Bedford Company Helps Young Carers

EMR Bedford partnership with Carers in Bedfordshire

EMR Bedford has demonstrated its continued commitment to supporting young carers in Bedfordshire.

The metal recycling company has donated more than £1k to Carers in Bedfordshire. This will go towards funding respite activities for young carers, to give them a much-needed break from their caring responsibilities.

Andrew Newell, General Manager at EMR Bedford, commented on the continued partnership. He said: “For young people, caring for a loved one can mean that they miss out on all of the fun activities that many of us experienced as we grew up.

“Myself and the team are proud to be able to support Carers in Bedfordshire in the vital work they do to offer respite activities to young people, to deal with the pressures of their caring responsibilities.

“It will also enable them to spend time with their peers, creating friendships which will offer a vital lifeline as they grow into young adults.”

Janice Styles, Young Carer Lead at Carers in Bedfordshire, explained the difference EMR’s donation will make. She said: “We are very grateful to EMR. The donation will benefit young carers’ allowing them to take part in our planned activities at soft play for the younger carers and at an obstacle course recreation centre for the older children. 

“It’s a chance for them to blow off steam, be children again and meet up with other young carers who understand what each other is going through in a fun environment.”

Having launched in 2020, EMR’s Young Futures Reimagined programme has seen EMR support over 40 causes across the UK. The programme aims to help young people to build bright futures by offering resources that may not be readily available to them.

To find out more about how we support young carers visit www.carersinbeds.org.uk/young-carers.

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