Great Expectations event brings style to Emmaus Mossley

A STUNNING evening of vintage fashion, furniture and a charity auction was hosted by Emmaus Mossley to raise money and awareness of the charity.

Emmaus Mossley, which supporting previously homeless people, opened its doors for its first ever evening event, themed to Charles Dickens’ novel Great Expectations due to the eccentric collection of items for sale.

Companions, staff and volunteers worked tirelessly to handpick the best vintage items and create unique displays to show off what Emmaus Mossley has to offer.

Items included second-hand clothes, designer furniture, antiques and other unusual good donated to the charity.

The evening event also included a charity auction where items such as a unique Japanese kimono, original Bush radio and 1950s kitchenette were sold.

Jo Haigh, who attended the event with her mum, commented: “I thought it was a great event, it was well planned and organised and the place was full of inspiration and creativity.

“Hopefully it made plenty of money for the fabulous charity Emmaus. I took my mum for a pre Mother’s Day treat and she loved it. It was Emmauzing!”

Emmaus Mossley is one of 24 Emmaus communities in the UK. The charity supports people who have experienced homelessness by providing them with a home and meaningful work.

Each Emmaus community has at least one shop or social enterprise, with many running successful cafés, shops, gardening projects and removal companies.

The charity is fully self-sustaining by collecting and selling donated goods such as furniture, bric-a-brac, antiques, electrical appliances, clothing, books and toys.

Hazel Hodkinson, Shop Manager at Emmaus Mossley, said: “The event was a great success and it was nice seeing so many new faces visiting.

“We’ve been wanting to host an evening event for some time so it I was delighted with the effort the team put in to making it happen. We’ll definitely look to do another one.”

Find Emmaus Mossley second-hand superstore at Longlands Mill, Queen Street, Mossley, OL5 9AH or visit their website.

To support Emmaus or donate an item, contact the shop on 01457 838608 or call in.

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