Following the delivery of the first free Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) programmes last summer, the Trust have delivered a total of three camps across Wyre over the Easter holidays at the following venues; Flakefleet Primary School, Shakespeare Primary School and Poolfoot Farm, offering a range of sporting and artistic activities with food provided to engage children. Lunches have been provided each day by Cozy Corner, based in Thornton Cleveleys.
The project which is funded by the Department for Education, the clubs are supported by Wyre Council, free of charge for primary and secondary aged school children who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals.
Community Cohesion & Inclusion Manager, John Hartley, explained, “We’ve been really pleased with how HAF has ran this Easter, particularly the attendance of the children involved, with all having a great time. We offer more than just football, we’re supporting young people with their aspirations and assisting families within the local area.”
Councillor Lynne Bowen, Portfolio Holder for Health and Community Engagement, commented, “The Holiday Activity and Food clubs this Easter have been really successful and it has been great to see many children participating and enjoying themselves in a supportive and local provision. It’s great to see the programme continuing from its initial launch in 2021 and that children that participated last year have returned. We hope the children attending this Easter’s programme will be just as inspired to take on a new activity.”