The Manchester United Foundation has teamed up with the discovery channel adventure man to provide activity packs for primary school children in Greater Manchester.
The Foundation has produced activity packages, which include a watch, stationery, magazine, worksheets, and some sweet treats. Bonnier Books UK has also donated three titles from Bear Grylls’ publishing portfolio to complete the packs and provide children with some survival tips during this difficult time.
“I’m proud to know that my books will play a small part in helping keep young people in Manchester entertained and motivated during this difficult time. Reading is the ultimate way to gain power, skills and knowledge and to explore new worlds. Those things are now more important than ever.”Bear Grylls
The first of the packages were delivered to partner primary schools of Manchester United Foundation, including St. Luke’s R.C. Primary School in Salford, at which a small number of children are still attending school during this time.
Using funds raised from the Treble Reunion Legends Match in May 2019, the giveaway of 1,000 activity packs in collaboration with Bear Grylls and Bonnier is the first of several partnerships planned to provide ongoing support to young people and the local community. The wider initiative aims to supply activity packs and sports equipment to thousands of children across the region to the value of £50,000 in the coming weeks.
The activity pack giveaways add to the response of Manchester United and the Foundation to the local community, including the donation of funds to partner schools, support of the NHS through meal donations and deliveries of goods to food banks.
For more information please visit www.mufoundation.org/news