IT WAS lights, camera, action at a local children’s lunch club as a film crew turned up to talk to the club for the Channel 5 news.

The Pennypit-based Preston Seton Gosford Lunchclub were featured on the news to showcase the important work that groups like this do when dealing with holiday hunger for young children.

Lorna Bellany, who has been manager of the lunch club for the past year, said: “It all happened very quickly, charity Children in Scotland organised it the night before, so it was a rush to get things ready.

“The kids loved it. They talked on camera about what they loved about the lunch club, which included the activities, the games and the food! They love coming here and spending time with their friends.”

The PSG Lunchclub runs every weekday during the holidays for two hours, providing hot food and activities including sports and music for young children. The news piece covered the need for free out of school groups for parents who cannot afford to pay for costly after school activities.

Lorna continued: “We have around 70 children who come here every day. They come from many different backgrounds and have overcome many challenges.”

The clip was aired on the Channel 5 news, much to the delight of children and parents alike.

Lorna added: “All the children were so excited to see themselves on TV, and I think the adults were as well!

“There were a few who were upset that their interview or clip wasn’t shown. Everyone tuned in and it was really nice. It was great to go national, even if just for a few minutes, and to show people the work that the lunch club does.”