Feel Good Packs for February half term

We’ve been handing out free Feel Good Packs to support families throughout the pandemic.

Now, with the help of local schools and community organisations, we’re handing out over 200 free Feel Good Packs for February half term, together with free Family Breakfast Bags.

Each breakfast bag contains cereal, milk, bread, jam, spread, apple juice, orange juice and chocolate biscuits for a treat. The breakfast bags are funded by a government grant from Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) so there is no cost to families or schools.

Feel Good Pack

The free Feel Good Packs for half term are filled with treats and activities for families to enjoy together during the holiday. The treats and activities have been donated by a range of Nottingham organisations and businesses including a reusable Feel Good bag from Nottingham Panthers, a science busking pack and magazine from Ignite, a gift from John Lewis, a #MakeItYours activity pack from the National Justice Museum, a book from Read on Nottingham, activities from Nottingham Forest Community Trust, and activities from Nottingham Building society. Plus extras like hand sanitiser, chocolate biscuits and more!

Nicola Strachan, Commercial Community and Event Manager for The Nottingham Panthers said:
“The Panthers are delighted to once again work in partnership with The Renewal Trust on such an important project. The work of the Trust highlights just how much these little acts of kindness can really help support others in need, and create a ripple effect within all our communities.”

Megan Shore, Producer of the Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity said:
“We’re so pleased to be working with the Renewal Trust to distribute science busking packs and festival magazines to local families, providing fun opportunities for children to explore science at home.”

Simon Brown, Project Coordinator at the National Justice Museum said:
“We’re delighted to continue our partnership with The Renewal Trust. Our #MakeItYours workshop programme has sadly been suspended while the museum is closed, so we’re very pleased to continue to connect with our community by distributing our workshop packs as part of the Feel Good project. We can’t wait to see what families create!”

Anne Leivers, The Nottingham Building Society’s Head of People and Development, said:
“We are really happy to be able to support the Feel Good project and make sure over 200 extremely deserving families in Nottingham receive a Feel Good pack for half term – particularly as 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of our focused community programme.

“Over the years our work has seen us get behind many great initiatives supporting the most vulnerable in our communities. We remain as committed today as we were a decade ago, to doing what we can to help as many people as we can, and this fantastic initiative is the latest example of that.”

Our CEO, Cherry Underwood, said:
“The school holidays can be a particularly difficult time for families who have been hit by the economic impact of Covid-19. Hopefully our breakfast bags will help families put food on the table, while our activity packs will give children the chance to enjoy plenty of fun activities and family time, as well as some well-deserved treats.

A huge thank you to all the organisations and businesses who have supported our Feel Good project for half term, and to the schools and community partners who make sure they reach the families who need them most.” 

To find out more
Call The Renewal Trust on 0115 911 2226
Email: enquiries@renewaltrust.org.uk