EMR Metal Recycling, which has two sites in Leeds, based on Pontefract Road and Cross Green Industrial Estate, has offered its continued support to the charity, having first partnered with them back in 2019.
With its origins dating back to 1904, the charity has a long history of supporting children from low-income families and those who have experienced neglect or abuse. At its Lineham Farm centre the dedicated team work hard to deliver unforgettable breaks and valuable learning experiences, offering respite from often difficult home lives. During these breaks young people are offered a range of activities from arts and crafts to orienteering, bush craft skills and archery, all of which they may not have had access to otherwise.
Through its Young Futures Reimagined programme, an initiative that helps build brighter futures for young people across the country, EMR has donated £3,000 to allow 12 young people the opportunity to take part in a week of respite activities at Lineham farm.
William Reid, Operations Manager at EMR Leeds stated:
“With the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic families across the region are in need of support more than ever. The role the charity plays in giving children time away from difficult circumstances is invaluable.”
“I have seen first-hand the excellent facilities at Lineham Farm, which give the children the opportunity to be children and take part in exciting activities with their peers. It is these experiences that will help them build the foundations they will need to grow into successful adults.”
Dave Norman from the charity added:
“The support that EMR has, and still provides the charity is invaluable. Because of their support, additional numbers of young people will be able to have some fun, to learn new things and to experience new activities. Brilliant. Thank you.”