Supporting the Fun-Fuelled Club

Added on 03 September 2018

It’s so easy to become self-absorbed in our business of selling property and helping people move. We love it. However, we have recently discovered another area of activity that provides us with a different type of satisfaction.

We recently supported the Spartans’ Summer Fun Fuelled Club, which provides opportunities for children from local primary schools and different ethnic backgrounds to meet new people, enjoy fun activities and spend time with friends and youth workers. The club ran over the six weeks of the summer holidays and, as well as playing pool, football, baking, arts & crafts and treasure hunts, the kids also received a healthy hot lunch every day.

Mealtimes were a particular success as it enabled the children to enjoy sitting round a table and talking about things, having a laugh and bantering with the youth workers. Some of the children had never experienced this type of social interaction and support before, where they were listened to and understood, which can make a huge difference to their self-esteem and general outlook on life.

For many of the children who attend the Fun Fuelled Club and their families, summer can be a stressful time as funding additional meals and holiday activities is difficult, particularly for those on low incomes or benefits.  

A key aspect of the club is that it is supported by a fantastic group of young volunteers. Every one of them has been through the ‘pathway’ themselves, starting as a young participant and then going on to become an “Academy Ambassador”.

We are so proud to have been able to sponsor this important, life-enhancing facility for up to 40 under-privileged children. It’s clear the club has been a huge success, with some children attending all 30 sessions.

Whilst in our day-to-day professional life we help people move house, it’s good to know that in some small way we have also helped to enrich the lives of a number of young people too.

Peter Ryder

Managing Director

Thorntons Property

 

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