29 August 2014
When Shoreham Port heard the news that local charity Emmaus were fundraising for a new tractor to maintain their grounds at their site in Portslade, they were only too happy to help. Understanding the importance of machinery in the workplace, the Port fully sympathised with Emmaus’s predicament of a having a broken down tractor.
Christine Squince, Chief Executive of Emmaus Brighton and Hove commented “We are delighted Shoreham Port has awarded a very generous grant to the Emmaus Brighton & Hove Community which will enable us to purchase a new tractor and grass cutter which will replace the very old and well used one we’ve had for many years.”
Christine continued “It will be used to maintain the extensive grounds at our site in Portslade which are used throughout the year by Companions who live at the Community, as well as by the many visitors and customers who use the Community for shopping, food and drink, as well as to enjoy the lovely outside spaces and grounds. The new tractor will be well used and much appreciated by the people who tend to the grounds in the coming years.”
Rodney Lunn, Chief Executive at Shoreham Port added “We are delighted to be able to support Emmaus in this way. The charity performs life changing work across the country and it is great that we can help our local site in Portslade. Emmaus recently opened up a new shop virtually opposite our offices and it is fantastic to see the shop doing so well.”
If you would like to find out more about Emmaus or to donate to the charity please visit www.emmaus.org.uk.