The Wigan Warriors Community Foundation has teamed up with Wigan Council to offer a helping hand to local families during half term.
The Community Foundation has successfully partnered with Wigan Council to deliver free sports camps, with lunch included, thanks to their Holiday Activity and Food Programme.
The goal was to ease the pressure on families who were unable to access the regular meal service for their child while schools were closed for the holiday period.
In the UK there are over 1.4 million children and young people who qualify for free school meals, with around 13,000 of those here in Wigan.
Mike Stoneley, inclusion officer at Wigan Warriors Community Foundation, explained:
“We are looking forward to providing even more opportunities for children and young people to access holiday provision in the borough in the future.
“To be the only sports provider to offer this during the Easter school holidays is a great achievement and something that we would love to continue.
“We are already looking for ways to increase our SEND specific provision for the May half-term and even during the Summer and October holidays.
“SEND camps will now be a permanent fixture in our community camp calendar, helping to expand our disability offer with Learning Disability and Physical Disability Rugby League also being joined by Wheelchair Rugby League later this year!”
For more information about the holiday provision, please contact Mike Stoneley via firstname.lastname@example.org.