CHILDREN in Need has contributed over £100,000 to support children and families in the area.

The BBC charity has awarded £113,949 in funding to Home-Start Slough, which supports children and families across the region.

Over the next three years, the grant will help supply training and activities to families in the borough, focused on improving their diet, physical activity, and dental health.

The organisation also holds regular support sessions, in both a group and one-to-one basis, where issues like fussy eating, weaning or healthy eating on a budget are discussed.

Additionally, there are children-focused sessions where children up to ten years old can explore healthy eating by growing and cooking fruit and vegetables.

Lesley Michaelis, director of Home-Start Slough, said: “We want to do everything we can to get children off to a healthy start in life. This is our second time receiving funding from BBC Children in Need, and it is vital to our work which impacts hundreds of children and families in our community. Thank you to everyone who makes this grant possible, because it will enable us to continue this service.”

Pam Bacon, regional officer of the south and west for BBC Children in Need said: “Projects like Home-Start Slough make such a difference to local children and their families, which is why we’re so pleased to be funding their work. The project previously benefitted from our Main Grants programme, and in the months ahead we look forward to seeing this funding in action.”