Matthew Project goes the extra mile with packs
The Matthew Project is sending out activity packs to 200 children across Norfolk who are affected by someone else’s substance misuse.
Each young person will get four themed packs (one a week) which will be delivered throughout August to their homes by the Unity Team. Each of the packs contains something new and fun to do in the summer holidays. The packs include baking ingredients, materials for growing your own food, art and craft activities and some gifts, including a letter to the children from the former Norwich City Captain, Russell Martin.
There will also be a surprise book for the children in final pack.
The Matthew Project is aware that with fun places closed and a global pandemic happening, this summer holiday could be very challenging for some children.
George Harmer, who leads the Positive Activities Programme at The Matthew Project, said: “We know that it is a tough situation right now. It is hard to see all the young people we work with. We have been able to do things as a charity virtually or over the phone, but we wanted to show each young person that we really do care about them and willing to go the extra mile…literally.”
The Matthew Project wants to thank Children in Need and Norfolk Community Foundation for the funding to allow this summer activity.
You can learn more about the activity packs on The Matthew Project’s YouTube Channel here:
Pictured above is George Harmer with one of the activity packs