At Goods For Good, our fundamental mission is to bring together the corporate and charity sectors, to create lasting positive change. We stand as a bridge, forging connections between corporate responsibility and charitable impact, with a commitment to driving transformative change in disadvantaged and deprived communities. In a remarkable display of unity, compassion, and shared purpose, Goods For Good is facilitating an event on the 17th of August that exemplifies our core values in action. Supporting our charity partner, Herts Sports Partnership (HSP), the event will benefit hundreds of disadvantaged children in Hertfordshire.
The aim of the event is to assemble a staggering 400 bags of essential kit for this year's Fit, Fed and Read program; a holiday camp, run by HSP, offering a unique opportunity for children in Hertfordshire aged 8 to 11, who are on free school meals or within families facing disadvantage so they can engage in cultural, physical, and educational activities. Central to our collective efforts is the generous participation of our partners, child clothing brand My 1st Years, who have graciously stepped forward to host the event at their warehouse.
The event serves as a reminder that change is not borne of solitary actions but is realised through the collective determination of those willing to make a difference. It's an embodiment of shared purpose and a commitment to a brighter future for those who need it most.
Rosalind Bluestone MBE, Founder & CEO
Fit, Fed and Read is more than just a summer camp; it's a holistic approach to nurturing young minds and bodies. The program recognises that the challenges facing disadvantaged children extend beyond their immediate circumstances, permeating their physical well-being, education, and overall prospects. By offering a combination of sports activities, nutritious meals, and educational enrichment, the program addresses multiple facets of a child's development.
At the heart of Fit, Fed and Read lies the transformative power of sport. Beyond the sheer joy of play, engaging in sports equips children with essential life skills, from teamwork and discipline to goal-setting and resilience. For children from marginalised backgrounds, this exposure opens doors to experiences they might not otherwise encounter, fostering self-confidence and a sense of achievement.
The significance of programs like Fit, Fed and Read cannot be overstated. By bridging the opportunity gap and providing a holistic approach, these camps create a ripple effect that extends far beyond the summer months. They foster a sense of possibility, hope, and ambition among disadvantaged children. Goods For Good are dedicated to fostering change through the transformative power of sport and we are proud to be able to support the programme for a third year. These kits will be a pivotal support for this year's Fit, Fed and Read programme and this event represents an embodiment of shared purpose and a commitment to creating a brighter future for those who need it most. Commenting on the event, Rosalind Bluestone MBE, said, "The event serves as a reminder that change is not borne of solitary actions but is realised through the collective determination of those willing to make a difference. This collaboration is demonstrative of Goods For Good's ethos for connecting corporate resources and charitable passion to create a catalyst for positive transformation."
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