25 Feb Asda supports the WWSET Community!
We were so pleased to receive £577.20 from Asda in High Wycombe, to support the Fit and Fed project.
The Fit & Fed project looks to help families that “feel the pinch”, working with two CIC’s, Empower to Cook and Khepera to provide children and their families with cooking tutorials, fun physical activities and a free meal for the whole family, ensuring children went back to school fit and healthy.
It is staggering to think 60% of families can’t always afford food during the holidays, and that young person loses up to 80% of their fitness during the school summer holidays. Something we hoped the Fit and Fed Project will reduce and bring our community together at the same time.
Each Fit and Fed day see’s Sam Parker, our Community Health Manager, a representative from Empower to cook and Khepera, and a band of willing volunteers bring fresh food and ingredients down to Castlefield Community Centre or Beechview Academy so they can provide cooking lessons and tutorials to the children that attended the project, teaching them the basic skills necessary for later in their lives to use and be helpful to them. The best bit was that they could eat all the meals they made at the end!
Alongside the healthy cooking, the Fit & Fed team also supplied the children with fun activities to ensure they were active and developed their fitness level whilst enjoying and playing fun games and sports.
So far (since Summer 2017) we have served over 1261 meals and supported many families throughout the holidays and through our after school club. We hope to grow this number each year helping the families of the local areas of High Wycombe.
The Fit and Fed project is completely free to all that come along, so solely relies on funding, every penny we receive if made to go a long way. With the money we have received from Asda, we use to help purchase food, some new games and some arts and crafts materials for the next holiday period, thank you again so much for the donation Asda!!