A Sydenham comedy club is raising funds to provide packed lunches for children throughout October half term.

Poodle Club, on Sydenham Road, is one of hundreds of businesses across the country stepping in to feed pupils on holiday following footballer Marcus Rashford’s campaign.

Lewisham Council committed on Friday to sending vouchers nearly 12,500 children who receive school meals during term time.

Bromley is one of just four London councils refusing to offer food vouchers in half term, after the Government voted against a Labour motion calling for additional support.

Poodle Club’s gofundme page reads: “We’ll be making healthy bagged lunches for every child in Lewisham that wants one, with sandwiches, fruit, snacks, and maybe even a cheeky Halloween sweet treat!

“These can to be collected from our high street comedy club venue every day next week between 12-2pm, which is fully licensed with a '5' food hygiene rating.

“So many wonderful local people have very kindly offered to help us to pay for food & supplies so we have set up this 'go fund me' just for this project.

“Any money raised that does not directly go to pay for supplies for the lunches will be donated to the Lewisham Food Bank who do an amazing job year-round helping families in Lewisham.”

On Thursday, Rashford encouraged anyone wishing to join him to tweet using the hashtag #endchildfoodpoverty, saying he was "blown away" by the support he'd received.

To view their gofundme page click here