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Norfolk homeless charity supports hospice

EmmausPATCF400Emmaus Norwich has chosen to support Quidenham Hospice, one of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, recently much in the news for their Nook Appeal, raising funds for a new hospice in Norfolk.

Raffle tickets are being sold to win ‘Pat’ a loveable animated toy dog that is close to being a real dog without the need to walk or clear up any mess. 

The draw to win Pat takes place at Emmaus Norwich at 3pm on Saturday December 13 and tickets can be purchased at Emmaus reception, “we will match money raised and donate the combined total to EACH at Quidenham” said Community Leader Cathy Hembry

One of the most important parts of the Emmaus ethos is solidarity. This means working to help someone less fortunate than yourself. Acts of solidarity can vary from raising money for a charity that means a lot to a companion or community, to doing work to help someone in the wider local community.

“This can be very valuable for Emmaus companions as it is often key to helping to rebuild self-esteem, proving that everyone has the capacity to make a difference to the lives of others.” added Cathy

EmmauscathymikeCF400The Emmaus Norwich community have helped furnish homes for individuals and families that have been homeless, redistributed food to a range of homeless charities in the county, raised money for East Anglian Air Ambulance and the Rotary Club of Beccles Charitable Trust by doing a sponsored tandem bike ride, helped get hampers out to people in need at Christmas, held a shop solidarity sale for poorer communities in the world.

In 2012-2013, nearly £273,000 cash was given to solidarity causes. More than 5,000 hours were worked and nearly £100,000 of goods were donated by Emmaus communities across the UK

Emmaus Norwich at Ditchingham is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00am – 4.30pm with plenty of free parking. 

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The pictures show Cathy Hembry, companion Mark and a customer, and Pat.

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