Local homeless group receives boost to funds

The Club made a £250 donation to local homeless charity, Emmaus, to help them to continue with its valuable work in the local community.

President-elect, Ian Cochrane and Rotarian Jan Jackson present a cheque for £250 to Senior Finance Officer for Emmaus, Adrian France, and his colleagues.

Local homeless group, Emmaus, has received a £250 boost to its funds from the Club to help them to continue with their work in the local community.  Emmaus does a fantastic job supporting previously homeless people and raises valuable funds from the sale of furniture and bric a brac donated by local residents as well as running a popular cafe from Longlands Mill.

After presenting the cheque, members of the Club were given a guided tour of the facilities withing Longlands Mill, Mossley, which has the capacity to support 26 companions at any one time.

Adrian France, Senior Finance Officer from Emmaus, said: 'this donation is much appreciated.  At the heart of Emmaus Mossley are our companions - the residents we support.  Our charity's main focus is on suppoting people, providing a home for as long as someone needs it and meaningful work in our social enterprise.  The donation will assist Emmaus to continue to help our companions to live in a stable environment with the opportunity to regain lost self-esteem and the confidence to get back on their feet.'

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