13.6 C
Lancashire
Tuesday, July 23, 2024

M&S Deepdale pledges support to Preston homeless charity

Staff members at the Marks & Spencer Deepdale Preston store have selected homelessness charity Emmaus Preston as their upcoming charity of the year.

Each year M&S stores vote for one charity to support through fundraising that’s important to its colleagues, customers and local community. The M&S Deepdale store has nominated Emmaus Preston, a charity that provides a home, work and personal support to people who have experienced homelessness.

Michael Heath, Store Manager at M&S Deepdale Preston, said: “Some of our staff used their charity days to go and work alongside and coach the Emmaus team on giving great customer service. Following on from this the team felt so inspired by the people who work and volunteer for Emmaus, that they decided it would be the charity they wanted to support as a store for the year 2019/2020.

“Over the past few years the store has supported local charities, St Catherine’s Hospice being our current charity. We are all very excited about our partnership with Emmaus and look forward to supporting both financially and in the workplace.”

The M&S charity of the year partnership will involve staff using their paid charity days to help in the local Emmaus stores, fundraising by the staff in store and helping with events and supporting with any training needs from a retail prospective.

Emmaus Preston supports formerly homeless people by providing a home and meaningful work in a community setting. The charity operates three large social enterprises in the city, providing valuable work opportunities whilst generating an income to help sustain the support offered by Emmaus Preston.

Stephen Buchanan, Director of Emmaus Preston, said: “Our Emmaus Preston community is over the moon to have been chose by our local M&S store as their charity of the year. We’re looking forward to the partnership that will hopefully see an exciting programme of fundraising and awareness raising events throughout the year.”

spot_imgspot_img

Latest

Lancashire launches new business board to grow local economy

An independent board has been formed with heads of...

Self-storage for home-based businesses: Expanding without the overhead

Running a home-based business offers numerous advantages, including flexibility,...

Mums who lost children to brain cancer launch heartfelt podcast

They may live 100 miles apart but Karen Kinsella...

Colne man pleads guilty to murdering housemate

A man has admitted to murdering his housemate in...
spot_img

Subscribe to our newsletter

Business Lancashire will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.

Don't miss

Colne gears up to host major British cycling event

Some of the top riders in the country will...

Lancashire charity Unique Kidz celebrates 15 year anniversary

Unique Kidz and Co, a charity providing childcare and...

Urgent callout made for foster carers across Lancashire

A new recruitment hub has been launched to recruit...

Best UK Football Betting Sites For 2024

Football is the UK's biggest and most popular sport....

More News

Free travel for military personnel on Armed Forces Day

Free travel will be available on Stagecoach bus and tram services for military and ex-military personnel on Armed Forces Day. This Saturday is a chance...

Lancaster shop worker fined for selling vape to underage girl

A man working in a Lancaster vape shop has been fined £916 for selling a disposable flavoured vape to a teenager without asking for...

One in three businesses in Lancashire fail test knife purchases

Trading Standards revealed that one in three Lancashire businesses failed their test purchases for knife sales. Operation Sceptre, an operation focusing on knife crime, involved...