9th October 2014 

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, today hosted a tea party for the Magic Breakfast charity, dedicated to ensuring every child starts their school day with the right breakfast as fuel for learning.

The Prime Minister was joined in Downing Street by charity staff, supporters and the breakfast club of St John’s Church of England Primary school in Bethnal Green to celebrate the end of an 18 month partnership with Magic Breakfast which has seen Downing Street volunteers taking part in clubs across London.

Speaking at the reception in Downing Street, Prime Minister David Cameron said:

Making sure children have a healthy breakfast so they can learn at school is vitally important. Thank you Magic Breakfast for what you do and keep on doing it!

Magic Breakfast provides free healthy breakfast food, such as bagels, porridge, orange juice and cereals, to schools with over 35% free school meals. Together with a strong network of corporate partners, individuals and schools they are giving over 8,500 children the best start to the day.

Magic Breakfast founder Carmel McConnell said:

"Magic Breakfast has been delighted with the support from Number 10 Downing Street through the current Charity Partnership, in particular welcoming the great contribution made by Number 10 volunteers in Magic Breakfast partner schools in London. The charity has also been able to access advice and mentoring from within Number 10 which has been incredibly helpful - especially as Magic Breakfast is going through a period of substantial growth and will be continuing to work hard to help the 300 schools on our waiting list requesting urgent food aid".