The money raised will support the charity’s essential work in providing people with a way out of homelessness. Emmaus helps more than 850 people, giving them support, a home for as long as they need it and meaningful work and training through its social enterprises. The first Emmaus opened in the UK in 1991 and the charity now has 30 residential sites across the country.
Each of Tilia’s four regional businesses will be supporting Emmaus through events, fundraising initiatives across its developments and both team and individual challenges. Tilia Homes will then match all funds raised.
Emmaus was selected as Tilia’s chosen charity following suggestions put forward by an internal steering group which considered good causes that resonated with the business and where Tilia could make a positive and tangible impact.
Chief executive Nigel Greenaway comments: “I’m delighted to be launching a year-long fundraising programme to support Emmaus as our first national chosen charity since we became Tilia Homes. The organisation does fantastic work in such an important area, and this is an opportunity for our whole team to come together in our fundraising efforts. We’ll also be exploring other ways in which we may be able to support the charity through our knowledge, expertise and resources.”
Charlotte Talbott, Chief Executive of Emmaus UK, said: “As the cost of living crisis places more people at risk of homelessness, our services at Emmaus are more needed than ever before. Losing your home can have a huge impact on someone’s self-esteem and our communities up and down the country are working with people to rebuild this and help them to move forward in a positive way.
But we can’t do any of this without support, and this partnership with Tilia Homes will help us to do just hat. We are looking forward to what we can achieve in the coming year.”
For further information on Emmaus, visit www.emmaus.org.uk