Recycle with EMR

Help us raise funds by recycling your metal with EMR!

As part of our partnership with EMR Rochester, based in Medway City Estate, and their new recycling scheme, any scrap metal that is donated in the name of YLF will result in a donation being made to support our services – how amazing! So, from cans to cars, drop your metal recycling to EMR and YLF will benefit from it!

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In addition...

We are excited to share that The Young Lives Foundation also received a boost from a donation given by EMR Rochester!

Following previous support given, the metal recycler gave a further £1000 donation enabling us to support more young people. EMR’s donation will be used to allow six young people between the ages of 12 and 15 years to join a four-day sailing residential. The purpose of this trip is to allow these young people, who are at risk of social exclusion, the chance to experience something within the safety of people who are there to support them. The trip aims to help them grow in confidence, try something new and improve self esteem.

EMR Rochester joined us for a cheque presentation, where Christopher Saville, Operations Manager at EMR Rochester, explained why the site decided to offer continued support:

“Having previously supported the Young Lives Foundation mentoring programmes, I have had the pleasure of seeing the amazing impact the foundation has on young people’s lives within our local community.

Now more than ever, children and young adults find themselves in circumstances that are far beyond their years. By involving them in activities such as the sailing residential, young people are not only able to learn new skills but also have a safe space to talk about anything that may be bothering them. Myself and the team look forward to seeing the positive impact our partnership will continue to have.”

Karen, YLF Fundraising Manager said:

“We are so grateful to EMR for this funding and their ongoing support. The benefit to the young people going on the residential will be huge, not only allowing them to enjoy a new sport they would otherwise not experience, but in the process building their self confidence and self esteem.

As a charity we are experiencing around 40% increase in demand at the current time, particularly within our mentoring and positive activity programmes. This is the result of the pandemic and its impact on the lives of children and families across Kent. We are supporting growing numbers of children and young people who are struggling with re-integrating back into education and social activities, with high levels of anxiety amongst young people. We are grateful to EMR for allowing young people this wonderful opportunity and look forward to sharing stories from those who attended”.

This partnership was created as part of EMR’s Young Futures Reimagined initiative which aims to help young people across the country to build brighter futures. Read more news about EMR here.