Connex Education Partnership has partnered with the wonderful team at Magic Breakfast with the aim of raising 1 million breakfasts for hungry children to help ensure no child goes to school too hungry to learn.
In the UK, one in four children experience food insecurity* and struggle to access nutritious meals. This has a detrimental impact in many ways, not least on their education, mental health and wellbeing. Magic Breakfast is a registered charity providing nutritious breakfasts to children and young people in the UK, who may otherwise arrive at school feeling too hungry to learn and thrive.
Over 200,000 children and young people are on roll at Primary, Secondary, ASL / Special Educational Needs Schools and Pupil Referral Units that the charity works with, in disadvantaged areas of Scotland and England , but they want to do so much more! Connex Education Partnership shares this vision and is committed to making a positive difference to the lives of children in the communities in which we operate.
Paul Broderick, CEO of Connex Education Partnership said:
“We at Connex Education are absolutely thrilled to announce our partnership with Magic Breakfast to provide one million nutritious breakfasts to children that need it the most. This incredible initiative aligns perfectly with our Social Values Programme.
As a company, we are committed to using our business to create positive social change in the communities we serve, and we know that this partnership will enable us to make a meaningful difference in the lives of young people who need it the most.
We know we’ve set ourselves an ambitious target, but we are determined to achieve it. Our motto is “Do the right thing, simply because it is the right thing to do!”
Our team at Connex Education Partnership has already taken on the challenge with our first two events. One of our directors ran the London Marathon, and another director will be climbing over 4000m of Mount Toubkal in Morocco to support Magic Breakfast and help us reach our 1 million breakfast goal. We have an exciting lineup of upcoming events, and we hope to involve thousands of supply staff and partner schools in these activities.
We look forward to working closely with Magic Breakfast and continuing to support their efforts in the future. Together, we can make a difference and help to build a brighter future for all children in the UK.
Emily Wilkie, Director of Fundraising & Development at Magic Breakfast said:
“We are delighted about our new partnership with Connex Education.
As an organisation that is also working to support schools and teachers, and by extension children and young people, we’re excited to join forces.
They’ve set themselves the incredible target of raising 1 million breakfasts which would make an unbelievable impact to the children we support, not only filling their hungry tummies but giving them the opportunity to concentrate, learn and enjoy their school day.
Thank you Connex – here’s to hitting one million breakfasts!”
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About Magic Breakfast
Magic Breakfast is a registered charity providing healthy breakfasts to children and young people in the UK who arrive at school too hungry to learn, and expert support to their schools. Over 200,000 children and young people are on roll at Primary, Secondary, ASL / Special Educational Needs Schools and Pupil Referral Units that the charity works with, in disadvantaged areas of Scotland and England.
Providing breakfast ensures that children start their school day with the energy and nutrition they need to be able to make the most of their morning lessons. Magic Breakfast also undertakes research, and campaigns for long-term solutions to end hunger as a barrier to learning.