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Holiday Club is a 'sell-out'!

The importance of a healthy breakfast cannot be underestimated and families attending the Two Rivers Housing Holiday Club in Cinderford couldn’t agree more!

The Holiday Club is an initiative set up to help families struggling with the cost of feeding and entertaining their children during the school holidays. It offers an opportunity for children to play together and for the whole family to get creative!

The latest event had a record turn-out, with 140 people attending. Organisers even had to turn people away at one stage as the venue had reached maximum capacity.

With the offer of a free nutritious breakfast and a range of activities for children, the events have proved to be a resounding success. Word has definitely spread that it’s a great morning and fun is had by all.

Children tucked into porridge, toast, fruit and yogurt, made new friends and enjoyed a range of arts and crafts, face-painting, board games and toys. The toddler area also proved to be popular amongst new mums and their babies.

The TwoCan estate agency team helped children with reading and sticker books, and local NHS and Adult Education representatives were on-hand to give advice.

Michelle Gardener took her daughter, Lily (10) and five-year-old son Todd. “This is the third Holiday Club we have come along to and they just get busier and busier. We have had a great time again today and really recommend the Club. It is especially good at this time of the year when the weather’s not good and offers a great opportunity for the children to have fun and play”.

Owen Chandler, Two Rivers' Welfare, Benefit and Debt Assistant said: “These clubs provide important opportunities for children and parents to have something nutritious to eat, but also to socialise, have fun and gain advice and support if wanted.”

More events will be held during the year.