise and an opportunity to get back on their feet again. The charity operates shops at Fitzwarren Street and Seaford Road in Salford, as well as the Emmaus Emporium in Swinton.
Rachel Richardson, Community Director at Emmaus Salford, said: “Huge thanks to everyone who organised and attended the Oktoberfest fundraiser at Exchange Quay. The funds raised from this event will support people affected by homelessness as well as vulnerable residents in Salford who are struggling to afford basic essentials such as food and household items.”
To learn more and support Emmaus Salford, head to www.emmaus.org.uk/salford. If you would like to get involved or donate an item, please call 0161 737 8279 or visit one of the shops at Fitzwarren Street, Seaford Road or Partington Lane.