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SCHOOLCHILDREN will get new play equipment thanks to a donation of hundreds of pounds by Kellogg’s to fund its breakfast club.

Bidbury Junior School, in Bedhampton, received the £450 boost from the cereal firm after it carried out research showing one in eight breakfast clubs have been forced to close because of budget cuts.

Headteacher Julie Wood said: ‘Breakfast clubs are a lifeline for many children but with budgets being tight they could sadly become unaffordable in future.

‘The grant will help our club and we’ll look forward to spending the money on some new equipment including new outdoor play equipment.’

Kellogg’s launched the Help Give a Child a Breakfast campaign last October to bridge the funding gap for schools after research showed the impact the closure of breakfast clubs could have according to teaching professionals across the UK.

Kellogg’s is donating £230,000 which will provide one million breakfasts by the end of 2012.