There’s an expanded holiday activity programme for York children and young people during the coming Christmas break.
The programme is being funded through the government’s Holiday Activities and Food programme (HAF), which provides healthy food and activities to targeted children.
The Christmas sessions, which all include a daily nutritious meal, are available to children who are eligible for free school meals.
They include schemes run by clubs, charities, schools and organisations including York City Knights rugby club, York City Football Club and York Theatre Royal.
Cllr Ian Cuthbertson, City of York Council’s executive member for children, young people and education, said: “The combination of colder, wetter weather and higher bills for fuel and the festive season, mean that the winter holidays can be a difficult time for some families.
“These Christmas activities with healthy food, follow on from successful schemes held over the summer holidays. I hope that even more children and families will benefit from this programme, which builds on fantastic work that is already taking place across the city.”
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