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Project helping youngsters keep fit and healthy over the summer

A NEW project in Warrington is helping to tackle summer holiday hunger and isolation among young people in the area.
Fit, Fed and Read provides multi-sport activities, reading challenges and workshops about healthy living for youngsters aged six to 16. Each session also includes a free nutritious lunch for all participants.
The project is delivered by LiveWire from Westy Community Centre and Stockton Heath Library, thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund and Big Local.
Neighbourhood engagement officer at LiveWire Paul Flannery said: “School holidays are supposed to be a fun time of year, but for many low income families, it’s a time when children become isolated as there are no free activity programmes on offer, and they are at risk of going hungry because of the lack of free school meals.
“We ran a pilot version of the programme last year, which was really successful, but the funding from the Big Lottery and Big Local means we can provide the project for the whole of the summer break and support more young people to stay active and healthy, whilst they’re not in school or college.”

Go backPosted on 14th August 2017