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Bar Bar Black Sheep: Do You Know About Our Suspended Schemes?

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Last month, Bar Bar Black Sheep launched a much needed Suspended Kids Meal Scheme in response to the government’s refusal to provide meals for children during the half-term holidays ...

If you wish to claim a free kids meal from Bar Bar Black Sheep during the Christmas holidays, just pop on down and ask!

If you wish to claim a free kids meal from Bar Bar Black Sheep during the Christmas holidays, just pop on down and ask!

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We gave our guests the opportunity to donate a meal whereby a parent could claim a toastie or jacket potato, a soft drink or hot chocolate and a small cake for each child. The generosity was overwhelming and we received a total donation of 95 meals from our guests.

"There was also a donation of fresh produce worth £50 which our staff made into food parcels and handed out to those who needed it!"

The government have now reversed their decision not to offer free school meals during the Christmas holidays following a campaign by footballer Marcus Rashford. Despite this, we will continue to run our scheme at Bar Bar Black Sheep during children's school holidays. Our team believe that any child should be able to receive a treat. With the Christmas holidays fast approaching many families are going to feel the pinch.

If you wish to claim a free kids meal you do not need to provide any evidence, answer any questions or book a time slot. Our staff will welcome you and provide you with the same service that all our guests receive. If you know anyone that may be in need then please send them our way.

"You can also support the scheme by donating
a kids meal at just £5 each!"

This winter is going to be a very different one for all of us and for many, more difficult than ever. We all have to do our bit and support those who need it this year. Whether that is making a donation of a meal, doing a neighbour's shopping or even just a phone call to check in with a relative.

Let's pull together and help each other through the coming months.

Until next time ...



Would you like to know more?

If anything I've written in this blog post resonates with you and you'd like to discover more about Bar Bar Black Sheep and our suspended schemes, call us on 01908 804257, do leave a comment below, or chat to us using the Messenger box you can see in the bottom right of your browser.

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About Sian Philpott ...


Sian was introduced to fire manipulation in 2012 and was immediately hooked. After learning aerial acrobatics she soon progressed to performing in fie shows and assisting in circus workshops.

She joined the Pyrofinalia fire collective in 2014 and has been performing with them ever since. After performing fire shows with Danny Quinn at events around Milton Keynes she was asked to create the Fenceless Arts busking schedule for The Centre:MK and became a full-time member of the Black Sheep Collective.

Sian now helps with the day-to-day running of Bar Bar Blacksheep and continues to perform and run workshops. She is very much looking forward to the future with BSC and the fabulous events they put on.


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