Emmaus Dover’s mission to raise £250,000

Published on August 11th, 2020


Health and Well Being | Support for the Community

Dover Emmaus, based at Archcliffe Fort, is continuing its efforts to raise £250,000 towards its Building a Better Future project, following a £10,000 donation from The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust.

The project aims to secure the long-term future and sustainability of Emmaus Dover, investing in new facilities to create more opportunities for its residents, to increase revenue and provide new income streams, as well as protecting an historical place of interest for people living, working and visiting Dover.

The project will be delivered in four phases, each of which must be completed before the next stage can begin. Phase one of the Building a Better Future project is to build a new modern workshop for repairing and up-scaling furniture for resale and refurbish the existing workshop space to become a new warehouse, PAT testing area and storage facilities.

A spokesperson for Emmaus Dover said: “We are grateful to The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust for their support for this project. Our Building a Better Future project will ensure that we can continue to support people who have been homeless and socially excluded by providing a home, training and the opportunity to work.”

Emmaus is now very close to realising its target but donations can still be made via the website at https://emmaus.org.uk/dover/building-a-better-future-fundraising-appeal/

It is hoped to begin work in the autumn with an expected completion date of early 2021.

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