Cathy Rentzenbrink is our first official charity ambassador, helping us to spread the word that Emmaus is needed in Cornwall to alleviate the serious homelessness problem in the county.
As charity ambassador, Cathy has helped us to launch a series of online events that welcome well-known authors to an hour-long discussion and Q&A session. So far, Cathy has been joined by Raynor Winn and Terry Waite CBE, helping to raise more than £5,700.
Cathy said: “I am delighted and honoured to be the first ambassador for Emmaus Cornwall. I feel very proud to be a part of such an incredible charity and I look forward to supporting them with their work.”
Charlotte Caldwell is on the Emmaus Cornwall Fundraising, Communication and Engagement committee.
Charlotte was a trustee of Emmaus Cornwall for more than seven years and is now a supporter. She works for Cornwall Council as a Community Link Officer and in her spare time is a volunteer director of two youth cafes in Redruth and Helston, which she set up. Back in 2014, she founded a CIC called Citizenship for Life which helps challenged youngsters in Cornwall gain their self-belief back and helps them become good citizens.
Charlotte grew up in Cheshire and studied for her Postgraduate in Management in Staffordshire. She worked for many years in business enterprise in Cheshire and charity fundraising in Lancashire before moving to Cornwall in 2003. Her main hobby is sewing!
Jen Macey is part of the Emmaus Cornwall Fundraising, Communication and Engagement committee. After learning of the severity of the homelessness crisis in Cornwall and reading some of the companions’ stories, Jen became a supporter of the vital work being carried out by Emmaus Cornwall. Jen has more than 10 years’ marketing experience in a variety of different industries with a strong background in strategic planning, communications, event, branding and website management.
Jen grew up on the Isle of Wight so has always relished being close to the beach and surrounded by countryside. She studied International Management and French at the University of Bath, where she found a passion for canoe polo and rugby. She held a volunteer Media Coordinator role on the Bath Rugby Supporters’ Club Committee for several years, liaising with key stakeholders to improve visibility, accessibility and engagement through newsletters, PR and social media.
Jen now lives in North Cornwall with her husband and rescue pup. She enjoys travel, horse riding and exploring the beautiful Cornish coastline.
We have a number of volunteer roles available for people who would like to support our charity, helping us to open the first Emmaus community in Cornwall for people who have been homeless.
Please visit our volunteer page to find out more. If you do not find something you’re interested in, but would like to help in a different way get in touch with us by email.