Fam­i­lies ready for Chil­dren In Need tele­vi­sion ap­pear­ance

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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)

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