In October 2018, Holbeck Together, known at the time as Holbeck Elderly Aid, organised a small pumpkin carving afternoon for 20 children and parents. We were beginning our journey towards becoming a community anchor for people of all ages, and piloting intergenerational activities as well as clubs specifically for local children.
Fast forward three years and Holbeck Together has successfully completed its first five day, Half Term holiday camp, thanks to funding from Leeds Community Foundation’s Healthy Holidays initiative. The project is all about supporting good health and wellbeing for young people and their families during the school holidays.
50 children aged 4-11 took part in a fun-filled week of sports, games, team building and Halloween-themed activities, hosted by our partners, Lane End Primary School. There were freshly cooked, nutritious meals and snacks, and our volunteer Steph ran a breakfast club each morning providing much needed energy before the day’s activities began.
We enjoyed pumpkin carving – this time on a much bigger scale! – and film afternoons too, before rounding off the week with a Halloween party complete with spooky outfits and of course, lots of sweet treats.
Although this is the third year we have received Healthy Holidays funding, it is the first time we have organised activities on this scale, and marks another important step in our evolution as an organisation.
Click the link below, which will take you to the Holbeck Together website - for more details and photos!