A local charity has revealed two new additions to its Cambridgeshire community - Betty and Wilma a pair of pigs. The duo will join a clutch of chickens already at home on the spacious Emmaus site near Landbeach.
Alex Mayer MEP who visited to mark the United Nations’ International Day of Charity and met Chief Executive Diane Doherty who explained how Emmaus offers much more than food and shelter to people who become homeless.
The charity helps people to regain their self-esteem by carrying out meaningful work in their social enterprises, providing access to training, employment and support services and encouraging everyone to take a full role in their community through tending the veg plot, caring for chickens and now pigs too.
The two sows were donated by a local Landbeach resident whose garden had become too small.
Alex Mayer MEP said: “I'm delighted to be back here today to celebrate the achievements of this international charity. I knew that Emmaus took unwanted furniture, but I was very surprised to hear they took in two pigs as well. I'm glad they've gone to a great home."
Tara Constable, Emmaus Administration Assistant, said:
"They’re really friendly and love belly rubs; their favourite snack is Cheerios! We can't wait for you all to meet them."