One recent project to receiving funding from the Foundations Stockport Community Fund in early 2021 was ‘The Cherry Tree Project’ in Romiley. The funding went towards a Milkshake/Smoothie maker, as well as fruit and ingredients for the milkshakes & smoothies for their new Youth Café. The aim of the café was to build relationships with young people of all ages and provide them with a healthy treat.
Working in collaboration with R Time to build relationships with young people,’The Cherry Tree Project’ hadn’t targeted years 5 and 6 before, due to the lack of resources but they had identified a need to build better relationships with children and their families before they reach high school age.
The project measured weekly participation, engagement in other activities that they can signpost to and the number of healthy smoothies/ milkshakes provided. They also planned to speak to families to gage if their healthy snacks encourage the young people to be healthy away from the project and if there is an impact on their overall health.
Posting on Facebook recently…
"Stockport Homes have been paying for healthy snacks for our young people and tonight we smashed it, alongside the normal smoothies, we offered frozen yoghurt with blended raspberry sauce. Using the milkshake machine that we can now offer healthy food and drink that makes the belly smile
“Thanks you Stockport Homes your generosity makes my young people smile #youthwork”
The customer panel felt this to be a very worthy group, who some already knew of some of their activities for families, and a great addition to engage the young people. They look forward to receiving their end of grant evaluation early next year (2022).
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