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Youth Charity MAP Benefits From Donation From Metal Recycler EMR

EMR Norwich, based on Half Moon Way, has partnered with youth charity MAP to enable young people to access their advice services.

MAP, a charity that supports young people between the ages of 11 and 25 throughout Norfolk, offers a range of services covering topics such as mental health, employment, education, young parents, sexual health, gender, drugs and alcohol. The charity’s goal is to provide information, advice, counselling and support, to ensure young people have the skills they need to transition successfully into adult life and achieve their goals.

EMR’s donation will enable five young people to access 1 to 1 support as part of the charity’s advice services, covering the cost of a trained practitioner and equipment.

Simon Sheppard, Operations Manager at EMR Norwich, described why it was important for them to support MAP: “Now more than ever young people are impacted by circumstances outside of their control and these can have a negative impact on their physical and mental health. At EMR it is important for us to work with charities to help young people build brighter futures. I am confident that in working with MAP we will be able to achieve this.”

MAP join a number of charities, social enterprises and community groups which have partnered with EMR through its Young Futures Reimagined programme. Launched in 2020 the programme aims to help young people build brighter futures by providing opportunities which they may not have otherwise had.

Morgan Pickard at MAP added: “We’re thrilled to be able to work with EMR again, and are extremely grateful for their generous support. Opportunities like this are more important than ever, as young people are facing incredibly difficult times at the moment. Having the support of committed, local businesses is a vital step towards helping young people in Norfolk thrive.”

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