Duchess of Cornwall praises homeless charity

HRH the Duchess of Cornwall has praised a “special” charity that helps get homeless people back on their feet.

Supporters of Emmaus Village Carlton said they were “delighted” to take Camilla on a tour of their facilities during her visit today.

The Duchess met with chairman Michael Heap and chief executive Simon Grainge while touring the Christmas pop-up shops, warehouse and bistro at the north Bedfordshire-based charity.

Her Royal Highness also attended a reception to unveil a plaque and sign the visitors book.

The first Emmaus community opened in 1992 and there are now 25 communities spread across the UK, supporting around 673 formerly homeless people.

The charity provides them with a home for as long as they need it and gives them meaningful work.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall visits Emmaus Village Carlton

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall visits Emmaus Village Carlton

BY 2020, Emmaus hopes to support around 1,000 homeless people.

In a tweet sent out by Clarence House, the Duchess said: “Thank you all for doing a fantastic job for a very special organisation.”