Homelessness charity Emmaus Mossley has announced the winning design for their 25th anniversary badge competition. More than 50 pupils from four Mossley primary schools entered a design competition in celebration of Emmaus Mossley’s 25th anniversary. A panel of judges from the charity selected finalists from each school before voting on the overall winning design.

 A design by 11-year-old Sydney Brown from Milton St John’s C of E Primary School was selected as the competition winner. All finalists received Emmaus gift vouchers to spend in the charity’s Secondhand Superstore and on Friday 2 September, Sydney was invited with her family for a tour of Emmaus Mossley and presented with her design on the finished pin badge. Sydney said: “I feel really happy that my badge design was chosen. I do a lot of art at home and in school and I felt it would be good to enter the competition. I did block letters in art and thought it’d be good to see how they would look on the badge.“The finished badge looks beautiful and I’m really happy with it. Thank you so much to the people at Emmaus for choosing my design.”

Emmaus Mossley supports 26 formerly homeless people by providing them with a home, work, companionship and individual support. The charity opened in 1997 as the first Emmaus community in the North West. Since then, Emmaus Mossley has supported more than 500 people who have experienced homelessness and social exclusion.  

Pupils from Livingstone Primary School, Micklehurst All Saints CE Primary School, Milton St John’s C of E Primary School and St Georges C of E Primary School received a talk about Emmaus at their school and took part in the competition.

To find out more and support Emmaus Mossley head to https://emmaus.org.uk/mossley/.