The Sandwell Holiday Lunch Club Programme celebrated its official launch at the head office of The Kaleidoscope Plus Group, Hawthorns House.
Programme Director, Jenna Hall joined staff, service users, partners and other stakeholders for a special day which included a healthy lunch and fun activities but most importantly, allowed all those in attendance to learn more about the Holiday Lunch Club and how it will benefit mums and children in Sandwell who are living areas of high deprivation.
Complet Kidz, My Time Active and Ideal for All will all be working alongside The Kaleidoscope Plus Group as part of the lunch club and will be covering many areas across Sandwell such as Wednesbury, Tipton, West Bromwich, Smethwick, Oldbury and Cradley Heath.
Wellbeing Services Co-ordinator at The Kaleidoscope Plus Group, Dave Pickard will be leading on the programme from The Kaleidoscope Plus Group and thinks it can make a huge difference.
He said: “Having seen the passion and devotion to the cause from all the partners and everybody at the launch event, the Sandwell Lunch Club will only triumph.
“What struck me most was that the all the partners involved with the Sandwell Lunch Club share the same enthusiasm as everybody at The Kaleidoscope Plus Group which gives me a lot of confidence moving forward.
“The lunch club aims to help mums and children in Sandwell by encouraging a healthy diet and physical activity and I firmly believe with all the fantastic partners we have on board we can only succeed.”
Director of Operations at The Kaleidoscope Plus Group, Claire Dale is also a massive supporter of the Sandwell Holiday Lunch Club, its nutritional value for the children and echoes Dave’s thoughts.
She said: “With 8 sessions offering healthy drinks and snacks, fun physical activities and challenges as well as interactive learning it seems like the perfect combination to keep the children engaged.
“The topics covered in the sessions will also educate mums on subjects like sugar content, food portions, mid-week family meals and healthy cooking on a budget making the programme beneficial for them too.
“The Sandwell Holiday Lunch Club definitely something I would recommend to all mums across Sandwell!”