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European city of sport activity packs sent to MK families

Friday 18 September 2020

This week hundreds of families have been encouraged to get active, as the council have sent out European city of sport activity packs.

Over 400 packs containing items such as bean bags, paddle bats, hula hoops and foam balls have been delivered through Children and Family Centres across MK.

This follows on from their #MK20in20 campaign, set up earlier this year to encourage the people of MK to keep fit at home with Coronavirus restrictions.
Children and Young People Development Manager at Leap, Mark Stokes spoke of the initiative today.

He said: “We’re delighted to be working with a number of partners to make this project possible. We hope these packs will go some way to helping the physical and mental health of young people who have been affected by this pandemic.”

The Cabinet Member for Economy and Culture Cllr Carole Baume also commented, saying:

“One of the main aims of the European City of Sport programme is to create stronger connections between partners; to engage new audiences, and together create a positive impact on people's lives, through physical activity.

“The Boredom Busters Activity Pack project is a shining example of how organisations coming together to support one another can make positive things happen quickly, efficiently and accurately. I’d like to thank council colleagues, Leap and MK College for their efforts.”