Leeds Children’s Charity at Lineham Farm benefits from the continued support of EMR Metal Recycling

EMR Metal Recycling which has two sites in Leeds, based on Pontefract Road and Cross Green Industrial Estate, has reaffirmed its support to Leeds Children’s Charity at Lineham Farm.

2022-08-17
Leeds Children's Charity receiving donation.

The charity, which supports young people throughout the city of Leeds, offers respite to individuals who are experiencing difficult circumstances outside of their control. Whilst on the farm young people can take part in a number of tasks from arts and crafts, orienteering and bushcraft skills, to archery, cycling and team games. On average, the charity supports and works with over 2000 young people each year.

In the third year of partnership, EMR’s Leeds sites have offered a £3,000 donation to Leeds Children’s Charity. This will be used to enable 12 young people between the ages of 8 and 11 years to take part in a week of respite activities at the Lineham Farm facility.

Jenny Jones of Leeds Children’s Charity at Lineham Farm commented:

“We’re enormously proud to call EMR one of our Business Heroes. Whilst walking around the farm the past few weeks, and witnessing the enjoyment, enthusiasm, and smiles on all of the children’s faces it is a heart-warming reminder of how important continued support like this is, for the children of Leeds. A break at Lineham Farm is filled with adventure, fun and learning in a safe and happy environment – it’s childhood as it should be!”

Billy Reid, General Manager at EMR Leeds, added:

“Over recent years myself and the team have developed a close relationship with Leeds Children’s Charity and witnessed the incredible impact that they have on young people's lives.

“In allowing young people to take time away from difficult circumstances, it enables them to spend time with their peers and enjoy their youth. This undoubtably helps them to grow into successful adults.”

This partnership was created as part of EMR’s Young Futures Reimagined programme, an initiative which see’s each of EMR’s metal recycling sites partner with local charities, social enterprises, schools and community groups, to offer opportunities to young people who may not otherwise have access to them.