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Trust deliver free Holiday, Activity, and Food (HAF) programmes at sports camps

16 April 2022

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Following the delivery of the first free Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) programmes last summer, the Trust have delivered to a total of three camps across Wyre over the Easter holidays.

They’ve been trekking around the local area, at Flakefleet Primary, Shakespeare Primary, and Poolfoot Farm, and have offered a range of sporting and artistic activities with food provided to engage children, with lunches being provided by Cozy Corner, based in Thornton-Cleveleys.

The project, which is funded by the Department for Education, allows clubs that are supported by Wyre Council, to deliver food free of charge for primary and secondary aged school children who are eligible for benefits-related meals.

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John Hartley, Cohesion & Inclusion Manager at our Community Trust, 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 programme will be just as inspired to take on a new activity.”

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