Church kids get regular fruit


undefinedTeenagers enjoying ‘Refreshments In Church' (RICH) after school on Thursdays at St. Oswald's, Bollington (near Macclesfield) got a nice surprise as they celebrated the first anniversary of the project with a party ... when local butcher Jeremy Heathcote dropped by with a hamper of fruit for the youngsters.

The butcher announced that he’s pleased to supply a weekly delivery of apples, oranges and bananas for the youngsters.

St. Oswald Church Children & Families Officer Beverley Nixon said:  “We are thrilled to have the generous support of a local business to help give a healthy message to our children.

“We began RICH last year when we realised that several school buses stop right outside our door and we wanted to give the children a space to relax after school with a drink of hot chocolate and some comforting cake. Now we can add a piece of fruit to the menu to underline the importance of healthy eating.”

RICH is open to all children in school years 7 to 9. Starting with a small group of ex-pupils of Bollington Cross C of E primary school, it has now grown to a regular group of 30 teenagers who enjoy games, chat and music in an informal atmosphere.

For further information about RICH please contact Beverley Nixon  on 01625 500970 or email

PIctured above:  butcher Jeremy Heathcote and Beverley Nixon at RICH with youngsters Laura Barber, Tegan Bingham, Emily Forrest, Jonathan Grout, Ethan Higgins, Ze Kenyan, Lexie Lovett, Lewis Newman, Sam Rainford, Jo Stephen, Fern Upton and Owen Wharton

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