As a DL of Gloucestershire Emma was introduced to the Muslim community in Gloucester at a Queen’s Voluntary Awards ceremony and was inspired to set up complimentary sewing classes in Gloucester, a multi cultural city which has historically welcomed refugees from all over the world including recent from Syria and Afghanistan.  Emma met a local lady Aysha Randera who was extremely well connected in the area and together they set up sewing classes in the Emma Willis factory, the company giving free sewing training by Kath Muir.  The new, larger venue for the classes are at the Gloucester Friendship Cafe.