Martin Whitfield MSP has visited the PSG Summer Lunch Club in Prestonpans to meet some of the participants and thank staff, volunteers and supporters for everything they have been doing for local families over the summer holiday.

Mr Whitfield also attended sports club to see the importance of both clubs in the PSG community. The clubs help improve health and wellbeing in the community as well as support vital work experience and volunteering for anyone wishing to help during the summer holidays.

Run by the Pennypit Community Development Trust since 2017, with the support of East Lothian Council and other partners, the PSG Lunch Club aims to reduce food insecurity over the holidays and provide play opportunities for children in the PSG area. A similar club is run in the Fa’side area.

Speaking after his visit, Martin Whitfield MSP said:

“The PSG Lunch Club has become established as a vital resource for families over the holiday period. It’s a fantastic community initiative providing a positive mix of childcare, nutritious food and fun activities for children in the Preston, Seton, Gosford area over the summer.

“I had a great time meeting the kids and catching up with staff and volunteers and thank all of them for their commitment to providing this much-needed holiday provision and helping to ensure children have access to healthy lunches during the holiday.”

Angie Davie, Pennypit Trust Manager, said:

“It was wonderful to see Martin with the kids and former pupils of his who were volunteering. Martin joined in dancing and the fruit hunt which gives kids the opportunity to try different fruits and win a prize at the end.”