Charity to host fun day for youngsters

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A local disability charity will be running holiday clubs in the north of the county during the summer holidays for young disabled children.

The clubs, known as Fun United, are being put on by the Papworth Trust in Kettering and Wellingborough, where they aim to give disabled children aged 11 to 18 the opportunity to makes new friends and have fun. Meanwhile, the holiday club in Raunds will welcome young people aged 5 to 19.

Fun United in Kettering will be offering a day out on Tuesday, July 30 from 11am until 2.30pm, involving bowling at New York Thunderbowl followed by lunch at Wimpy’s. From then on, the fun will continue every Tuesday between August 6 and August 20 from 10am to 3pm at Melton Street Community Centre, where children will have the opportunity to learn circus skills, make their own pizza and take part in other fun activities.

In Wellingborough, children can design t-shirts, play Wii games, learn street dance, urban art and more. These activities will run on Wednesdays from July 31 to August 14, also from 10am to 3pm. The young people at this club will also be treated with a day out on Wednesday, August 21 to bowling at AMF Bowling and lunch at Pizza Hut.

Fun United in Raunds will run more frequently, with activities for children on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10am to 3pm. The club can be found at Saxon Hall on Thorpe Street.

Gillian Fitzgerald, a parent, said: “As parents it was lovely to leave our children in pleasant, welcoming surroundings confident that they would enjoy their day. It was wonderful to see the newly found confidence and skills they had acquired in such a short space of time.”

As well as the holiday clubs, the Papworth Trust also runs a weekly youth club in Kettering and Wellingborough every Saturday for young disabled people aged between 11 and 18. To book or find out more, please call Papworth Trust on 0800 952 5000, or send an email to