UKSA to aid families this summer with funded programmes including two meals

Published 26/07/2022

UKSA has announced it will aid families this summer by providing funded activity programmes, which include two meals each day.

Working in partnership with Hampshire County Council as part of the ‘Holiday Activities and Food (HAF)’ programme, and funded by the Department for Education, the programme is for school children aged six to 16 who receive free school meals. The programme funds one meal per day, however the Isle of Wight based charity will be providing the children with an additional meal.

The HAF programme will run throughout August, offering half day sessions of either morning (8.30am-1pm) or afternoon (12.30pm to 5pm). The morning sessions will include breakfast and a hot lunch, and the afternoon session a hot lunch and cold packed meal to take home.

The programme introduces young people to a wide range of fun, water-based activities, including paddle-boarding, dinghy sailing, kayaking, and keelboating, with UKSA’s highly-experienced instructors putting the children at ease.

UKSA CEO, Ben Willows, said: “We understand summer holidays can be challenging times for parents. We’re delighted to be partnering with Hampshire County Council to ease the stress this summer with a brilliant week of activities on offer for young people, which includes two meals a day. It’s the perfect opportunity for children to learn a new skill, find a love for activities on the water, and build their confidence and resilience ahead of September.”

Parents are able to book a week of half day sessions (either morning or afternoon) for the following dates: 1-4 August, 8-11 August, 15-18 August and 22-25 August.

To book your child/children a place for a week of fun on the water, please contact [email protected] +44 (0)1983 203001.

Spaces are limited and will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

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