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Families in Kirk Hallam have received a welcome boost during the lockdown thanks to a new initiative, backed by Erewash Borough Council.

The Active Lives in Kirk Hallam project, led by the council’s Community Activator, Jen Rawson, along with centre staff and a team of volunteers, has been supporting the roll out of ‘stay and play’ activity boxes. Partners, including The Big Kirk Hallam Community Centre and Everyone Eats, have come together to offer free creative help and packed lunches to local children and families throughout school holidays.

The activity box initiative came about when the community centre were unable to run their usual popular ‘stay and play’ scheme throughout the pandemic and distributed the activity boxes providing young people with something fun to do throughout the school holidays. The scheme has been running successfully since last summer and the project will continue during the Easter half term break.

Each box contains 12 activities including cooking, crafts, problem solving and physical activity resources together with a packed lunch, provided by Fare Share, also included. To date over 1,500 boxes have been handed out.

Leader of Erewash Borough Council, Councillor Carol Hart, says:

“This innovative project has been a life-line for many families in Kirk Hallam and I’m happy that the council were able to financially support the project by helping to provide the cost of purchasing equipment to go in each activity box. These fun boxes will provide learning skills for children and help with their mental health and well-being development.”

To find out how you can collect an activity box please contact Community Activator, Jen Rawson on 07540 094808 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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