The children and young people of Brent enjoyed an action-packed Summer of Fun at Bridgestone Arena over the school holidays, thanks to a programme of activities delivered by the JRF in partnership with Connect Stars.

With a range of sporting activities on the menu including basketball, tennis, badminton, table tennis, football, teqball, and dance, as well as away-days for some lucky children to try their hand at kayaking, the young people of Brent were kept active and engaged throughout their summer holidays.

The summer programme, funded by Hyde, received additional support this year from the Holiday & Activities Fund (HAF) Brent, Young Brent Foundation – One Flow One Brent, and the Greencore Group Plc.  Thanks to this additional funding and generous donations, the children were fuelled up with healthy lunches and water to ensure they had the energy to enjoy all the sporting activities on offer.

Martene Carroll, Business Development Manager at JRF said: “We are so grateful for the support these organisations and businesses provide to enable us to deliver these programmes. It’s vital that our children and young people have a safe place to go during the long summer holidays, where they can take part in fun and affordable activities. It has been an extremely busy summer, but it is always so rewarding when we see how much the children enjoy themselves.”

Over 200 children took part in the 5-week summer programme which closed with an Olympics Day Special of sporting and recreational activities, including an inflatable slide, to mark both the end of the 2021 Summer of Fun programme as well as the end of the official Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

To see an overview of the Summer of Fun programme in action click here