Construction colleagues pick up paint brushes to help Coventry homelessness charity - The Coventry Observer

10th Aug, 2022

Construction colleagues pick up paint brushes to help Coventry homelessness charity

Ryan Smith 3rd Jul, 2022

EMPLOYEES from construction company Stepnell recently gave up a day to volunteer at local homelessness charity Emmaus Coventry and Warwickshire.

The Stepnell team helped Emmaus to redecorate four bathrooms at its accommodation in Binley, where they painted the walls and woodwork.

Emmaus supports people who have experienced homelessness by giving them a home and meaningful work to help them to grow their confidence and rebuild their lives.

Emmaus is Stepnell’s charity partner and they help them through fundraising, volunteering and raising awareness of their work.

Stepnell’s Social Value and Engagement Manager Elaine Kendall said: “Our team was delighted to lend a hand to help improve facilities at Emmaus Coventry & Warwickshire, in support of all the fantastic work that they do to help end homelessness.

“Not only was the day a great team-building exercise, but it was a very rewarding experience for colleagues, who are already asking when the next volunteering day with Emmaus will be.”

Emmaus Coventry and Warwickshire chief executive Julian Price added: “The volunteers have helped to make our accommodation feel more like home, which is a very important thing.”

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