Rotary donation to support homeless

EMMAUS Mossley has received a £250 boost to its funds from Dukinfield and Stalybridge Rotary Club to help continue with their work in supporting local homeless people.

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

Adrian France, senior finance officer from Emmaus, described the donation as appreciated.

He said: “At the heart of Emmaus Mossley are our companions – the residents we support. Our charity’s main focus is supporting 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.”Ian Cochrane, vice president of Dukinfield and Stalybridge Rotary, explained the main priority for 2020-21 is to provide practical support and assistance to homeless groups and organisations in Dukinfield, Mossley and Stalybridge.

He explained: “We have already made donations to local foodbanks in the area during the Covid-19 pandemic and want to strengthen our links with Emmaus.

“It does such a fantastic job in supporting previously homeless people and raises valuable funds from the sale of furniture, clothing and bric-a-brac donated by local residents as well as running a popular local café from Longlands Mill.”

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