Ely Museum provides Ely Foodbank with craft packs to spark creativity during summer holidays

PUBLISHED: 07:21 09 July 2020

Ely Museum has teamed up with Ely Foodbank to provide 1,600 educational activity packs thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Two of the volunteers at Ely Foodbank are pictured. Picture: ELY MUSEUM

Ely Museum has teamed up with Ely Foodbank to provide 1,600 educational activity packs thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Two of the volunteers at Ely Foodbank are pictured. Picture: ELY MUSEUM

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Ely Museum has teamed up with Ely Foodbank to provide 1,600 educational activity packs thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Ely Museum has teamed up with Ely Foodbank to provide 1,600 educational activity packs thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Picture: ELY MUSEUMEly Museum has teamed up with Ely Foodbank to provide 1,600 educational activity packs thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Picture: ELY MUSEUM

The themed craft packs cover several millennia from the dinosaurs to World War II, as well as ‘starter packs’ including creative necessities, so there is something for all ages to enjoy during the summer holidays.

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Emily Allen, community engagement officer at Ely Museum, said: “Lockdown has been a challenge for everyone, but with some households hit harder than others, the need for foodbanks is greater than ever.

Ely Museum has teamed up with Ely Foodbank to provide 1,600 educational activity packs thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Picture: ELY MUSEUMEly Museum has teamed up with Ely Foodbank to provide 1,600 educational activity packs thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Picture: ELY MUSEUM

“With household budgets squeezed, the museum recognised that arts and crafts materials were probably not top of the shopping list for many - and that’s where we could help.

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