Community360 (C360) have been working with Active Essex who are running a series of activity sessions around the area. C360 have been supporting them through the Holiday Hunger Steering Group.
Holiday Hunger was started a few years ago by The Alec Hunter Academy in Braintree. It provided mental and physical activities followed by a healthy lunch for disadvantaged children. The Steering Group is made up of 12 partners who really wanted to expand the offering further this year, however, new sessions have just been announced and will take place in Braintree, Maldon and Chelmsford.
Funding has been secured for Physical Activity and Food provision to support working families over the summer holiday in every locality across Essex. In addition, we approached Braintree Foodbank who kindly offered to supply ingredients for a minimum of 150 meals and 75 family food parcels.
The partners involved are:-
Eastlight (Greenfields Community Housing + Colne Housing)
Braintree District Council
Braintree Schools Admin
John Bunyan Primary School
Beckers Green Primary School
Alec Hunter Academy
First Stop Centre
Essex County Council
Great Bradfords Junior School
Active Essex have also received funding for 2500 activity packs and 5000 written wellbeing packs. The activity packs are split into three age groups, up to 8 years, 8 – 12 years & over12 years. C360 have collected requests from ten organisations already for 565 activity packs and 656 wellbeing packs and will be helping with the distribution of them.
All details and direct booking links for each area can be found on this landing page: https://www.activeessex.org/summer-holiday-activity-clubs-2020/ They are asking for families to initially only book up a max of 2 weeks to give as many children the opportunity as possible, full details of the timetable can be found below:
|Braintree||Community Iron||6 weeks, 5 days per week
9 – 1pm
9.30 – 1.30pm
10 – 2pm
10.30 – 2.30pm
|Witham Sports Ground
Spinks Lane, Witham, Essex, CM8 1EP
|Chelmsford||Premier Education||6 weeks, 5 days per week
|Broomfield FC, Mill Ln, Broomfield,
w/c 24th August Venue TBC
|Maldon||Premier Education||6 weeks, 5 days per week
|Maldon Saints – Park Dr, Maldon CM9 5JQ|