Barnsley children to enjoy Healthy Holidays again

Barnsley Healthy Holidays are delighted to announce its summer activity programme for 2019, supported by funding from Feeding Britain, Barnsley Council and local donors.

This programme works in partnership with established voluntary community groups, charity partners and Barnsley Council to support healthy summer holidays which are available to hundreds of children and families in 13 venues across the borough.

The summer holiday clubs are part of a national initiative to help ensure the holidays are a fun time and encourage communities to come together to have fun, share some food and be part of their community.

Holiday clubs have a beneficial effect on children’s health, physical activity levels, educational progress and social skills.

Cllr Jenny Platts, Cabinet Spokesperson for Adults and Communities, said: “We are pleased to be working alongside the Food Access Network to deliver fantastic summer activities for children and families across the borough. It is wonderful to see communities coming together to share food and have fun.”

Gary Stott, Programme Chair said, “The summer is a wonderful time of year but places additional pressure on some families. Barnsley is leading the way in developing innovative ways to mix fun activities with great food.

“This is part of our year-round vision that in Barnsley everyone has the right to access the food they need to thrive. To see so many community groups and individuals working together is testimony to the spirit of a town that works hard to see everyone included.”

This news is linked to Town Spirit, our way of working better together. We believe, that if everyone in Barnsley does just one thing, we can make our borough a more welcoming place to live, work, invest and visit.

#LiveIt helps us to support the most vulnerable people, making sure they can access support at the earliest possible stage.

#OwnIt by keeping your own and your family's health at its best, asking for support when you need it and looking out for your friends and neighbours.

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