Emmaus celebrates a decade

Homelessness charity Emmaus Bristol is will celebrating ten years of trading and helping formerly homeless people. Terry Waite CBE launched the project a decade ago and will start the celebrations.

Charity gets £400,000 for new Bristol site

Emmaus Bristol has recently gained £400,000 for a new Bristol site Credit: Alan Simpson/PA

Emmaus Bristol has recently gained £400,000 funding from the European Regional Development Fund to renovate a new site in Stokes Croft. It will house a business centre for companions and unemployed people who are looking for help to set up their own businesses.

Charity "helped me get back on my feet"

Emmaus Bristol helps formerly homeless people by giving them a place to live and work, recycling and revamping donated furniture and other goods.

I came to Emmaus Bristol two and a half years ago when I fell on hard times. I had moved to the area for family reasons and struggled to find work. Now Emmaus has helped me get back on my feet.

I have recently launched my own IT business recycling computer parts and selling computers as an affordable solution for people on low incomes.

– Simon, a companion at Emmaus Bristol

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Terry Waite CBE celebrates a decade of Emmaus

Terry Waite CBE opened Emmaus Bristol 10 years ago Credit: Alan Simpson/PA Wire

Homelessness charity Emmaus Bristol is will celebrating ten years of trading and helping formerly homeless people today. Terry Waite CBE launched the project a decade ago and will start the celebrations at 'The Dings' at Hannah More School from 11am.