Preston North End Community and Education Trust [PNECET] provided 100 places to primary school children who are eligible for free school meals during the Easter half-term with the provision of exciting physical activity opportunities and daily free meals through the Get Stuck In programme.
Get Stuck In is a free programme coordinated by Lancashire charity Spring North, which aims to provide a positive impact on the lives of children and young people by challenging societal inequalities and disadvantages through its work.
PNECET was one of 11 providers of the Get Stuck In programme in Preston, with its free holiday club offer running for four days during the Easter break.
Activities included the opportunity for primary school children to participate in multi-sports games and arts and crafts challenges, while they also enjoyed one day at Deepdale to experience an extensive tour of the stadium.
Hundreds of meals were provided for children across the four days of delivery, which also included healthy and nutritious snacks to support children’s health.
Head of Health and Wellbeing Jessica Riley said: “It was incredibly important for us to be involved in delivering the Get Stuck In programme once again this Easter as we continue to tackle some of the health inequalities impacting our communities.
“The Get Stuck In programme allows us to provide support for children outside of term time who ordinarily access free school meals while they are at school.
“We were pleased on this occasion to not only support the children with the provision of free food and physical activity, but to be able to utilise the power and appeal of Preston North End with ground tours of our inspiring stadium has been fantastic for the children.
“We look forward to delivering more programmes of this kind in the future while continuing to inspire future generations of Preston North End supporters.”
For more information about the programme, please visit https://getstuckin.org.uk/preston-holiday-clubs/.