Foundation and Bear Grylls to provide activity packs
Manchester United Foundation is providing thousands of activity packs for primary school pupils, with a special addition from survival expert Bear Grylls.
The Foundation has produced activity packages, which include a watch, stationery, magazine, worksheets, and some sweet treats. Bonnier Books UK has also donated three titles from Bear Grylls’ publishing portfolio to complete the packs and provide children with some survival tips during this difficult time.
Foundation staff deliver activity packs to schoolsVideo
“These packs are an intrinsic element of the work we are doing right now to give back to our community and make a difference to the young people we work with. We are extremely thankful for the generous donation of books by Bear Grylls and the team at Bonnier. They are a wonderful addition to our packs and will be hugely appreciated by the children and families, offering a sense of escapism when it is most needed.”
Bear Grylls said:
“I’m proud to know that my books will play a small part in helping keep young people in Manchester entertained and motivated during this difficult time. Reading is the ultimate way to gain power, skills and knowledge and to explore new worlds. Those things are now more important than ever.”
Julia, 10, said:
“We were doing PE and suddenly everyone got really excited when we saw the bags arrive; it was really cool. I really like Bear Grylls, so it’s really exciting to get one of his books. I love reading, so that will keep me occupied through lockdown.”
The activity pack giveaways add to the response of Manchester United and the Foundation to the local community, which has already included the donation of funds to partner schools, support of the NHS through meal donations and deliveries of goods to food banks.
For more information please visit www.mufoundation.org/news.