…and nearly went extinct, only to be saved by die-hard fans:
An award-winning project in Burnley which aimed to get more children exercising and eating healthily has run out of cash.
Oh dear, so sad, too bad….
Burnley Council’s BUFFALO (Burnley Food and Fitness Aimed at Lowering Obesity) scheme has now stopped running but the council has not given up hope of restarting it if funding can be secured.Council chiefs failed in a bid for cash from the Big Lottery Fund, but they are now set to apply for £250,000 from the Social Action Fund, a pot of money created by the Government as part of its Big Society vision.
Shouldn’t they see if it works first?
Coun Jeff Sumner, executive member for leisure and culture, said: “BUFFALO was an exciting and innovative project that was extremely popularwith children, parents and schools.“Although it had to come to an end because of lack of funding it can be re-started quickly and start to make a difference, just like it did before…
And that difference being?
Oh, well, guess we’ll never know.
…within a few months of any grant application being successful.“The council is doing what it can to find other sources of funding so that BUFFALO can run again.”
Why don’t you try the food companies?
Or you could just accept that it’s entirely up to people what they put in their mouths, and put any money you do have towards something useful?