VOLUNTEERS and staff from Acton Homeless Concern are celebrating the unveiling of renovation work at Emmaus House.

Work was completed by the site team from Barratt London’s nearby development, Western Circus.

The housebuilder also presented the charity with a cheque for £10,000.

Emmaus House provides services like takeaway hot lunches and food for evening and weekend meals, next-day clothing, household items and toiletries plus foodbank vouchers.

It is also the base for support calls for elderly clients and volunteers, GP appointments, advice on emergency accommodation, legal issues and benefit appeals.

Karen McDonagh, chair of trustees, said: “The transformation of our beloved Emmaus House is beyond what I ever imagined possible.”

Father Fergal Maguire, from Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Church, added: “It will hopefully feel much more inviting for visitors who need our support.”

The £10,000 donation is part of a wider £50,000 donation from Barratt London, split across five charities this Christmas.

Ealing Central and Acton MP Rupa Huq was a guest at the unveiling.

To find out more about Acton Homeless Concern or to become a volunteer, call 020 8992 5768 or visit www.actonhomelessconcern.org