YOU never know who you might run into when you’re browsing for a bargain at local homeless charity Emmaus Sheffield!
Visitors to the charity’s Cadman Street second hand superstore were delighted when they spotted Emmaus UK President Terry Waite among the furniture and bric-a-brac.
The humanitarian and author – still best known for his time held as a hostage in Lebanon – made an unscheduled visit to Emmaus Sheffield, a drug and alcohol free project that provides a home, support and work for previously homeless people in the city.
“Terry’s visit was a fantastic surprise for us all,” said Emmaus Sheffield Chief Executive Graham Bostock.
“He spent several hours with us, taking a tour of the project, spending time with companions and staff, and sharing a few stories of his experiences.”
“Terry has been a great friend to Emmaus Sheffield and it was marvellous to see him again – he was very encouraging about everything we are achieving here.”
“Before he left Terry, and his PA Jenny were even brave enough to take a ride in our famous Emmaus Sheffield Tuk Tuk.”
To find out more about the work of Emmaus Sheffield simply visit www.emmaus-sheffield.org.uk