DOVER COLLEGE RAISES £10,000 FOR LOCAL HOMELESSNESS CHARITY
Homelessness charity Emmaus Dover were presented a cheque for £10,000 from students and staff of Dover College, following a series of fundraising activities.
Dover College started fundraising for the charity in the summer, organising a range of activities, including a very successful bake sale, to raise money for the charity. This amazing donation has allowed Emmaus Dover to start plans for a community expansion, to open a new shop and to continue their support for formerly homeless people.
Debra Stevenson, Community Manager at Emmaus Dover, said: “Dover College’s amazing contribution will allow us to expand our community with five additional spaces for those affected by homelessness. We provide a stable home and meaningful work to formerly homeless people, known as companions. We will now have space for 27 companions, helping people off the streets and providing them with the tools they need in order to progress.
“We are extremely grateful for the fundraising students and staff organised on our behalf. This money will make a huge difference to the homeless in Dover and to those we work to support every day.”
Emmaus Dover is one of 25 communities in the UK, working to support companions by providing them with a stable home and meaningful work. Emmaus Dover has two shops and a community. The community and main shop is located at Archcliffe Fort in Dover and the second shop at 47 Northgate in Canterbury.