Rochdale based metal recycler EMR shows its support for local young people

Date published: 05 March 2022

EMR Rochdale, on Uncouth Road, has extended support to young people in a partnership with local charity, Rochdale Connections Trust.

Having been founded in 1997, Rochdale Connections trust has a long history of supporting families throughout the town. Their aim is to combat disengagement in younger generations by offering a number of targeted intervention strategies including mentoring, youth clubs and programmes such as happy children and healthy relationships.

The metal recycler, which opened its first site in the town in the 1950s, has offered a donation to support the trust’s youth mentoring programme.

This will enable 40 young people between the ages of 14 and 24 years to receive one-to-one support from a volunteer mentor.

Jordan Reddaway, Operations Manager at EMR Rochdale explained the decision to join forces with Rochdale Connections Trust: “EMR is based in the heart of Rochdale and it is important to myself and the team that we are able to support young people in the local area in building bright futures.

“The support that Bev and the team gives to young people offers them development opportunities they may not have otherwise had. This ultimately changes their direction and gives them the tools they need to transition into adult life.

“We look forward to working with Rochdale Connections Trust and supporting them in their vital work.”

Launched in 2020, EMR’s Young Futures Reimagined initiative aims to support young people across the country to build brighter futures. In 2021, the metal recycler supported over 40 projects across the UK.

Bev Place, of New Opportunities Project, added: “We are absolutely thrilled to be working in collaboration with EMR, Rochdale.

“Their focus on supporting young people to achieve their potential aligns perfectly with the values of RCT and with EMR’s support we are keen to help even more young people go on to lead productive and fulfilling lives.”

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