News May 2022

CRASH Corporate Patron, VolkerFitzpatrick donate over £24,000 in brand-new furniture to homelessness charity, Emmaus Village Carlton

VolkerFitzpatrick have donated two van loads of modern brand-new furniture worth over £24,000 to homelessness charity, Emmaus Village Carlton in Bedfordshire.

Emmaus gives people who have experienced homelessness a fresh start in life, offering support, meaningful work, and a place to stay for as long as they need it. The six-hectare site located near the small village of Carlton in North Bedfordshire is a popular hub among the local community, with a bistro and three charity shops.

At 42 bedrooms, Emmaus Village Carlton is the biggest homeless accommodation provider in the area. The furniture is already being put to good use in the bedroom accommodation…

“It always means a lot when businesses offer support for our charity, and we’re extremely grateful to VolkerFitzpatrick for this generous donation. I know that the new furniture will make a big difference, helping to ensure our community continues to be a really welcoming environment for those who need it most.”

Angela Foll

Chief Officer at Emmaus Village Carlton

“Emmaus Village Carlton does amazing work to try to help people get their lives back on track. As a leading engineering and construction contractor, VolkerFitzpatrick is always looking at ways to support our local communities, that is why we are a proud Patron of CRASH charity. We are delighted that we can improve a large number of people’s lives with this donation.”

John O’Grady

Commercial Director and at VolkerFitzpatrick

“It always means a lot when businesses offer support for our charity, and we’re extremely grateful to VolkerFitzpatrick for this generous donation. I know that the new furniture will make a big difference, helping to ensure our community continues to be a really welcoming environment for those who need it most.”

Angela Foll

Chief Officer at Emmaus Village Carlton

“Emmaus Village Carlton does amazing work to try to help people get their lives back on track. As a leading engineering and construction contractor, VolkerFitzpatrick is always looking at ways to support our local communities, that is why we are a proud Patron of CRASH charity. We are delighted that we can improve a large number of people’s lives with this donation.”

John O’Grady

Commercial Director and at VolkerFitzpatrick

VolkerFitzpatrick have been a Patron of CRASH charity since 2015, and the team will continue to support Emmaus Village Carlton with the renovation of their chapel building this Summer.

The project will be CRASH’s flagship project in 2022 and will transform the space into a modern workshop where companions (the name Emmaus gives to their residents) can restore furniture and host their popular upcycling workshops.

“We are really looking forward to working with Emmaus Village Carlton on their chapel conversion. A massive thank you to VolkerFitzpatrick who will be leading the build as part of their 100-year anniversary. CRASH is familiar with the great work of Emmaus Village Carlton, and we are looking forward to developing our relationship with the charity and working alongside our Corporate Patron, VolkerFitzpatrick, on what will be CRASH’s largest construction project this year! Watch the space for project updates…”

Niamh McCann

Projects Manager at CRASH

Visit the Emmaus Village Carlton to find out more about what they do.

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