A team of employees from Kellogg’s has completed a transformation to communal areas at homelessness charity Emmaus Salford.
Thirteen staff members from Kellogg’s UK office based at MediaCity UK spent the day painting the communal corridors at Emmaus Salford’s community base in Pendleton – home to 23 people who have experienced homelessness.
Becky Fox, one of the volunteers from Kellogg’s, said: “We were looking for an opportunity that would enable the whole team to volunteer together on one of the two volunteering days that Kellogg’s encourages all of their Salford-based employees to participate in, and Emmaus sounded like a very worthy cause.
“The work that Simon and his team do is truly inspiring, putting innovative ideas and relentless effort into making Emmaus Salford a warm, welcoming and transformative place to live and work. We were delighted to able to lend our practical support to get a big job done quickly, and we all came away humbled by the experience.”
Emmaus Salford supports formerly homeless people by offering a home, meaningful work in a social enterprise and an opportunity to get back on their feet again. The charity operates shops at Fitzwarren Street and Seaford Road in Salford, as well as the Emmaus Emporium in Swinton.
Simon Locke, Community Director of Emmaus Salford, said: “It was great to welcome another team of Kellogg’s volunteers to Emmaus Salford. This latest group completed all the painting we needed, and it has definitely brightened the corridors of our community home. Many thanks to all of the volunteers who took part and to Kellogg’s for their continued support of Emmaus Salford.”