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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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All our enterprises are now closed

To all of our supporters, donors, and friends, We will be closing our Emmaus enterprises from today, Monday 23rd March 2020. We thank you for your continued support and encouragement in these difficult times and we are looking forward to a time when we can share our activities with you again. Our companions are receiving support in our Emmaus community and rest assured we will be working hard to support them through this unprecedented time. Our Emmaus Outreach team deliver a vital service to vulnerable Rough Sleepers, and we will be working closely with both Hull City Council and East Riding Council to ensure continuity of support. Please take care…… Emmaus Team #bekind

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Meet our new staff

Emmaus has recently taken on two new members of staff:   Social enterprise apprentice, Victoria Kirbitson. Before coming to Emmaus she worked for another charity. She is in the early stages of running Emmaus’ eBay account and if she continues her incredible work Emmaus will soon have an Amazon and Depop store as well. She likes the mission of Emmaus and is incredibly excited to work alongside the team.       . Community Administration and Finance Assistant, Naz We also have Naz joining our team as our new Finance Assistant. He is the lead of the Humberside Afgan and Community Group and works for another charity as well. He strongly endorses the Emmaus mission and vision.

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Emmaus Hires their Companion – Read Darren’s Story here

I came to Emmaus as a companion in December 2018. Before coming to Emmaus, I was a chef at a local kids center but I lost my job and I couldn’t pay rent following that and thus became homeless. I was on the streets for a few weeks. From December 2018, I worked with the outreach team and in the kitchen as a companion. I moved out in October 2019, with the opportunity to work as a chef at the Orchard since I had previous experience in the food industry. Emmaus has helped me gain great skills and helped build my confidence. Emmaus offers many courses for companions. I have completed safeguarding adults, first aid, mental health first aid and data protection. Emmaus offers a wide range of support. Everything from transitioning into normal life to gaining new skills.

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CEO Sleepout Success

This year’s CEO sleepout at Craven Park was a great success with 35 people taking part including Emmaus Hull and East Riding director Kelly Finnis.  She raised over £1,500 for Emmaus Hull & East Riding and was joined by many colleagues including Matt Dukes, the chief executive of Hull City Council. He has written about why he was doing it in HullCCNews. Many thanks to everyone who has supported us and donated money.

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