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Casey’s first experiences

The past 3 weeks of my introduction to working as a member of the Emmaus Outreach Team have been a steep learning curve. The amount of knowledge and care the staff have is incredible. My expectations for this role as an outreach worker were very broad. I did not know what to expect. I thought it would involve a ton of walking (which I was right about) but also, I actually expected to find a lot more homeless people on the streets. I attend Jubilee Church in the Hull City Centre and meet lots of new people every Sunday and we work very closely with the homeless, however I have learnt that many of the people who have said they are homeless are in fact in hostels. I expected to be able to quickly solve the homeless crisis in our region, however now I am learning that it is not that simple. Emmaus has always been a charity that has been close to my heart. Being able to sing for the companions and for the Christmas light switch on at the Whitefrigate store was a privilege. These people do incredible work for our city and county. Giving people structure and […]

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Our Volunteers are vital!

We are so proud of our Volunteers who provide such vital help and support to our cause across our community. They bring a wealth of experience and enthusiasm and are key to supporting our retail, warehouse and Outreach services. Dan, a recent volunteer has kindly produced a short video regarding his Outreach experience.  Dan has supported us in both Hull and the East Riding and we take this opportunity to thank him for his assistance. A few words from Dan

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Emmaus Newland Store Set to Relaunch

Emmaus Newland store set to re-launch

We’ve been closed for a while, but we are now thrilled to announce that our store on Newland Avenue  will be re-launched on Wednesday 22 July. Our team has been working hard behind-the-scenes on a completely new look for the shop, which will reopen with a new name: Emmaus Newland. Our new opening hours are: Monday to Saturday 10am – 3pm. These reduced hours will allow us time to implement a rigorous daily cleaning regime at the end of each day. This stylish store, at 193 Newland Avenue in Hull, is fully stocked with a range of quality pre-loved clothes, as well as a bric-a-brac and small furniture area to browse through. We’re operating a cash-only till at this time. We’re really proud of our new-look store. The makeover was led by local interior designer Rob Fawcett, who also kindly runs upcycling workshops for our companions. Read Rob’s story here. Keeping everyone safe whilst shopping Please avoid visiting our store if you or members of your household have been experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. We have completed a COVID-19 secure Risk Assessment. In order to give everyone a pleasant, safe experience at Emmaus Newland, we now have a one-way system in place […]

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Richard’s Story

I Came to Emmaus nearly 5 month ago…completely broken amidst a personal and long lasting nightmare of addiction and mental health complications riddled with all kinds of negativity and mental distress and not knowing myself at all, turning my back on everything and everyone whilst being at a staggeringly low 9 1/2 stone… Nearly 5 months later, I’ve weened off 2 regular medications and am now reaching the same time clean and sober, can work a 40+ hour week again without feeling like a ghost afterwards and NOW weigh just shy of 13 stone!!! I haven’t weighed this much since I was in my teens! 😌! All in all, I finally have a life worth living and some pretty incredible people populating it too. Thank you to everyone who has and continues to be there for me on a daily basis and for being the extraordinary support network I’ve needed in order to succeed! I love you all from the bottom of my soul 👊❤️ Recovery is always possible Recovery is always worth it! 🙏

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Our Emmaus Furniture Superstore is now open!

We’re excited to welcome you back The wait is over. We are thrilled to announce that our Furniture Superstore is now open. This massive store, at 32 Lockwood Street in Hull, is full of a large range of quality second-hand furniture and household goods. Our new opening hours are: Monday to Saturday 10am – 3pm These reduced hours will allow us time to implement a rigorous daily cleaning regime at the end of each day. Keeping everyone safe whilst shopping Please avoid visiting our store if you or members of your household have been experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. We have completed a COVID-19 secure Risk Assessment. In order to give everyone a pleasant, safe experience in our Furniture Superstore, we now have new one-way systems in place to aid social distancing, and will be limiting numbers of customers at any one time. We’d be grateful if customers avoided visiting in large groups. Alongside new cleaning measures in place, we’ve installed perspex screens at our tills, and we’re asking customers to pay using contactless if at all possible. Whilst browsing, we’ll be asking customers to please avoid touching items they don’t plan to purchase. Front-of-property Delivery Service Our usual home delivery service […]

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Homeless Charity HullHARP funds a sustainable shelter coordinator at Emmaus

HullHARP, a  local homeless charity has provided funds for an extra member of staff at Emmaus to reduce rough sleeping and homelessness during Covid 19. Director of Emmaus Hull and East Riding, Kelly Finnis said;  “Firstly, we’d like to thank HULLHARP for this generous and kind offer. During this global pandemic charities like our own are facing substantial financial loses. This funding will go a long way in making a huge difference. As a city we are dynamic in our approaches to reducing rough sleeping and citywide partners continue to work closely together to deliver a variety of solutions to meet a diverse range of needs. This funded post will work with those in very temporary accommodation in Hull & the East Riding, our existing Outreach teams, and our many partners to collectively secure longer-term solutions. Thank you once again to HULLHARP for coming forward and making this happen” HULLHARP Chair, Sandy Smith said “Our Trustees have been following the work the Outreach Team at Emmaus have been undertaking over recent months. One of the issues we identified was a shortfall in intensive work with those rough sleepers who have been housed through the Council. We believe this is a […]

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We’re doing loads of 2.6 Challenges!

Both staff and companions are getting involved in a series of 2.6 challenges.  Here’s a list of what we’re doing. Keep your eye on our social media for videos and photos of the different activities. Download a sponsorship form To donate £1, text MUSB01 to 70201 * To donate £3, text MUSB01 to 70331 * To donate £5, text MUSB01 to 70970 * To donate £10, text MUSB01 to 70191 * Read what it’s all about. * Fundraising, payments and donations will be processed and administered by the National Funding Scheme (Charity No: 1149800), operating as DONATE. Texts will be charged at your standard network rate. For Terms & Conditions, see www.easydonate.org

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UK Fisheries donate 7000 fillets to feed vulnerable through Coronavirus crisis

A huge donation of delicious frozen fish will help feed people in the Humberside region for months, local charities have said. UK Fisheries, the Hull-based operator of Britain’s distant-waters fishing fleet, has responded to the pressures faced by charities amidst the Coronavirus crisis by donating a total of 1.2 tonnes of frozen cod to food redistribution charity FareShare Hull & Humber and Emmaus Hull and East Riding. The donation of over 7,000 standard 170g fillets[1] was transported free of charge by Yorkshire food wholesaler Turner Price, making this a local team effort which will help to feed hundreds of vulnerable people in the region over the weeks to come. FareShare and Emmaus particularly welcome the food donation at a time when fish is a seasonal favourite. Jodie Colgrave of FareShare Humber & Hull, which distributes food to 128 charities and community groups throughout the region, said: “FareShare is committed to ramping up its support during the COVID-19 crisis, providing vital food supplies each week to charities and schools across Hull and the wider area. We welcome the cod donated by UK Fisheries, which is needed now more than ever and will make a big difference for the projects and vulnerable […]

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