Wednesday, 26 March 2014
Give us this day our daily bread...
New Charter Homes has set up a scheme with bakery company Greggs to run healthy breakfast clubs in schools in Tameside. Both organisations are funding the clubs at New Charter’s sponsor school Silver Springs Academy in Stalybridge and Broadoak Primary School in Ashton-under-Lyne. The scheme is to run for two years.
Greggs will donate fresh bread daily from a local store and the cash funding will help to buy cereal, fruit, toasters and crockery for the clubs.
The scheme will utilise parent volunteers who will join "work clubs" to gain work experience on the scheme.
The two breakfast clubs will be two of approximately 260 similar clubs which Greggs have around the country.
Anything which helps the ordinary citizen in these stringent times is to be welcomed. But are we being too cynical if we reflect that this announcement has come at a very convenient time for New Charter homes, whose charitable status was the cause of some comment and questions?