Sweet treat helps children in need continue learning during covid-19

There were 150 bags made up with sweets altogether including Squashees, Love hearts, Refreshers, Lollies and Parma Violets.

Sweet treat helps children in need continue learning during covid-19

Thanks to a generous donation from confectionary manufacturer Swizzels, the Council has been distributing sweets along with other goodies such as creative packs and computer equipment (thanks to regional and national initiatives) to help Stockport’s children in need to continue learning during covid-19.

Other initiatives which have helped young people include creative care packs which have been sent to some residents who are not online and who may be feeling more isolated and lonely. Each kit contains 36 pages of activities, hints and tips on protecting your mental wellbeing and a set of art materials.

Computer equipment has also been sent to children in need and schools as part of the Department for Education scheme to help disadvantaged young people to continue their education and contact with support services.

These schemes have helped children be more connected and able to learn, now this donation of sweets has given them a nice treat during what is a difficult time.

__Cllr Colin Foster, Cabinet Member for Children, Family Services and Education said: __“It is essential that all of us take care of our mental wellbeing while staying at home. It’s easy to forget that these young people are still having to study during these difficult times so it’s important to show them that we care, and they are not forgotten and this generous donation from Swizzels goes some way in helping us do that.”

__Jeremy Dee, Managing Director for Swizzels Matlow said: __“Swizzels is delighted to play a part in the Council’s important initiative of supplying the borough’s children with IT equipment and creative packs to support the key objective of continuing their learning during these difficult times.”