Local children from families in need are to benefit from three weeks of summer fun, thanks to the Cardinal Hume Centre’s summer programme which launches today.
The popular annual event, set up by the charity to help people overcome poverty and homelessness, will see 30 youngsters aged 5 to 13 years getting involved in a wide range of free activities, including park visits, sports, quizzes, computer sessions, and arts and crafts. Our participants will also enjoy a four-day arts programme, hosted by the Royal Academy in Central London. Each child will also enjoy a free, healthy lunch each day.
Aimee Djengiz, Manager of the Centre’s Family and Young People’s Services, said: “For lots of children, the summer holidays are the high point of their year. But for many of our parents, especially those living in overcrowded accommodation and on low incomes, it can be a really expensive and difficult time. Our summer programme aims to take away that pressure from people who are struggling to get by, giving children a chance to get together, have fun and make many happy memories.”
The summer programme is one of many exciting activities run by the Centre to help young people and their families strengthen their relationships, and improve their health and well-being. The Family and Young People’s Service also run regular after-school sessions, homework clubs and Saturday clubs, as well as events and outings during the holiday periods. To find out more, please call 020 7222 1602 and ask to speak to a member of the Family and Young People’s Service team.