On Friday, Prince Harry surprised youngsters in Newham when he dropped into a summer holiday activity session in East Ham, run by Newham Council’s leisure trust activeNewham and its partner organisation Fight for Peace. The initiative forms part of the national StreetGames Fit and Fed campaign which aims to provide children and young people from the borough and other deprived areas in the country with free access to activity sessions, with lunch included, throughout the summer holidays.
Prince Harry joined some of the activities taking place around Central Park, including football, tennis, cricket and other multi-sport activities and learned more about the project from the coaches delivering the sessions. His Royal Highness also met Fit and Fed volunteers serving lunch, before hearing from the children and young people about their experiences of the initiative.
We’ve worked with sports charity StreetGames since 2012, raising awareness of its amazing work inspiring and supporting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Up to three million British children risk going hungry during the school holidays, leaving them vulnerable to malnutrition and undermining their education and life chances. StreetGames aims to tackle this through Fit and Fed, and we’re proud to be doing our bit by securing national and broadcast media coverage including great pieces across The Sun, Mail Online, The Mirror, The Express and Daily Telegraph.