Diary of a Sutton Councillor

Welcoming Emmaus to Wallington

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This week Cllr Ruth Dombey and I visited Emmaus, the homelessness charity that has taken over the Missionary Mart operations in Wallington.

Based in Lambeth the charity provides not just accommodation for ex-rough sleepers, called ‘Companions’ but a community and work opportunities so they can start to rebuild their lives.

The charity generates income via a social enterprise selling second-hand goods, which is also a source of work for the companions, and other local volunteers.

The charity has also taken on a shop in Carshalton.

Their warehouse in Wallington, 105 Stafford Road, has a wide range of secondhand furniture, bric a brac and clothes. Feel free to pop in and look around, and hopefully make a purchase.

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December 7, 2016 Posted by | Information | , , | 1 Comment

   

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