YOUNGSTERS are set for a bumper range of holiday activities after funding was secured for summer camps.

The Brampton Area Action group said it's got money from Cumbria County Council and Brampton League of Friends to stage free activities from now to the end of August.

Children and young adults of all ages are invited as part of a countywide initiative to support key workers, low income families and those who need support over the summer holidays.

Working closely with the county council, schools, youth organisations and voluntary groups, the action group has put together a number of two-day camps in Brampton and Talkin Tarn.

Places are free of charge and are quickly being booked up.

The camps are also part of a wider programme being run by the action group, Brampton Community Centre, Carlisle Youth Zone, and the Fellfoot Forward Project.

A spokeswoman for the group said: “This project is part of a wider county led initiative to ensure children and young people’s physical and mental wellbeing is met through positive activities, whether that be sport, outdoor adventures, art and learning and good nutrition”.

The aim is for children to have a safe environment to enjoy the outdoors, make friends and learn new skills.

She added: “The programme has been put together in just over three weeks for Brampton and cuts across all ages from pre-school to 18-year-olds, something I don’t believe we’ve seen in this area of Cumbria for many years.”

All activity providers who will be abiding by guidelines on covid-19, ensuring that children are within ‘bubbles’.

Brampton’s SHINE (Support, Help in Nourishing Everyone), food initiative will also be providing packed lunches along with food support to families.

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