Memories Event at Emmaus Mossley
Monday 23rd November 2015 @ 09:34 by Lee Wild
Mossley & Saddleworth News

Emmaus Mossley – a charity that supports formerly homeless people – is hosting a special evening event on Thursday, November 19, allowing customers to take a trip down memory lane.

The ‘memories’ themed event aims to celebrate all things Emmaus Mossley and will take place at their
second hand superstore on Queen Street in Mossley.

The evening event will include a talk by Terry Waite CBE (pictured below), vintage displays, a charity auction, the opening of a new café area, Mossley heritage displays, magician, Magic Frank and live music.

Visitors will get the chance to buy collectables and rare vintage items (pictured above right) that are not normally on the shop floor. The charity sale will include furniture, clothes, collectables, items from the 50s, 60s and 70s, musical instruments, vintage tools as well as art and upcycled goods.

Hazel Hodkinson, shop manager at Emmaus Mossley, said: “As with our previous evening events, we have been saving up our most weird, wonderful and interesting items.

“From stuffed sewing boxes, family photo albums and vinyl music collections to vintage dressers, solid oak tables and stylish furniture from the 60s and 70s – Emmaus Mossley sees it all! Putting these items on display and out for sale on one evening event will hopefully give everyone a chance of finding that unique pre-loved item to purchase and treasure.”

The event is a follow up to other successful evening events held at Emmaus Mossley earlier this year.

Companions – formerly homeless people who live and work at Emmaus, staff and volunteers handpick the best vintage items and create unique displays to show off what Emmaus Mossley has to offer.

Dennis Morton, companion at Emmaus Mossley, said: “I’m really looking forward to getting involved on the night and meeting old and new supporters of Emmaus. I’ve met Terry Waite a few times and it will be nice to welcome him back to our community and have a catch up.”

Emmaus Mossley is one of 25 Emmaus communities across the UK. Emmaus supports formerly homeless people by giving them a home, meaningful work in a social enterprise and an opportunity to regain lost self-esteem to help rebuild their lives.

The ‘Memory Lane’ event will take place on Thursday November 19, from 6pm at Emmaus Mossley, Longlands Mill, Queen Street, Mossley OL5 9AH.

To find out more or support Emmaus Mossley head to If you would like to get involved or donate an item, call 01457 838608.

Photo courtesy of Steve Reynolds