With help from renowned survival export Bear Grylls, the Manchester United Foundation will be providing thousands of activity packs to local primary school students.
Manchester United have remained fully committed to supporting the younger generation throughout the coronavirus pandemic, especially ones who are from underprivileged parts of Greater Manchester.
The first batch of activity packs, which include a variety of items such as a watch, stationery, a magazine and worksheets, have already been delivered to Manchester United Foundation partner schools. Bonnier Books UK have also provided three titles from Bear Grylls’ publishing portfolio per activity pack.
10 year old Julia, a pupil at St. Luke’s R.C. Primary School in Salford had this to say: “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 partnership between Manchester United, Bear Grylls and Bonnier is the first of several partnerships planned to provide support to the younger generation and the local community. The wider initiative is expected to cost around £50,000 and will aim to supply activity packs as well as sports equipment to thousands of children within the coming weeks.