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Healthy holidays for children in Hackney

22 July 2019
Children will enjoy a range of exciting events over the summer break.

A Hackney holiday club has a host of exciting events lined up to help children keep fit and healthy over the summer break.

Jumping Beans, a voluntary community project based in Hackney, is running a series of activity days thanks to funding from Sanctuary Housing.

Taking place at Victoria Park Community Centre, in Gore Road, the sessions will teach children aged 5-11 about the importance of healthy eating and good nutrition.

Working with Jareth Mills, head chef at popular London restaurant The Roebuck, children will learn how to cook healthy meals using homegrown ingredients and ways to reduce the amount of food going to waste.

Sessions are taking place on Tuesdays 23 and 30 and Wednesday 24 July. Places cost £5 and must be booked in advance.

Michelle Dornelly, Director of Children with Voices, which runs the Jumping Beans project, said: “The sessions will provide an opportunity for children to learn about healthy eating and good nutrition in a safe, fun and friendly environment.”

Toby Moore, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnership manager, added: “We’re committed to helping residents of all ages lead happy and healthy lives.

“The Jumping Beans sessions are a great way to engage young people in our communities and help them to learn valuable new skills.”

Volunteering opportunities to assist with the sessions and other local projects run by Children with Voices are available for young people aged 11-18.

To book a place or for more information about the sessions and volunteering opportunities, call 07402 499742 or email childrenwithvoices@outlook.com.

This project is funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.