Dexion shelving gets upcycled
Constructor Group UK Ltd were happy to help the Hastings and Rother branch of Emmaus, a charity that helps the homeless get back on to their feet by providing a place to live and work.
When Hastings Council relocated the registry office from Summerfields to the Town Hall they donated a large amount of office equipment. The Dexion shelving, that had for many reliable years been used to store documents at the registry, was taken to the Emmaus charity shop and re-used to display their ornaments and artifacts. However, as additional shelving was required, Business Manager Mark Cameron of Emmaus approached Dexion directly. Upon understanding how the Dexion shelving had benefitted the charity, Dexion offered to donate a further 18 metres of shelving. This enabled the shop to greatly expand their displays on the upper floor and freed up existing shelf units which were moved to their new shop in Battle.
How Emmaus works
There are currently 25 Emmaus communities spread across the UK, providing a home and meaningful work to around 623 formerly homeless people. There are also a further seven groups working to establish new communities. We are working towards a target of being able to offer 750 companion places by 2017.