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Barnet charity worker scoops prize for helping hungry kids

Congratulations to our wonderful Lunch Club co-ordinator Karen Hedges

 

A volunteer has been recognised as a hidden hero for helping feed hungry kids in school holidays.

Karen Hedges runs a Barnet-based lunch kitchen which has served over 5,000 meals to children during the school holidays.

The kitchen at the Rainbow centre on the Dollis Valley estate caters for up to 50 youngsters from low-income families and is part of a national charity Make Lunch.

And she was awarded hero honour by hotel industry charity Room to Reward and will now receive a free short break in a participating hotel.

Ms Hedges, 52, paid tribute to more than 40 volunteers who have helped make the Barnet Community Projects-backed venture a success over the last four years.

She said: “We run during the school holidays and as well as providing lunches we run activities and games, such as dance. I was really surprised to win this, it was really nice to be acknowledged and I accepted it on behalf of all the volunteers.”

Room to Reward’s charity director Adam Terpening commented: “Karen’s dedication to her community is outstanding and as such to be able to acknowledge this with a short respite break has been an honour.

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JLS CIRCUS BARNET

Looking for something fun & creative to do this half term?

Why not come along to the Rainbow centre and have some fun getting creative with JL CIRCUS (FREE) drama and circus classes.

Learn how to juggle , spin plates , and perform spectacular acrobatic tricks!NO

8-11yrs 2.30-4pm (NO SEESION TUESDAY)

11-18yrs 4-5.30pm ( NO SESSION TUESDAY)

These sessions will run through half term only!

The Rainbow centre , Dollis Valley drive , Barnet, en5 2un

Skate park week!

 

               Come along and join in the week long skating event!

 

26 -29th July at whitings hill school daily from 12-4pm , come along and showcase your BMX skills!!

Beginners session runs from 12-2pm , intermediate rider session run from 2-4pm.

Tuesday Football

Come and get involved in our weekly football sessions , show us your skills while being

coached by the Suberbos!

Every Tuesday at King George playing field , Registration at the Rainbow centre from 4.45pm.

Football season

                                       Football season is back!

                            Every Tuesday starting 31st of May

                  5-6pm at king George playing fields, en5 2dn 

if your aged between 11-18yrs,Come down and get active with this weekly sporting event.

There will be football coaches from the Suberbos community team alongside the Rainbows Centre youth worker to help you to brush up on your football skills.

 

For More information please contact Tom: tom@barnetcp.org.uk

Rainbow Fun day

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Skate park season is back , were are holding a fun day to celebrate

Saturday the 30th of April 2016

12-4pm

The Rainbow centre Dollis Valley, En5 2un

Come along and join in the fun , get active and try out the highly recommended skate park event.

Also on the day we will be keeping you entertained with a DJ  , if you get a bit peckish from the days activities , Delicious food will be available from the Barbecue grill.

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For More information please contact kelly@barnetcp.org.uk