More children and families than ever before collected free picnic lunch bags from Brambleton Hall in Wrecclesham this summer.

The summer holidays initiative is now in its third year and is available to all families whose children qualify for free school meals.

More than 350 picnic bags were provided during that period and a bonus was four weeks of activities organised by Farnham Maltings at lunchtime.

The fifth week was an ice cream treat for all. 

The funding for the initiative came from the generosity and support of six local charities for which the Reverend Sandy Clarke, the organiser, was most grateful.