Emmaus Oxford are delighted to launch our Big Give Christmas Challenge 2020 with two new films telling the stories of two companions.

We’re launching Shelly’s story on Tuesday 1 December at 12pm and Darren’s story on Saturday 5 December at the same time. We hope you’ll enjoy these honest and insightful stories about homelessness and change. Thank you so much to Stories for Change and the Lloyds Bank Foundation for making these with us, and please do watch on our Facebook page.

Today is also the launch of our campaign via the Big Give Christmas Challenge. We’re aiming to raise £9500 to provide our companions with essential items and running our weekly outreach sessions for rough sleepers, and for this week only your donations will be doubled.

This has been a year unlike any other for our small charity, and we appreciate the situation is uncertain and difficult for everyone. Donations of any size are hugely appreciated and will be used to keep helping companions like Shelly and Darren.

(Photo copyright: Hazel Thompson 2020)