Families supported by Home-Start Grantham to head to the coast for educational trip

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Around 50 families supported by Home-Start Grantham will enjoy a February half-term ‘Big Day Out’ at Butlin’s Skegness.

The trip on Monday is being supported by Anglian Water’s ‘Keep it Clear’ campaign. The campaign highlights the importance of recycling waste such as fat, oils and grease or putting them in the bin, and making sure wipes are binned too and not flushed down toilets.

Engaging with families to raise awareness of the issues is a vital element of Keep it Clear. The campaign is also keen to ensure that when holiday-makers or day trippers visit our coast that they are also careful to dispose of this kind of waste carefully.

The day, organised in association with Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service (LCVS), includes the chance for the families to enjoy all the facilities on offer at Butlin’s including the fun fair, indoor play and swimming pool.

They will enjoy a special lunch, a presentation from the Keep it Clear team, and the Mad Science Keep it Clear show.

Collette Parker, Keep it Clear customer engagement manager, said: “We were delighted to take up the opportunity to work with Home-Start to give some of their families a much needed day out.

“We hope they all have a wonderful time and additionally they are able to take on board some of our very important environmental messages, make use of those at home and help spread the word that we can all make a difference by helping to keep pipes clear.”

Home-Start Grantham is a charity that works to provide additional support to families with young children. Families turn to the charity for a wide range of reasons whether it be due to ill health, a family trauma, multiple births or any other of life’s challenges.

Emma Haisman, community marketing and fund-raising coordinator for Home-Start Grantham, said: “A lot of our families don’t get out together as a unit very often – perhaps if they have three children and no car or maybe if they have low confidence –so this event really does mean so much to them. They are really thrilled to be a part of it.”

Marie Chapman, LCVS senior community development and volunteering officer, said: “We are very pleased to be the catalyst, through linking up with Anglian Water on this important campaign and Homestart Grantham to make this day a reality. LCVS is all about being at the heart of our communities, championing the many groups and individuals we work with and helping them achieve their goals.

“We are delighted the day combined spreading the Keep It Clear message with providing something extra and out of the ordinary for the families Home-Start Grantham supports.”

LCVS is a registered charity that works to support community groups, charities and not for profit organisations to get established, find and successfully apply for funding and achieve their goals.