10th Dec, 2019

Activities and free healthy holiday meals for children in Charford, Sidemoor and Catshill this half-term

A BROMSGROVE scheme aimed at getting children active whilst offering them a healthy meal and the chance to meet new friends will return for the October half-term.

After unanimous approval by the full council ‘Active Kitchen’, which started in Sidemoor and was extended to Charford will run in those two areas and Catshill next week.

The sessions provide activities and healthy food in the holidays for children aged between nine and 16 who are eligible for free school meals.

The Charford sessions at St Andrew’s Church run from 12pm to 2pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, October 29, 30 and 31.

In Sidemoor they will be at NewSong Community Church, Broad Street, between 3pm and 5pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, October 29, 30 and 31.

And at Catshill Baptist Church they will be from 12pm to 2pm on Tuesday and Thursday, October 29 and 31.

The original scheme was funded by county councillors Chris Bloore and Luke Mallett and was delivered by the YMCA at Newsong Community Church and St Andrews Church.

All the meals were provided completely free of charge by Life Fork and Spoon, a local supplier of fully cooked dishes.

Sessions are co-ordinated by the district council in partnership with Bromsgrove Rugby Club, West Mercia Police, and Jump Rope UK.

Volunteers to help prepare or serve at Active Kitchen are always needed.

Parents or carers wanting to register their children should speak to Ben and Hayley at The Pod, email the council’s sports development team at sd@bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk or call 01527 64252.

Anyone who can help with sessions can also contact the organisers on the same email address and phone number.

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