Our Members provided more than 12,000 meals and thousand of hours of inclusive sessions for children and youth people during the Summer Holidays. In Birmingham, 19 CQ Member groups worked together through our Fit For All project – part of the city’s Bring It On Brum programme of holiday activities and food. In Solihull, Meriden Adventure Playground Association ran holiday sessions as part of the same national initiative to make sure that children who are eligible for free school meals had access to good food and exciting holiday activities.
CQ Members focused on providing food and activity to the most vulnerable children including disabled children and those with special needs. Fit for All was the biggest Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) project in Birmingham; and Birmingham had the biggest HAF programme in the country: Bring it on Brum!
From Sutton Coldfield to Northfield and Handsworth to Chelmsley Wood, CQ Members organised, during Summer 2021:
- more than 230 sessions
- with more than 7000 attendances by vulnerable children and young people
- and more than 12,000 meals served.
Thanks and well done to CQ Members: Ackers Adventures in Small Heath; WE:Are Women’s Empowerment; All Saints Youth Project in Kings Heath; Norton Hall Children and Family Centre in Alum Rock; Balsall Heath CATS; Autis in Erdington; Open Theatre at Midlands Arts Centre; in Selly Park, Resources for Autism; Seven Up Charity in Handsworth; Hamstead Hall Academy; Birmingham PHAB Camps; Shining Stars Association at the Chinese Community Centre in Digbeth; Square Peg in Sutton Coldfield; Wilson Stuart School in Perry Common; Hamilton School in Handsworth; Dame Ellen Pinsent School in Billesley; Parks for Play and SEND Socials Birmingham at Coronation Road Play Centre in Bournbrook.
Further thanks to CQ Members: Meriden Adventure Playground Association, who organised a full programme of activities for children in Solihull as well as weekly sessions for vulnerable children more widely; Creative Active Lives who delivered special activities including dance, crafts, sports and music in partnership with other Members; and chef Domi Sousa who provided popular cooking and nutrition sessions in partnership with Members across Birmingham.
Fit For All will be back for the Christmas Holidays 2021 and, we hope, at Easter and for the Summer holidays 2022.