Millwey Rise, Axminster

Childhood obesity is a real issue for the parents and children of today. Nearly a third of children aged 2 to 15 are overweight or obese, and we are seeing the first generation of children that are likely to be less healthy than their parents. The highest levels of obesity are seen in those children from low income backgrounds, and in East Devon there are pockets of real deprivation.

Millwey Rise is the largest housing estate in east Devon. It has higher than average numbers of people dependent on benefits – many families experiencing deprivation and addiction issues. New children attend the youth club all the time, so they need ongoing support.

The HALFF cooking youth club session runs on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, with the next and final session of this series taking place on 21 March 2017. We run one session for 9 – 13 year olds at 4pm to 6pm and another for 13 to 16 year olds at 6pm to 8pm. It takes place at the Millwey Rise Community Centre, Axminster.

This project is funded by the Big Lottery Funds People Project until July 2018