Summer Holiday Sports Funding

Redruth Charity Trust has helped to fund the ‘Keeping Kerrier Fit & Fed’ summer holiday programme, run by SPARC, for children and young people who receive free school meals in Redruth.

Through this project, SPARC aimed to remove significant barriers such as cost, access to facilities and stigmatism to make sport and physical activity accessible to some of Redruth’s most disadvantaged children during the school holidays. The sessions would provide the children and young people with positive and healthy activities, as well as social interaction, to contribute towards improved physical and mental wellbeing.

Delivered at the Redruth Youth Centre, Sparc have run 30 daily sessions during this 2019 summer holiday period, delivering 2,000 hours of support to over 200 children from the Helston-Camborne-Redruth area.

Redruth Charity Trust has been able to help the SPARC summer holiday project thanks to a donation from the family of Selwyn Trevethick, collected during his funeral. The Trust’s funding has allowed an extra two sessions a week to be run, with great impact to the community. Further funding was secured from Bolingey Barbarians RFC, a veterans’ rugby club that raises funds for children’s charities in Cornwall.

Pictured: Chris Hailey (Redruth Charity Trust), Roger Mead (Bolingey Barbarians RFC), Jamie Tresidder (SPARC) and Dave Reed (Bolingey Barbarians RFC) with children enjoying the SPARC ‘Keeping Kerrier Fit & Fed’ project.