EMR Plymouth announces the second year of its partnership with Plymouth Children in Poverty, a set of initiatives delivered by the Plymouth Drake Foundation and partners.
The main aim of Plymouth Children in Poverty is to eradicate poverty throughout the city. With a mission statement of ‘It isn’t about giving a hand out; it is about giving a hand up’, the charity supports a number of programmes that help young people through childhood to adulthood and into employment.
EMR Plymouth will once again enable young people aged 16 and 17 to attend the two week National Citizen Service (NCS) summer school. Helping young people to build their confidence and develop life skills, the annual project allows them to socialise with their peers and develop new relationships.
The partnership was developed as part of EMR’s Young Futures Reimagined programme, an initiative which aims to see all of EMR’s UK sites partner with local charities in order to help young people build bright futures.
Damon Kinnair, Operations Manager at EMR Plymouth, added: “Having supported Plymouth Children in Poverty back in 2021, myself and the team at EMR have witnessed the amazing work that they do in providing young people with opportunities which otherwise be unavailable to them.”
“Through no fault of their own, children often lack access to the resources they need to help them transition into a successful adult life. Access to the NCS Summer School opens the door to new opportunities, which these young people will take with them as they grow.”
Kerry Bidewell of Plymouth Children in poverty shared her thoughts on the partnership: “A huge thank you to the team at EMR Plymouth and the EMR Young Futures team, one donation is always greatly appreciated but a second substantial donation is such an endorsement of the work we are doing. I cannot wait to share the various impacts this vital donation will make…they will be far reaching!”