Homeless charity in appeal for volunteers

Emmaus Sheffield 'Graham Bostock
Emmaus Sheffield 'Graham Bostock
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Homeless support charity Emmaus Sheffield is looking for fresh volunteers as its £1.7 million restoration and extension project gets under way.

Based in the historic Sipelia Works, a former cutlery factory close to the city’s Canal Basin, Emmaus Sheffield provides a working community of previously homeless people with quality, self-contained accommodation, training facilities and a workspace.

It aims through its Social Enterprise to provide meaningful work for beneficiaries and enable the people it supports – known as companions - to eventually become self-supporting once more.

The charity currently has space for 13 companions and wants to raise that number to 17.

The organisation is looking for a fresh intake of volunteers to come forward, who will work in the successful second-hand store and the community’s kitchen, giving the Emmaus companions more time to work on their fundraising campaign.

“Volunteers have always been an important part of the work we do at Emmaus and now we need their support more than ever before,” said Emmaus community manager Graham Bostock.

■ To find out more about Emmaus and how to get involved visit www.emmaus-sheffield.org.uk or call the charity on 0114 272 0677.