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1 in 9 children missing 6 hours of learning each week through hunger in the classroom

RESEARCH by Kellogg's, with 4,000 children and 950 teachers suggests that the impact of hunger in the classroom is huge with children losing 6 hours of learning each week if they arrive at School hungry. That's the equivalent of 3 weeks of learning time each term. 20% of teachers say that a hungry child takes up too much of their time and 67% claim they are unable to learn. Children agree it impacts their education with half of breakfast skippers saying they can't concentrate in the morning. Older children are even more likely to start the day without anything to eat, with 1 in 6 Secondary School children not having breakfast. And, girls are the worst culprits for skipping breakfast before School, especially in high Schools with 20% not eating in the morning.  For those children at Schools in areas of high deprivation 33% said they noticed a child at their School was hungry and gave them some of their food to eat. But, 14% of teachers warn that recent changes in School funding have negatively impacted their breakfast club provision. It's important these clubs continue to run as the benefit of them is proven with 32% of teachers saying that pupils who attend a breakfast club are keen and ready to learn.

Peter Cansell, National Association Primary Education said:- "It's shocking that in 2019 there are still nearly 800,000 children starting the School day on an empty tummy. This is leading to a shortfall in critical learning time. This research even shows that those children that eat breakfast are happier, probably because they have the energy and enthusiasm to enjoy the School day. The benefits of pre-School clubs are proven, they ensure that children go into the classroom with the ability to concentrate."

For those that are eating in the morning there has been an increase in older children having their breakfast on the go, grabbing it on the way to School. And, more children are eating continental breakfast foods with twice as many starting the day with pancakes and croissants. Kellogg's is a long standing supporter of Breakfast Clubs; announced it is doubling the number of grants it offers School Breakfast Clubs to support 1 in 4 Schools, within the poorest parts of the UK.

Oli Morton, Kellogg's managing director said:- "We believe every child should have the best start to their day and our latest study shows the importance of a good breakfast and that too many children are still going to School without the vital fuel that they need to help them learn. This shows that the work, that we and our partners carry out, as part of our Breakfast Club programme is as important as ever. That's why today we will be doubling our commitment to breakfast clubs in 2019 to reach the most vulnerable parts of the country as they play a vital role in giving a child the best start to their day."

Locals march to raise funds to beat a cancer affecting over 2,000 men in Liverpool

PROSTRATE Cancer UK's Liverpool March for Men, an annual walking event, which aims to raise funds for vital research into the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer, took place on Sunday. 2 June 2019.  The March, in Liverpool's Croxteth Country Park, went ahead with a strong turnout, of over 400 participants, despite all the excitement in the City, following Liverpool's 2-0 victory over Tottenham in the Champion's League, on Saturday; the day before the event. Men, women, toddlers and even dogs completed either a 2km, 5km or 10km walk around the park to help Prostate Cancer UK fulfil its mission, which is to stop prostate cancer being a killer. Many of the participants were men living with prostate cancer and women and adult children who had lost loved ones to the disease.  In Liverpool over 2,000 men are living with prostate cancer, nearly 300 men in the City are diagnosed with the disease each year and almost 100 men die from it annually.

Does anyone in the North West actually say... 'welt?'

DO you go to buy new 'breeks' and 'trabs?' Or do you just get some trousers and trainers? Travel specialist:- 'Stay in Devon' is stoking the flames of British Regional identities, by encouraging people from the North West to debate commonly used words from the Region's dialects with those from elsewhere in Britain.  The company hopes to bring out people's home Town loyalties by encouraging them to openly agree or disagree with its own definitions. It has created a Local Dialect Translator, which gives the terms and meanings for 20 common objects and scenarios in various British Regions, from lardy cakes in the South West to twitchels in the East Midlands, and even the pronunciation of scone. People are encouraged to vote on what they think of the accuracy of each one, then suggest their own alternatives.  The words and phrases listed for the North West include:-

Barm - bread roll.

Welt - cup of tea.

Tea - evening meal.

Butty - sandwich.

Chuck - term of endearment.

Bevvy - beer.

Breeks - trousers.

Trabs - trainers.

Blert - idiot.

Devoed - upset.

Jo Price, PR Manager at Stay in Devon, said:- "We know that dialects can vary so much in just short distances; even on opposite sides of the same Town. So we've created a starting point to encourage people to talk about the words they themselves use.  It's almost certain that not everyone from those areas will use or even agree with the words we've listen in there, but that's what we want them to let us know about. People often regard Regional sayings as completely normal but, for anyone looking to travel to a different part of the country, they're a little window into life in that area."

To take a look at the Local Dialect Translator, agree or disagree and suggest alternatives, visit:- StayInDevon.Co.UK.

A Stroke of Luck, a new charity for and ran by Stroke Survivors, launches in the UK

A survivor led charity has launched in the UK and is generating a buzz of excitement amongst the stroke survivor community. The Merseyside based charity has been set up to support the recovery of stroke survivors using physical rehabilitation through the guidance of fitness professionals.

Founder & CEO, Craig Pankhurst is passionate about creating a better way of life for survivors. A former International swimmer himself, Craig has a background in health and fitness and this coupled with surviving his stroke in 2018 led him to create a stroke charity with exercise at its core.

The concept of A Stroke of Luck is simple: matching stroke survivors with local fitness professionals to get them physically active. A digital platform is currently being built ready for launch later in 2019. This platform will allow stroke survivors to register and create a personal profile. They will become a member of the:- 'A Stroke of Luck Survivor's Club.' This club will provide health and wellbeing advice as well as access to fitness videos. Fitness Professionals will also register on the platform and create their personal profile where they will become a member of the:- 'A Stroke of Luck Expert's Club.' By registering on the platform, Personal Trainers will have access to new prospective clients. Funding received by A Stroke of Luck will be converted to credits. These credits can be used by the Stroke Survivor to book a session with a qualified A Stroke of Luck approved Fitness Professional.

The demand for a charity like A Stroke of Luck has been recognised as often the results of a stroke leave a survivor with significant motor and neuro challenges. The physical, mental, emotional, and social impacts of a stroke can be damaging to the survivor's appetite for life. Providing the opportunity for survivors to engage with additional physical rehabilitation can only aid recovery and wellbeing.

Chad James, CEO of Ubiquity Group, a fully integrated communications agency recognised the aspirations of A Stroke of Luck and has already undertaken work to aid the growth of the charity.  Chad commented that:- "When I met with Craig in Autumn 2018, I immediately wanted Ubiquity Group to be part of this incredible initiative. My team has engaged with Craig to develop the brand, the website, the social channels, and the ongoing build of the portal ready for launch later this year. We are proud to be supporting A Stroke of Luck."

Craig says that the charity does not aim for stroke survivors to just survive, but to thrive in their day to day lives. Craig added:- "This mantra will drive us to be one of the biggest stroke charities in the UK,. A Stroke of Luck's aim is to engage with each and every stroke survivor who wants our support. We would like to enhance the lives of every stroke survivor, regardless of their post-stroke effects, by giving them access to long-term physical and emotional care following the discharge from the medical professionals."

Stroke Survivors, PTs, or anyone who would like to support A Stroke of Luck, can register their details online.  The charity is in its early stages and is seeking all the support it can gain. A charity ball will be hosted in September 2019 to celebrate the launch of the online portal at Anfield Stadium and tickets will be available to purchase shortly. For more information, please contact:- Hello@AStrokeOfLuck.Co.UK.

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