- Thursday, 05 August 2021 13:38
Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) are joining forces with The Food Foundation and local authorities to provide exercises and activities to young people who’ve signed up to the Government’s expanded Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme.
The programme, backed by the Child Food Poverty Taskforce, offers fun and food for children and young people across England during the school holidays. The holiday club places are free to those who receive free schools meals, with children and young people of all ages and backgrounds welcome.
Fido the Fire Dog, and crews from across the Service, have been joining the fun this summer. Safety sessions run by firefighters include fire safety, water safety, keeping healthy and making sure children know what to do in an emergency.
The holiday programme is targeted to support children and young people who have been most affected by the pandemic, offering a safe and supportive environment where they can learn, be active and eat well, as well as make new friends locally.
Parents can sign their children up for their local summer programme and are encouraged to find out what’s on in their area via their local council website or by searching online.
More information about the programme can be found here.