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Nottingham Forest Community Trust – Free Holiday Clubs return for summer holidays

Thousands of Nottingham children are set to benefit from free holiday clubs again this Summer.

Nottingham Forest Community Trust has launched tickets to Free holiday clubs across Nottingham for the summer holidays. The largest programme in the Trust’s history, Free Fun and Food provides enriching activities and healthy meals to thousands of local children from families who are in receipt of free school meals or could benefit from extra support over the holidays.

The programme aims to reduce social isolation and ensures that attending participants eat healthily and be active over the school holidays, as well as giving them the opportunity to take part in engaging and enriching activities which supports the development of resilience, character, and wellbeing along with their wider educational attainment.

Parents can book places by visiting www.bookwhen.com/free-fun-and-food where all events are listed, and further details provided.

There are a limited number of places available for children who aren’t eligible for free school meals, and these will be allocated on a first come first service basis.

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Councillor Cheryl Barnard, Portfolio Holder for Children, Young People and Schools, said: “The cost-of-living crisis is making it hard for families at the moment, so I’m pleased we can continue to support them with the cost of food this summer. No child should have to go hungry just because schools are closed.

“The holiday clubs will provide fun and enriching activities for Nottingham’s children. We’ve got lots of great providers on board – from small community groups to big well-known names like Nottingham Forest Community Trust, Trent Bridge Community Trust and Nottingham Playhouse. There’s going to be something for all interests and in every area of the city.”

Graham Moran BEM, Chief Executive Officer of Nottingham Forest Community Trust, said: “Nottingham Forest Community Trust is proud to be the lead HAF partner working alongside Nottingham City Council and the Department for Education.

“Over the past year we have supported thousands of children and their families during the school holidays, providing a variety of exciting, engaging activities and a diverse range of healthy food including the provision of 3,500 meals every day, and we’re excited continue this work over the summer.

“Programmes like this showcase the collaborative effort put in by the public, private and third sectors working together, for the good of the city of Nottingham and our local communities.”

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