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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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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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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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Lifestyle Helpers supporting Emmaus

We are truly blown away by the kindness and compassion from Lifestyle Helpers this year… thank you for choosing Emmaus Hull & East Riding and for showing those most vulnerable that with determination and passion great things can be achieved. We have loved watching your journeys this summer, and feel extremely privileged to have met you all!

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Support from Aunt Bessie’s

I first found out about the Emmaus charity and what it does about 2 years ago through a project Aunt Bessie’s was doing with them. Two weeks before that event I’d been in the town centre and had seen the amount of homeless around and thought ‘this has become a real issue that people just seem to be avoiding’. What really grabbed me and made me really want to get behind this charity, other than the lovely and amazing people that help make it work, is there is an end goal. Removing the stigma of homelessness and providing people who want the help with some where safe to sleep, and the tools and skills they need to better them self’s. with the end goal helping them back in the community and to give back. While I personally don’t have a lot of spare money with having a young family, what I do have is time and I give this where possible to help the guys where ever I can, whether that be helping the guys gain skills and confidence working with me and the team or going in to the community to deliver food and meeting and speaking to the […]

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Volunteer Ebay Assistant required

To work alongside companions, staff and volunteers to monitor and manage the Ebay selling account for Emmaus Hull and East Riding. Respond to customer messages and queries, list items for sale and manage listings, package items for delivery, arrange items to be delivered. Location: The Superstore Lockwood Street Time Commitment – Flexible Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday 10:00 – 16:00 Potential Tasks: List items on the Ebay selling platform Sort through donated items to select suitable products to sell on the Ebay Respond to customer queries, questions and complaints via Ebay platform Communicate with staff members, volunteers and companions with tasks and issues To maintain excellent customer care and maintain excellent feedback To follow refund and purchase policies of Emmaus Hull and East Riding Arrange for items to be cleaned and polished before being listed Assign realistic and reasonably sale and delivery prices Complete administration as required. Follow health and safety policies Package items safely and as described ready for dispatch. Order packaging in timely manner Print delivery labels Provide feedback for customers Store potential items for dispatch in correct areas. Take good, clear pictures for the item listings. Research items that sell well on Ebay. Role Requirements Already know and […]

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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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Calais Refugees Appeal

There are currently around 1,000 refugees sleeping rough in Calais, 500 in Brussels and 1500 in Paris. These migrants have no access to even basic sanitation and may not have changed their clothes in weeks, leading to skin disease and similar problems. Emmaus would like you to donate any: Clothing for Males; suitable for young men sleeping out. We are especially looking for small and medium sizes. Walking shoes and trainers – smaller sizes – 38,39,40,41,42. Sleeping bags, blankets and small tents. Donations are welcome until the end of October to any Emmaus Hull and East Riding store or to our superstore on Lockwood Street.

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