PRINCE HARRY TO VISIT STREETGAMES’ FIT AND FED HALF-TERM INITIATIVE
Thursday 15th February, 2018
Prince Harry will visit a Fit and Fed February half-term holiday activity programme on Thursday 15th February at Roundwood Youth Centre in Brent. The Fit and Fed Campaign aims to provide children and young people with free access to activity sessions and a nutritious lunch during school holidays. Sport at the Heart is a community sport and wellbeing charity which is part of the Fit and Fed campaign.
His Royal Highness will meet young volunteers and coaches from Sport at the Heart, who will be taking part in a handball ‘activator’ session. The training will be run by the StreetGames’ Training Academy, and will support young people to become sports coaches, who can then help out in their local community sport programmes. Prince Harry will then meet volunteers in the kitchen and serve up a healthy lunch for young children on the half-term programme. Finally, Prince Harry will visit children engaged in games and structured activities outside in the multi-use games area.
Fit and Fed is a campaign led by StreetGames that aims to tackle the holiday gap of hunger, inactivity, and isolation. Fit and Fed offer activity sessions and a nutritious meal every day for local children. 73% of the poorest families cannot always afford to feed their children during the school holidays, a gap which is estimated to affect 3 million children and young people across the UK, and 700,000 in London. In its first year, Fit and Fed supported 160 organisations to deliver free activity sessions, with food, on 251 sites. 14,074 children and young people were provided with 84,682 meals and snacks.
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