A Morecambe-based IT recycling firm has supported a local youth charity by making a donation to its film club.
ICT Reverse has continued its support for local charity Escape2Make by presenting its young people with refurbished iPads and mobile phones to help with their movie-making.
Escape2Make, based in Lancaster and Morecambe, aims to help all 11-18s in the Lancaster and Morecambe area to escape from boredom, social media, loneliness and any pressure at school or home.
Suzanne Parker, head of marketing at ICT Reverse, attended the charity’s film club to make the presentation.
Jenny Natusch, founder and CEO of Escape2Make, said: “More than ever, 11-18-year-olds urgently need more opportunities to express themselves and socialise with each other in a safe environment away from the pressures of social media.
“We are so grateful to the ICT Reverse team for the donation of equipment to support our film club. This will help the young people who are part of this club take their film making to the next level and produce some truly spectacular movies! We’re so excited to see what they make and to develop a long-lasting partnership with ICT Reverse.”
The weekly workshops and courses are designed to help young people make things, make friends, and make a difference in the community.
The charity has supported over 900 youngsters since 2019 and is a beacon of hope in a world where so many young people feel lonely, afraid and isolated.
Recent statistics suggest that one in four teenagers currently have a probable mental health problem. Suicide rates among under 18s have risen by 1/3 and 73 per cent of young people spend their free time on screens.
The group is gearing up for its Heritage Market Festival on Sunday December 17 in Lancaster.
Suzanne Parker said: “Escape2Make is a fantastic organisation that makes a massive difference for the community and a group we love to support. It was great to attend this week’s film club.
"They were having so much fun planning their next script, preparing props and costumes. They were so welcoming and grateful for the donated tech”.
ICT Reverse, based on the White Lund Industrial Estate in Morecambe, is one of the UK’s leading IT recycling companies and continues to focus on its important goal of reducing e-waste. The company has previously donated refurbished technology to Escape2Make including mobile phones for their summer programme of events.