Summer fun for local children

This August, the Foxhills Community Camp returns, enabling 80 children to enjoy a free holiday club.

The camp is exclusively for local children, to relieve pressure on low income families and carers.

From 9am to 4.30pm over the four-week period, children will enjoy a range of supervised arts and crafts, sporting activities, bushcraft and general play time. Breakfast, lunch, dinner are all provided and so is transport to the venue.

This initiative is organised by Runnymede Borough Council and funded by the Hayton Charitable Trust, the family who have managed Foxhills country club for 38 years.

Children are selected via referral from agencies such as Action for Carers, the Family Support Programme and local support organisations.

Cllr Chris Howorth, Chair of the Council’s Community Services Committee said

 Following the success of the 2019 summer holiday clubs, we are delighted to be able to safely continue the scheme this year and provide more support to families in the area who will benefit most from it.


Summer can be a challenging time for some families who deal with the added pressure of entertaining children out-of-school hours.

The club is a great example of partnership working. The most rewarding factor is giving young people the chance to try a new sport or activity.

The scheme was first funded by Hayton Charitable Trust in 2019 and it has done so again this year. Managing Director, Marc Hayton, said

We are delighted to support this important and joyful initiative.

For further updates on the scheme and other local activities going on in and around Runnymede, follow the What’s on In Runnymede Facebook page.

Published: 4 August 2021