When the Transport team at EMR, one of the world’s largest metal recycling companies, heard a request on Wave 105’s ‘Cash for Kids Appeal’ to support local hospices Naomi House and Jacksplace based in Winchester, they jumped at the chance to show off their vehicles for a good cause.
After hearing the story of 15 year old lorry enthusiast James, who has a rare neurometabolic disorder and has received respite care from the hospice since 2002, EMR driver Dave Randall and Transport Manager Chris Hatch from EMR’s depot in Portsmouth surprised him by taking one of the company’s artic lorries to the hospice.
James had a great morning having his photo taken in the cab and receiving a goodie bag kindly donated by the vehicle’s manufacturer, Scania. “He hasn't stopped talking about it! He loved it. Thank you to everyone for organising such a lovely surprise,” said his mum, Paula.
Transport Manager Chris Hatch commented, “It was our pleasure to take one of our lorries to the hospice and meet James. I would like to say a big thank you to Steve Coleman and the team at Scania Fareham for supplying a great gift bag which added to James’ special day.”