Residents at Burbage-based Moat House Care Home proudly presented a cheque for £1000 to Emmaus, a Hinckley based homeless charity.
Residents chose to lovingly create and sell their home-made crafts to visitors and loved ones, raising £500 for the charity which supports formerly homeless people and people at risk of homelessness to find meaningful work and a place to call home in Leicestershire and Rutland. Moat House matched the amount raised to bring the total to £1000.
“We do a lot of crafts which we sell to raise money. Emmaus is a great charity because they give people a second chance. Donating to them is keeping people off the streets,” explained Arlene Fox (68), a former teacher and resident at Moat House Care Home.
“We are extremely grateful to the kind-hearted residents at Moat House who clearly worked hard to raise their half of this donation. It’s wonderful to see residents being encouraged to remain part of their local community. Charities like ours rely on local support and this will go a long way to helping someone who needs it,” added Emmaus CEO, Mir Juma who received the cheque at a special event held by the residents at Moat House.
“Our residents work together to give back to the community. It gives them a common goal to work for and nurtures new friendships,” concluded Moat House Deputy Manager, Colleen McKay.