Local metal recycler EMR, which has two Tilbury sites; EMR East Tilbury and EMR Tilbury Dock, have continued its commitment to the local community by donating £2,000 to the Tilbury Riverside Project. The funds were dedicated to organising the highly anticipated annual event 'Tilbury's Picnic in the Park', bringing a day of celebrations and fun to residents.
The event, which was held on Anchor Field and organised by Tilbury Riverside Project, took place on the 9th of August and was free to members of the local community. The Tilbury Riverside Project is renowned for its commitment to economic, social, and environmental initiatives in the area. Since it was established by Peter Hewitt in 1992, Tilbury Riverside Project has been at the forefront of cultural regeneration in Tilbury and its surrounding region, and through many initiatives, from planting gardens to events including Picnic in the Park, the project has made a huge positive impact.
On the day of the event, adults and children alike enjoyed a fair, music, face painting, games, and an array of stalls from small businesses, and food and drink vendors local to Tilbury. The investment from EMR helped to cover the cost of the stage, entertainment, rides and first aiders, ensuring that the event continued to be free of charge to local people.
This donation marks the third time that EMR has supported the Tilbury event, with a cumulative contribution of £6,000 over the last few years.
Darrell Rose, General Manager at EMR Tilbury, said:
"At EMR, we firmly believe in the power of community engagement and the positive influence it can have on people's lives.
"We were delighted to be able to continue to support Annie and the amazing team at Tilbury Riverside Project and contribute to 'Tilbury's Picnic in the Park' once again. This annual event not only fosters a sense of togetherness, but also enhances the wellbeing of residents, as well as providing an economic boost to local businesses, which is so important."
Annie O’Brien of Tilbury Riverside Project commented:
“The Tilbury Riverside Project were delighted that EMR sponsored the Tilbury community event Picnic in the Park again this year. EMR continues to be a support to the project and the events they arrange for the Tilbury community. Myself and Chairman, Les Morgan, would like to say a very big thank you to EMR.”