Peterborough community breakfast club saved following fresh funding

The breakfast club is run by the Compas Charity, which supports migrant communities in Peterborough.
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A popular community breakfast club in Peterborough will be able to return after fresh government funding was confirmed.

The funding will keep the thriving community event going for the next sis months.

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The Compas Charity has run morning breakfast clubs on a Monday and a Friday at Gladstone Park Community Centre in Millfield for the last 18 months thanks to funding from Peterborough City Council, which the council received from central government’s Household Support Fund.

The community breakfast club at Gladstone Park Community Centre.The community breakfast club at Gladstone Park Community Centre.
The community breakfast club at Gladstone Park Community Centre.

The breakfast club is run for the benefit of children in the Millfield area, outside of Gladstone Park primary school to give them access to a free breakfast in the morning.

The charity has also been offering a lunch service between Tuesday and Thursday.

Over 300, children were served a breakfast last month (March 22) at what was thought to be the event, due to the previously assigned funding running out.

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Fresh funding has now been secured, however, and the charity is in the process of confirming the exact amount of funding it will receive but is certain that the breakfast club will return for the next six months.

Petr Torak, Compass chief executive said: It’s amazing news.

"The last 18 months have been amazing. We have really created some strong bonds between parents and the community. We’ve seen the massive effect that this have had and the response, which grew from us serving around 100 children to over 200.

"I would also like to thank all those who have donated food to give away, including one generous donation of £600 worth of food!”