Broomwood breakfast club boosted by £100 donation from Trafford Housing Trust director (From Messenger Newspapers)
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Broomwood breakfast club boosted by £100 donation from Trafford Housing Trust director
10:30am Wednesday 21st August 2013 in News
A TRAFFORD Housing Trust director has donated £100 of food vouchers to a Timperley primary school after winning the prize at a food poverty seminar.
Elaine Johnson, managing director of localities at the trust, was given the prize after coming up with one of the best ideas for tackling food poverty at a breakfast seminar.
Her idea was for all businesses to commit to paying all their employees the Living Wage, which in this area is £7.45 per hour.
Elaine has donated the vouchers to Broomwood Primary School in to help with its breakfast club, which has been organised to give pupils a healthy start to the day.
Elaine said: “Broomwood Primary School does fantastic work to promote healthy eating and active lifestyles, and the breakfast club run by their inspirational headteacher Louise Hossen is proving a great success. I’m delighted to be able to support the good work being done at Broomwood.”
Broomwood Primary School headteacher Louise Hossen said: “We work really hard to improve our children’s life chances, and the breakfast club is central to that – it gives our children a chance for a healthy and bright start to the school day.
"The donation from Elaine is a great help and I would like to thank the trust on behalf of everyone at Broomwood Primary for the support.”
The food poverty seminar was held on June 21 at the Kellogg’s HQ in Trafford Park to discuss food poverty in Greater Manchester and asking what industry can do to help tackle the problem.
The event was attended by more than130 people from the private, public and voluntary sectors.
Delegates were asked to think of 10 ideas in 10 minutes for simple ways businesses could utilise or make more of the untapped skills, resources, products, people and knowledge and put them to good use helping communities across Greater Manchester – with the best ideas winning £100 of food vouchers to be donated to a breakfast club.
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