Another successful summer camp was delivered on site this year as part of Lambeth’s Summer of Food and Fun, over a very lively 5-week period through the school summer holidays. The programme featured a range of free activities, food and workshops. We registered over 1,000 attendances this year across 50 sessions, with more than 150 young people from the local community taking part.
Each year, BPT delivers a full summer holiday schedule, giving any young person in our community free access to both multisport and sport-specific sessions, as well as free meals each day. The programme was primarily funded through the government’s Holiday Activities and Food Programme, designed to support children on free school meals.
BPT were able to go the extra mile thanks to local partners who enabled us to provide breakfast daily for the first time this holiday. The Felix Project made significant additional contributions towards our food provision, alongside our regular deliveries, stocking our shelves with cereal and porridge oats as well as delivering crates of fresh fruit and veg twice per week, which were given to our young participants and were distributed across the local community. Vauxhall One, our local Business Improvement District, provided a generous donation for a second summer, having also supported our Easter programme and Regal Floor Crowdfunder and we are hugely grateful for their continued support. Finally, local business Simply Bread kindly provided us with free produce throughout the summer, which went towards both our breakfasts and lunches.