Naturesave Trust has granted £2000 of funding to support Emmaus Suffolk’s creative
wellbeing hubs in Ipswich and Felixstowe.
The funding kindly provided by the Trust will be used at creative upcycling hubs held by
Emmaus Suffolk to purchase new resources including paint and craft materials. In the hubs,
attendees transform unwanted furniture that would otherwise go to waste and create
unique and bespoke pieces.
Emmaus Suffolk works with vulnerable, socially isolated people and those at risk of
homelessness across Ipswich, Felixstowe, and Suffolk. Emmaus offers supported housing for
people who have experienced homelessness or housing insecurity, work and volunteering
opportunities, and regular wellbeing support sessions called hubs.
The charity’s free-to-attend hubs provide a welcoming environment where attendees can
get involved in creative upcycling projects, meet other people in their local community, and
receive support from the Emmaus team.
Claire Staddon shares “We’re incredibly grateful to Naturesave Trust for their support of our
hubs. Upcycling is a very therapeutic activity for many of our hub attendees and, with the
trust’s support, we can ensure we have quality resources for them to use. We have seen an
increase in attendance across all our Hubs and this funding will be a real boost.”
Emmaus recently extended their popular Kids and Carers Hub based at their Community
Café, The Royal Oak offering an extra session for local parents and children to come
together and connect with other families.
Emmaus Suffolk is a charity which works with vulnerable, socially isolated people and those at risk of homelessness across the county. You can learn more about the charity here.