EMR Plymouth, based on Faraday Road, has joined forces with Plymouth Children in Poverty to support the charity in its aim of eradicating poverty within the city.
Plymouth Children in Poverty, run by the Plymouth Drake Foundation and partners, offers a number of meaningful projects and interventions with the aim of overcoming child poverty. Their aim is to assist young people through childhood to adulthood and into employment, improving their health and wellbeing by raising their aspirations, self-esteem and confidence.
EMR has donated £1,000 as part of EMR’s Young Futures Reimagined programme, which will be used to allow more young people to take part in the National Citizens Service Summer School. The annual project prepares young people for the adult world, helping them build their independence and develop key life skills. On completion they are provided with a certificate which can be used to support applications for college and university.
Damon Kinnair, Operations Manager at EMR Plymouth said:
“As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people find themselves living in poverty through no fault of their own, so the role that Plymouth Children in Poverty plays in the community is more important than ever.
“In being able to attend the National Citizens Service Summer School, young people will build positive relationships with their peers and develop skills which they will use for years to come. We look forward to seeing the positive impact that this donation will have in helping young people overcome the challenges that they face.”
EMR’s Young Futures Reimagined programme, launched in 2020, aims to support young people up and down the country who are impacted by circumstances beyond their control. We partner with local charities which offer individuals opportunities that may otherwise have been unattainable./p>
Maurice West, Plymouth Children in Poverty, added:
“We are delighted to welcome EMR Plymouth as a valued partner in our efforts to help young people in our city realise their potential and improve their personal circumstances. We look forward to building a long lasting relationship with EMR Plymouth and creating and developing new projects with them to further help these young people.
“As part of our Plymouth Children in Poverty initiative we are developing a roadmap for the journey through childhood with a growing number of projects and interventions spread through the years of primary and secondary education that assists and enhances the development of these young people during their formative years and into adulthood.
“The National Citizen Service course is an established project that is proven to provide long lasting benefits for those that attend. Helping develop confidence, communication skills and team building as well as realising the benefits of team working and the satisfaction of giving back to their community. Our aim is to remove the financial barrier wherever possible, to encourage as many young people as possible to attend.”