A HOMELESSNESS charity received a special tree from the Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC).
Emmaus Brighton and Hove has joined over 300 organizations from across the UK who were recently announced by the QGC as recipients of the trees on behalf of the Queen, presented in a pot embossed with Her Majesty’s cipher.
Presented by Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex Andrew Blackman, the tree will be planted during a special ceremony at the parish site in Portslade, outside Hove.
The tree will become part of the living legacy honoring the late monarch and joins over a million trees already planted across the UK as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy.
Emmaus Brighton and Hove Chief Executive Karen Chapman said: “We are delighted to have been selected for this honour. We have worked for the last 25 years to support people who have experienced homelessness by providing them with a home, meaningful work experience and support and we are very proud of this recognition.
“We hope that the tree will be a living testament to our work for many, many years to come.”
Emmaus Brighton and Hove offers up to 57 people who have experienced homelessness a home for as long as they need it and meaningful work in its social enterprises.
Portslade’s charity superstore is a second-hand and vintage shopping destination with furniture, vintage clothing, homegrown plants and a popular coffee shop.
His work places a strong emphasis on sustainability, as kitchen waste is recycled in the in-house composter and everything sold in the stores is either made locally or second-hand.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/23018040.emmaus-brighton-hove-gifted-tree-queens-green-canopy/?ref=rss Emmaus Brighton and Hove got a tree from the Queen’s Green Canopy