Local charity, inspire+ is continuing to support identified children through their Move and Food project both in Grantham and Stamford during the run up to Christmas.
Grantham started on the 14th December with hot meals and active challenges being delivered to families in the Earlsfield estate in the evenings. Some of these children have been identified as not receiving free school meals at schools but due to the continuing pandemic their families have been pushed into hardship. Stamford commenced on Monday the 20th December with children coming to Bluecoat school to access active fun sessions run by inspire+ staff and then served a hot nutritious meal. All families of children involved will be receiving a bumper food hamper before Christmas.
CEO and Founder Vincent Brittain stated ‘we are really pleased to be providing this support at a time when some families are really struggling to make ends meet. For this holiday period we have been able to secure funding and support from the ASDA Foundation, Cllr Lee Steptoe, Second Helpings Stamford, Totemic, Tackling inequalities through Active Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire Emergency Assistance Scheme: Small Grants Scheme and to these organisations we are truly thankful for their generosity.
Chris Graves, Operations Manager at inspire+ said ‘it has been truly heart warming to see the smiles from the children and the gratitude from parents for us being able to provide activity clubs to help keep their children active and support with food for the festive period. The power of physical activity has such a great impact to all of us, this is a project we hope to continue for a long time to come!’
Olivia and Toby, pupils from The Bluecoat Primary School in Stamford said how much fun the clubs have been in the build up to Christmas. They have ‘loved the variety of sports and activities and the hot lunchtime meals provided have been delicious.’