Published: 27th July 2022
CoffeeSafe has pledged funds to support children with limited opportunities through the summer school holidays
‘The CoffeeSafe Fund’ is a new initiative setup to provide funded activity and food programme for disadvantaged children to attend Huddersfield Giants Community Trust’s holiday camps.
Throughout the summer holidays 100 fully funded places have been provided to children in South Kirklees in collaboration with The Welcome Centre Food Bank.
Huddersfield Giants Community Trust Activity camps delivered at The Zone consist of mainstream sports, keeping children active, engaged and entertained through the power of sport. The summer camps will run over the next five weeks beginning on Monday 1st August until Friday 3rd September.
All children should have the same opportunities to reach their potential, no matter the circumstances. Research shows that school holidays can create barriers and pressure points for children and families. This can create unhealthy lifestyle choices both physically and socially.
The funded places are in receipt of children on free school meals which will enable children to receive a healthy meal and partake in all their favourite sports, which will help reduce social isolation, keep them active and positive.
Marc Crabtree MD of CoffeeSafe: “The CoffeeSafe team feel strongly that opportunities to be involved in sport and socialising should be available to all children, to enable them to spark those sporting interests and begin new friendships that can go on to form genuine long term rewarding and positive experiences. We are delighted to be able to make this pledge to provide these opportunities to children who may not have the access.”
CoffeeSafe are an official partner of HGCT and support the Huddersfield Giants Women team.
Lisa Darwin CEO of HGCT adds: “After discussions with Marc and the CoffeeSafe team, we all share the same vision to be able to create opportunities and support children in the school holidays. We know that the school break can be a tough time on both individuals and families. With ‘The CoffeeSafe Fund’ we will be able to make a positive impact to children over the summer. Working with The Welcome Centre, the funds will be to support their clients children.”
Emma Greenough, Fundraising Manger of The Welcome Centre adds: “2022 has already proven to be pretty tough for families, however, the summer holidays can bring extra burden and financial stress. With children at home unable to access free school meals and activities often costing quite a lot, The Welcome Centre food bank in Huddersfield is doing what it can to keep kids happy and active this summer.
We’re delighted that they are going to be funding 100 places for our client’s children to enjoy time down at The Zone, burning off some energy and having some fun. For so many of our clients, this would be out of their budget and so they just couldn’t do it. A huge thank you to help make summer fun for the families we support in the Huddersfield community.”