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Emmaus man walking to Paris

 
May 10th 2012
 

Francis (right), with fellow Emmaus resident Billy

 

Francis, a former rough sleeper and resident of Emmaus Gloucestershire, is on a sponsored walk Paris to raise money for the charity that helped him.

On 1 June, Francis, with another Emmaus resident Billy (pictured), will set out on the 276 mile walk to the French capital. It’s a gruelling task, but walking 15 miles a day they should reach their target in 20 days, using Emmaus communities along the way for support. Francis, who ended up homeless after multiple personal tragedies, finally found support and peace with the Gloucester branch of the international charity.

Now he wants to give something back. Speaking on the charity’s work, he said: “I initially found it very hard to integrate socially again, and sometimes still do despite the months I have been here, but working in Emmaus’s Stroud shop has been my salvation. Praise should be heaped on the staff and residents at Emmaus Gloucester for the unstinting support they have given me throughout my stay.”

• Find out more at www.emmaus.org.uk

 
 
 

May 2012

 

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Homeless drop “not credible”

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Homeless residents sue US city

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Emmaus man walking to Paris

Homeless soldiers?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢ charity criticised for BNP links

Homeless candidate steps down from Orlando election race

US hotspots surveyed

 

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