The programme, one of a number of school holiday clubs run by the charity in the local area, is heavily subsidised to ensure that children from disadvantaged backgrounds are able to take part. Priced at just £7.50 per day, children from five to ten years old take part in a host of sporting sessions, games, competitions and challenges designed to encourage involvement and promote and enable a healthy future. Activities include baseball, badminton, golf, rounders, football, athletics and tennis…plus many more.
YMCA Bournemouth’s Deputy Director, Mark Inkpen, said: “We’re hugely grateful to Asda for this generous donation. Local parents, particularly those on low incomes, can find it extremely difficult to occupy their children constructively during school holidays. Our holiday clubs provide a cost-effective way to keep them healthy and active while easing the pressure on those families.”
The cheque was presented by Dennis Godfrey, Community Champion at Asda Castlepoint, who said:
“As part of the Asda Foundation Healthy Holidays initiative, aimed at providing children across the UK with access to activities and healthy meals during the school holidays. Asda Castlepoint have been delighted to partner with YMCA Bournemouth, who have opened their doors to deliver the programme to such a high standard!”
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