Feast of Fun, organised by Together Middlesbrough and Cleveland
Feast of Fun is a development of work that has been going for the last four years, providing themed holiday clubs for children during school holidays, with healthy snacks and lunches provided. Many of the families really struggle during the holidays, as they rely on free school meals during term time – in the summer the household bills suddenly go up with children at home needing food and activities. Feast of Fun helps by providing imaginative, themed activities for around 3-4 hours each day, and provides the children with a healthy meal at the end of the session, which takes pressure off parents and reduces stress and worry for families.
Feast of Fun are looking for volunteers to help in several different ways – it could be welcoming families and helping children and parents feel at home as they come into the sessions, helping with activities and crafts, preparing the meals and snacks or sharing a specific skill with the young people. In some places, they are also looking at supporting parents and giving them a space to spend some time together, so would need people to host this, making tea and coffee and being there as a listening ear for those that need support or just company.
The time commitment can be as much or as little as anyone wants, from just helping out at one session to do a specific activity, to making sandwiches every day all summer! There are 15 churches, community centres & schools involved this year, so they are likely to be able to match people up with somewhere local to them, and there is room for new ideas as well, if anyone wants to offer something specific to volunteering. We really hope lots of people will want to get involved!
You can contact Maddy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 07532 744924
Su Reid’s sermon on Trinity Sunday reflected on our work as Christians and what we all can do, particularly all that is going on in Teesside with Feast of Fun. You can hear that sermon by clicking below.