Patsy Palmer goes back to school
One in three London primary school children regularly miss their breakfast, according to the Mayor’s Fund for London. The first meal of the day is essential for learning but many kids are simply too hungry to learn.
In response, the Mayor’s Fund is teaming up with Magic105.4 for the second year of their campaign, so that more of London’s school children get a healthier start to their day. This week Patsy Palmer hosts a Breakfast Club at Laycock Primary School in Islington as part of the campaign countdown which culminates in a live breakfast show on Thursday 18th September from the top of City Hall hosted by Mayor Boris Johnson with Magic 105.4 Presenters, Neil Fox and Verity Geer.
Emmanuel Keteku, Headteacher of Laycock Primary School says: “At Laycock Primary School, we recognise that a good breakfast is vital fuel for learning which is why we set up our Breakfast Club to provide our pupils with a free, healthy breakfast, ensuring they start the day in the right way. We’re delighted that Patsy Palmer is supporting the initiative by visiting our next Breakfast Club. We hope we can use this opportunity to help raise awareness for the London’s Breakfast Club Campaign to support more of London’s disadvantaged children.”
Patsy will be one of several celebrity servers over the next few months to help the Mayor’s Fund raise money to put more Breakfast Clubs in primary schools across London ensuring children from the most deprived areas start the day with a free, healthy breakfast so they’re ready to learn.
Ten more schools are benefitting from Breakfast Clubs, thanks to the success of last year’s campaign. Working in partnership with Magic Breakfast and the Greggs Foundation, the Mayor’s Fund for London Breakfast Club Programme will reach 2,500 children in 60 London schools.
‘London’s Biggest Breakfast’ is now calling on organisations and individuals across the capital to host fundraising breakfasts over the next few months.