Tilia Homes has announced a partnership with national homeless charity Emmaus, with the housebuilder aiming to donate £80,000 through staff fundraising and corporate fund-matching within the first year.
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.
Chief Executive Nigel Greenaway commented: “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.
For further information on Emmaus, visit emmaus.org.uk