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Emmaus Norwich needs your vote

The companions at Emmaus Norwich at Ditchingham were delighted when volunteer and resident of Ditchingham, Stacey Richards, nominated them in the Aviva Community Fund.

EmmausAvivaFundAlready through the first stage, they are hoping that people both locally and further afield, will take a few minutes to vote to before the closing date of May 30, 2015, as Stacey said, ‘ to add a little sparkle’ to their lives.  

Stacey, who by profession is a Neuro Linguistic Practitioner, has been volunteering at Emmaus for 18 months, helping raise awareness of the charity. This includes organising monthly events both at Emmaus and also in the local community.

“I read about the Aviva Community Fund and knew that at Emmaus they would not apply for themselves”, said Stacey, “but I know just how important it is that our wellbeing is not neglected and when I saw this as one of the categories, it felt the right thing to do to. The £5000 applied for would enable companions to improve their all-round wellbeing by doing things such as swimming, taking part in a sport or going out for a meal together, things that most of us just do without thinking.”

Stacey is clearly passionate about the charity and knows the importance of looking after all aspects of someone’s life. “If you don’t look after your mental health, it has a knock on effect on your emotional health which then knocks on to your physical health. From there it goes full circle” added Stacey.

Cathy Hembry, General Manager at Emmaus, said “We are really grateful to Stacey for applying on our behalf and whatever the outcome, she will have done what she always does, which is making more people aware of our community.”

To read Stacey’s reasons for asking you to support this worthwhile charity and to vote :

For additional information on the charity, telephone: 01986 895444 or visit

To see Network Norfolk articles on other projects that have applied to the Aviva Community Fund please use the following links
Matthew Project

Pictured: Stacey Richards in the Emmaus café

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