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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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A big Thank You…

to St Michaels Church in Skidby who raised over £500.00 for our charity by Carol Singing over the Christmas period. Companions and staff attended a service to thank them for this contribution. The money will help us to continue to provide crucial support to our companions and others that we work with. We are pleased they will also be supporting us next year.

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These four men were all homeless but look at them now – here are their stories

Dressed up in their finest suits, their hair combed and with smiles on their faces, it is hard to imagine how these four men ever ended up on the streets. All four men have faced cold nights, hungry sleeps and the feeling of despair as they desperately try to break free from the clutches of homelessness. The reasons these men ended up on the streets are all very different – but they do have one big thing in common. They were all helped by Emmaus, the charity dedicated to helping the homeless. Two of them are at the beginning of their journey off the streets, the other two are at the end. We caught up with them at the recently opened Barrow Boys, as they were treated to a special Christmas meal at Tommy Coyle’s new bar and restaurant to find out their stories.

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“Purveyors of Good Times” help homeless people in hard times

Hull’s hottest new dining, drinking and dancing venue welcomed more than 40 guests from the city’s homeless community and served up a Christmas treat to remember. The Barrow Boys – known far and wide as Purveyors of Good Times – demonstrated their commitment to helping people through hard times by opening its doors for an afternoon of festive fun. The bar joined forces with Emmaus Hull & East Riding to provide homeless people with a traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings in the plush surroundings of the bar in Humber Dock Street, Hull. And the event was also much more than a meal, with top entertainer Dan Furniss delivering a live performance free of charge and a winter warner pack donated by the Tommy Coyle Foundation, which covered the costs of the food and non-alcoholic drinks and equipped guests with hats, scarves and gloves. Tommy Coyle, co-founder of The Barrow Boys and Managing Director of the Tommy Coyle Foundation, said: “Boxing has been good to me and the people of Hull have supported me not just in victory but in defeat as well and this is just one of the ways I like to try give something back to […]

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Winter Fundraising Draw launched

With thanks to local business Ideal Boilers we are today launching our Winter Fundraising Draw. Tickets are £2:00 available from each of our shops on Whitefriargate, Lockwood Street and the Freedom Centre. The draw takes place on Sat 20th Jan 2018 with the chance to win a new Logic C-30 Combi Boiler plus money off vouchers for spending in our retail stores.

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TV star Linda Barker opens our Home from Home store in Hull City Centre

Linda Barker and Harriet Slater (aged 4) officially opened our new city centre store on Thursday 23rd November.  The store sells a wide range of vintage, upcycled and antique goods and is open from 9.30 till 5 Monday to Satureday and 10 – 4 on Sunday with late night shopping till 8pm on Thursdays leading up to Christmas. Simon Collinge, Emmaus Hull and East Riding enterprise manager, said: “We have lots of interesting items for sale on a changing, daily basis.  At Emmaus we re-sell lots of unwanted furniture items and goods. If you are interested in seeing what we do, be it upcycling or recycling, please come and visit us.” Emmaus have a number of stores across the city including a superstore on Lockwood street.

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Linda Barker to open the Emmaus Home from Home shop on Thursday

Linda Barker is opening our new shop on Whitefriargate on Thursday 23rd November. She’ll be arriving around 4pm so make sure to be there early. At 4pm Linda will be given a tour round the shop and will be introduced to Emmaus companions which will be followed by a Christmas Crafting Workshop where children and companions will make Christmas trees from recycled paperback books. The shop will be formally opened by Linda Barker along with a Hunsley Primary School pupil at 5pm after which there will be a welcome speech and the cutting of the ribbon. The event will be finished with the St Richards VC Academy Choir singing from their songbook Emmaus Home from Home Shop 49/50 Whitefriargate, Hull

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