This Christmas we have once again teamed up with Hyndburn Borough Council to ensure that children who receive free school meals have easy access to free lunches and sports activities over the festive school holidays. Each delivery day will include a healthy lunch and a day of activities including, football, sports, arts & crafts, games, competitions, gardening and lots more.
The Holiday Activities & Food Programme (H.A.F) is a government funded project run through local councils and supported by local providers to provide what’s needed to help the community. The project aims to make free holiday course places available for children who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals during the school holidays aged 6-16.
The H.A.F Programme will run Tuesday 2nd Jan – Friday 5th Jan 2024.
Our project will take place at Stanley Sports Hub, Thorneyholme Road, BB5 6BD from 9-3PM. The children attending will have access to a healthy lunch and sports sessions led by professional coaches in a safe and fun environment.
The project is vital in supporting local families during the school holidays which, for many, is a difficult time due to increased costs and bills. The activities the children can get involved in with the H.A.F Programme are great for developing skills in a friendly and social environment.
Lee Walsh commented, ‘it’s brilliant that we are able to offer this support to local families that can find school holidays a difficult time due to increased food bills or childcare cost. HAF has allowed us to increase our offer to those that need it most. Holiday clubs can have a positive impact on children by enabling them to learn new skills, socialise and enjoy healthy food in a safe environment’.
The project follows successful HAF projects ran over the last 3 years, seeing us engage with over 250 families.
To register your child please fill out the form below that will automatically register your child for the full 4 week project (once you have filled out the form, your place is booked)
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01254 475013