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Donations see hundreds of vulnerable families receive help keeping their children busy over the summer

06 July 2020

Norfolk County Council, in partnership with the local districts, asked local businesses if they could help support children with learning at home, and helping them stay busy over the summer months. The response has been fantastic, with donations from more than fifteen businesses providing enough for hundreds of children and families. Each donation however small has been warmly received and will be distributed amongst children and young people of different ages. Packs might include games, art resources, stationery and toys.

The Council will partner with charities across Norfolk will help to distribute the packages to local families identified as being in need, including the Benjamin Foundation, Carers Matter, Homestart, The Food Bank and others. Donations are being sorted now and will begin to arrive in the coming weeks.

Cllr John Fisher, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said “The number of donations we’ve received is incredible; amazing businesses stepping up to help the most vulnerable children families in the county. We know that children have missed out on being in school over the last few months, and these resources will enable families to help their children keep learning over the summer.”

Norfolk County Council would like to extend warm thanks to all the businesses that have made donations, with particular recognition given to ExaClair in Kings Lynn for their incredibly generous donation of thousands of much needed stationery and art items. The full list of businesses that have supported us can be found here.

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