Emmaus, national homelessness charity, have announced Hermes UK, delivery company, has become a corporate partner, supporting its aim to give its companions a home, meaningful work and a sense of belonging.Advertisement
The funds raised by Hermes will be used across the UK to expand the services the charity is able to offer and improve training and development opportunities companions can access.
Emmaus provides a home for as long as it is needed, along with the stability that comes with having meaningful work to do daily.
Emmaus has a number of stores across Preston and South Ribble, raising funds for their work, including its superstore in the former B&Q store off North Road.
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Hermes will aim to raise a minimum of £100k for the charity through fundraising activities with clients and employees.
The business is also exploring other ways to support the charity, including providing valuable work experience and work placements, running technology and interview training workshops and donating items for companions.
Simon Grange, CEO at Emmaus, said: “The issue of homelessness was already extremely challenging before Covid-19 and we can only see this situation getting worse as more and more people face an uncertain future.
“The virus and lockdown have presented many challenges for us, not only affecting our income from our shops and social enterprises, but also taking away the meaningful work that is such an important part of supporting our companions.
“This partnership comes at a great time as we work to overcome the challenges presented by the virus. We are extremely excited to be working with Hermes and look forward building a true partnership that both organisations can benefit from.”
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