Levy on sugary drinks funds school projects across Sussex County
Sussex County Cricket Club introduces a levy on sugary drinks sold at its ground to fund a primary school project that helps kids get fit.
This initiative was part of the Brighton and Hove Sugar Smart City initiative in partnership with the City Council and Jamie Oliver Food Foundation.
The Sussex Cricket initiative that saw the club introduce a 20p Sugar Tax on fizzy drinks will be used towards funding a new project; ‘Healthy Mind, Healthy Body’, which the Sussex Cricket Foundation will be delivering across primary schools throughout Sussex after a trial roll out at City Academy Whitehawk primary school.
As well as keeping fit, the new project has a focus on other important activities including the importance of eating well, with one activity allowing children to try a range of different fruits they hadn’t tried before.