School children will kick start their day in the best possible way after two local businesses stepped in to support their breakfast club.
Law firm Pepperells Solicitors and construction company Lindum Group agreed to sponsor St Giles Academy’s breakfast club after its funding was stopped.
The companies have donated food through a partnership with Morrisons supermarket to the school in Addison Drive, Lincoln so it can continue to serve up fresh healthy breakfasts including toast, cereal, and fruit, to pupils from 7.30am before lessons begin.
More than 50 children every week attend the club, which also offers creative activities and exercise sessions as well as the chance to fuel up before a busy day at school.
Pepperells, was the first to step in and help after hearing the club was under threat.
Clare Williams, Business Manager at Pepperells Solicitors in Lincoln said: “We are delighted that Lindum Group have joined our mission to support the St Giles Academy Breakfast Club.
“The club provides a fun and creative space for children to enjoy each morning, giving them the opportunity to have a healthy and hearty breakfast which keeps them fuelled and ready for the school day.
“We are aiming to provide enough funds for the Breakfast Club to remain active for the whole school year and without the generosity of local businesses like Lindum Group this would not be possible. “
To launch the new partnership, representatives from both businesses visited the school, along with a mini digger and an operative from Lindum’s Plant Hire division, who also happened to be a former pupil!
Lindum Managing Director Freddie Chambers said he was really pleased to be able to help.
“We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and so it’s great that Lindum can help to get these children off to a good start each morning.
“It is important to us that we try to be a good neighbour, especially at this difficult time, when everyone is starting to feel the pinch. This breakfast club ensures the children have a good, nutritious meal to set them up for their day of learning and we are happy to play a small part in that.
“The children had a great time dressing up in high-vis vests and hard hats and looking around the mini digger, which we parked on their school field. I’m very grateful to Paul Bowler from Lindum Plant, who gave his time to show them how it worked and talked them through his job.”
School Vice Principal Amy Smalec said: “It is fantastic that these local businesses are willing to support the breakfast club as it provides a calm, nutritious start to the day for our children. This partnership ensures our food provision is high quality and in the future we hope to build the partnership to enhance our aspirations curriculum.”