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  • Breakfast club goes down a treat

    Henry James

    THE Skelmersdale Holiday Breakfast Club, which was held every week day over the school summer holidays, has been hailed a success by organisers.

    The club was organised by Councillor Claire Cooper, from Birch Green ward, and SHARES, a not-for-profit company set up to provide a range of support services to primary schools in Skelmersdale and Up Holland.

    Working in collaboration with the Friends of Skelmersdale Library, The Junk Food Cafe and Skelmersdale library, the club supplied more than 250 breakfasts.

    About the same number of packed lunches were provided by the Junk Food Cafe (Birchwood Centre) at no charge to anyone who attended.

    Also, at the library there were a range of different activities to do from 9.30 to 10.30am each morning anyone going along.

    Councillor Cooper said: “Many of the young people who came were not aware of all the activities that take place in Skelmersdale library, particularly during the school holidays and they were also able to take part in clubs and visits as well as the summer reading challenge.

    “We will continue to hold the holiday breakfast club at half-term in the library and, if we get enough volunteers, in other places across Skelmersdale.”

    Anyone wishing to volunteer or donate can email Councillor Cooper at claire4birchgreen@gmail.com or ring 07742 927689.

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