“Children are our future. I hope that my support contributes towards them living a healthier lifestyle in the future”
A local will writer talks about her backing of a Brightkidz project which aims to enable more children to walk, scoot or cycle to school.
Brightkidz has been piloting its ST:EPS project at Grange Primary School in Kettering since last September.
Following the success of the project within the school, more Kettering schools have now signed up to ST:EPS (which stands for Safer Travel: Enabling Primary Schools) – and even more are being targeted locally this academic year.
Angela Stokes of Angela Jane Will Writing & Estate Planning supported some of Brightkidz work at Grange Primary, by paying for each pupil to have a fun cycle safety item during one of the training sessions.
“I live in Kettering and each year I like to fund a community project which makes a real difference to the local area,” added Angela. “I had met the director of Brightkidz through a networking group and was impressed with the organisation’s whole ethos. What Brightkidz is trying to do to promote active travel and a healthy lifestyle to children is really important, so when I was looking for a local worthwhile cause to support, the ST:EPS project at Grange Primary was something I felt very passionate about. I am delighted that my contribution helped make the sessions even more engaging for the pupils.”
Brightkidz founder, Alison Holland explains the growing funding and sponsorship opportunities open to Northamptonshire businesses now that ST:EPS is being rolled out to other schools. She said: “Supporting a project that will help schools promote and inspire safe and active travel is a fantastic way for businesses to raise their profile and put back into their local community.
“Our ST:EPS project is tailored to each school so there are lots of different opportunities available for businesses who might like to sponsor an event, training session or activity, fund resources and equipment to help keep the children engaged like reflectors and accessories, or provide in kind support and advice. The sooner businesses get involved, the more social impact this project will make.”