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Palace launch Holiday Food and Fun

Palace for Life are launching a brand new free summer Holiday Food and Fun programme with Croydon Council and Family Action to help get young south Londoners healthy this summer.

The four-week programme will be delivered for four days a week in two different venues, from 9am-4pm, and includes a free lunch. The days will focus on physical activities as well as workshops on healthy eating and mental health.

The Holiday Food and Fun programme will help children to:

  • eat healthier over the holidays
  • be more active
  • develop resilience, character and wellbeing
  • tackle social isolation
  • learn about health and nutrition

This holiday programme is a result of the ‘Holiday Food and Fun’ fund through the Department of Education. Croydon is the only London borough to have won this fund, resulting in Family Action and Croydon Council commissioning local organisations to deliver the project.

Palace for Life is one of the organisations set to run the project, which will be delivered at Heavers Farm Primary School in South Norwood and the Salvation Army in Thornton Heath. Heavers Farm will also be providing additional support for children with special educational needs and disabilities.*

The programme begins on the 29th July and will run for four weeks, finishing with a celebration event for the young people who took part at Selhurst Park stadium.

Croydon Council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for homes and Gateway services, Councillor Alison Butler, said: “This funding will enable us and Family Action to make a real difference to Croydon families, not only through nutritious food and activity clubs but also practical help and wider support that keeps our young people healthy and happy.”

Every child who attends the programme will receive a free lunch and a snack during the day.  The programme is free, and a child can attend as many days over the four weeks as they desire.


*We are unable to support 1:1 care but a parent or guardian can attend if they have an up to date DBS


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