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Free food and fitness in South Lynn during half term

Two pictires. Top is some of the children watch some cooking at Food for Thought. Bottom are the kids, Alive West Norfolk and Cllrs Kemp and Joyce at the Multisport event held in South Lynn.

Published: Thursday, 27th October 2022

30 parents and children attended the free Food for Thought Bite Size session, and 19 young people attended the free Multisport Holiday Club in South Lynn over the October half term.

Lily, a service that is owned and managed by the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, organised the interactive Food for Thought session held at the Cornerstone Café, inside Cornerstone King’s Lynn Baptist Church on Monday 24 October.

Parents and children were able to sample the meals made by Norma’s Kitchen using low-cost ingredients. There were also creative activities for children to take part in and they all left with goodie bags that included fruit, dough, cookie cutters and a pizza tray.

On Wednesday 26 October, Alive West Norfolk organised a Mulitsport Holiday Club for local children, aged from 5 to 15 years old, held at South Lynn Community Centre. The day of sport featured a range of activities including football, tag games, nerf-tag and archery.

Cllr Alexandra Kemp, Ward member for South and West Lynn, attended both events and said:

“The food for thought event was fantastic. It was educational, with a healthy-eating theme and was well-attended here in South Lynn by families with children of all ages.

“The children mashed up crackers for the meatballs and decorated the biscuits. There was free fruit, including strawberries, melon and bananas.

“I was pleased to see that the multisport holiday club was well attended by young people. Helping the South Lynn community stay active with free events like this, with the current increases in the cost of living, can only be good for physical and mental wellbeing.”

Cllr Charles Joyce, Ward member for South and West Lynn, added:

“Both of these events have brought the South Lynn community together. I was pleased that Cllr Kemp and I could work with Alive West Norfolk to help young people in our community stay active and maybe try something new.

“I’m looking forward to seeing more free activities like these for our residents over the coming months.”

Cllr Sam Sandell, Cabinet member for people and communities at the borough council, said:

“I'm really impressed with the turn out for these events. I would like to thank Councillors Joyce and Kemp for their proactive approach in their ward. I also appreciate the work carried out by the Alive West Norfolk and Lily teams to organise these activities.”

A further Food for Thought bite size session is being held on Monday 5 December. Residents can pop in to the Cornerstone Café at any point between 10am and 1pm. This session is Christmas themed and will include cost-effective ways of celebrating the festive season. More activities are currently being planned for South Lynn Community Centre.

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