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Healthy Holidays programme supports health and happiness over summer break

New programme, which involves more than 50 community organisations, offers online resources for keeping active and trying new activities, and delivers ‘healthy hampers’ to Sheffield families.

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'Healthy hampers' are available for families in Burngreave, Firth Park, Shiregreen, Brightside, Southey and Ecclesfield as part of the Sheffield Healthy Holidays programme.

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A group of more than 50 community organisations in Sheffield is launching a new programme to help kids keep healthy, happy and active during the school holidays.

Coordinated by Voluntary Action Sheffield, Healthy Holidays offers kids and parents the chance to try free activities ranging from “circus skills to Bollywood dancing, craft, science, sport and loads more” through virtual workshops, a weekly activity guide and an online club.

A limited number of ‘healthy hampers’ are available for families in the Burngreave, Firth Park, Shiregreen, Brightside, Southey and Ecclesfield areas of the city.

"We are delighted to be offering a range of online, printed and face to face activities this summer to children and young people in Sheffield," said Chris Marriott, Sheffield Healthy Holidays Programme and Emergency Food Coordination Manager.

"These opportunities, together with the city-wide effort to distribute over 3,500 hampers of food and fun throughout August, is only possible because of community organisations large and small and many volunteers who continue to support local families."

The programme, funded by the Department for Education’s Holiday Activities and Food Programme, includes community organisations like Zest, Soar, Manor & Castle Development Trust, Heeley City Farm, Pitsmoor Adventure Playground and Sharrow Community Foundation.

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