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Charlotte backs LiveWire-run Fit, Fed & Read scheme


Activities from tennis to drama, Lego building to netball were enjoyed by youngsters attending a free school holiday support scheme held during the February Half Term.


The LiveWire-run Fit, Fed & Read scheme that offers families support during the school holidays was held at the Old School in Fairfield and at Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub.

Available to children aged from 7 to 14, Fit, Fed & Read aims to provide structured activities and meals for young people during the school holiday periods when they are not at school.

It aims to reduce isolation, educate, empower and improve the health of those taking part in the sessions.

Charlotte was invited to visit session at Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub where she spoke to some of the youngsters who were attending, before taking part in a game of Dodgeball.


Charlotte Nichols MP said:

"It was great to meet the young people taking part in February’s Fit, Fed and Read scheme. I thoroughly enjoyed our game of Dodgeball.
"Holiday clubs like this are so important. They make sure local children and young people have somewhere to go, something to eat and something to do over the holidays. And, they bring our communities together.
"The Fit, Fed and Read scheme is having a hugely beneficial impact on the health of our young people – increasing physical activity, reducing social isolation over the holidays and providing healthy meals. I hope that many more young people will go on to benefit from future schemes."

Paul Flannery, Community Sports Development Officer for LiveWire said:

“LiveWire leads the way in Warrington with the delivery of regular holiday time Fit, Fed and Read schemes. The team works with some of the hardest to reach young people in the town and aim to instil key life skills, while giving them structure and support at a key stage in their lives.
The February Fit Fed and Read project was a fantastic success. The children involved fully engaged in all of the activities provided. The project was enhanced by the excellent staff team and external deliverers. Feedback from the group was excellent, all of whom said they can’t wait to attend the next project.”