Swindon-based charity boosted by local metal recycling company

By Jessica Durston - 22 August 2022

  • Colin Huntley, General Manager at EMR Swindon, awards donation to STEP Swindon

    Colin Huntley, General Manager at EMR Swindon, awards donation to STEP Swindon

EMR Swindon is continuing its partnership with STEP Swindon - a charity for children and young people - with a donation.

EMR have announced they have donated £3,000 to STEP Swindon.

STEP Swindon, a charity which supports young people (aged 7 – 18 years), offers a safe and supportive environment for young people experiencing isolation and social exclusion due to a poverty, lack of social skills or personal circumstances.

The charity gives support which includes guided group sessions and 1:1 support.

In its second year of partnership, EMR has donated a gift of £3,000, which will enable STEP Swindon to provide 1:1 support for 150 young people.

These sessions aim to help young people to improve their self-esteem and develop coping mechanisms for any mental health issues they may face. The donation was made as part of EMR’s Young Futures Reimagined programme, designed to give young people a better, brighter future.

Johanna Bryant, Project Director at STEP Swindon said: “It’s absolutely amazing that EMR Swindon have decided to generously donate £3,000 to enable us the strengthen the support we offer to vulnerable young people, this donation will make a huge difference to the lives of so many children from across Swindon.”

Colin Huntley, General Manager at EMR Swindon said: “At EMR we are passionate about supporting young people to build brighter futures and helping them to overcome any obstacles they may face.

“STEP Swindon offers a lifeline to young people who are dealing with circumstances outside of their control, providing a safe space to engage in positive discussions and activities. I have no doubt that our donation will help them to change the lives of many young people."

More about STEP Swindon can be found on its website at https://stepswindon.co.uk/

More about EMR can be found on its webpage at https://uk.emrlocal.com/yards/emr-swindon-scrap-metal

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