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Nottingham Academy

Sixth Form Fundraise for Emmanuel House Charity

Nottingham Academy Sixth Form have been fundraising for Emmanuel House, through valentine’s day activities and donations.

Founded in faith in 1976 by Father Roger Killeen, Emmanuel House supports homeless, vulnerable or isolated adults in and around Nottingham.

The centre welcomes up to 90 visitors each weekday and 30-50 on weekends, equating to almost 2000 visits a month, with approximately 200 new visitors each year, all of whom have complex and multiple needs. They provide around 70 hot meals a day and provide basic needs for homeless and vulnerably housed adults in Nottingham, they also provide services including advice and advocacy around tenancies, benefits, mental health support, training and workshops, drug & alcohol support, a daily nurse and a core programme of social activities.

Students in the sixth form developed a plan for how they could contribute to the charity through a cash donation and purchase items that they service was in need of. After consultation with Emmanuel House students shopped for the required items, labelled them and then travelled to Emmanuel House to hand over the donations.