Families ready for Children In Need television appearance
ASOUTH Sefton community group that provides activities for fathers and children to enjoy together is set to appear on national TV.
Bootle-based Dads, Lads and Lasses has received funding from Children in Need and features on the BBC’s annual fundraising extravaganza this Friday.
The filming for the show took place at a special event at Crosby Marina recently, when group members welcomed a VIP guest in the form of WBA British and Commonwealth superlightweight boxer, Robbie Davies Jnr.
Robbie took part in football and dodgeball sessions with the children and young people, as well as providing some top tips on boxing exercises.
This was followed by a range of other activities throughout the afternoon, including a picnic that was much enjoyed by members.
Dads, Lads and Lasses – which operates out of St Leonard’s Youth and Community Centre in Bootle – was founded in 2008 and became a registered charity in 2016.
It is run by a group of dads, and provides activities for children from toddler age up to 16 years old, with the aim of providing them with the benefits of mixing with positive male role models.
Club co-ordinator Mike Joliffe explained: “Dads, Lads and Lasses is all about allowing our members to spend quality time together, whether that’s at our centre or on the many outings and residentials that we organise.
“Things are going really well, and we’re very grateful to Children in Need and the Steve Morgan Foundation for their funding, and to Robbie Davies for coming along to the filming.
“As you’d expect our members are very excited about the prospect of appearing on TV, which will also help to bring what we do to the attention of a much wider audience,” added Mike.
Members of the Dads, Lads and Lasses group pictured at the Crosby Marina event with VIP guest Robbie Davies Jnr (with trophy)