Keeping the dreaded phrase “I’m bored” at bay for parents, one caring couple has spent its days delivering fun packs to children all around.

Grandparents Janet and Roger Wynne have been making their way around Mirehouse, dropping off activity packs to each and every youngster.

With the help of Mirehouse Community Centre, the chair and secretary of Mirehouse Residents Group created the bundles, including everything from crayons and colouring and puzzle books to bubbles, rackets and balls.

Janet, 74, said: “We thought there were so many things being done for the elderly, but nothing for the children, and we have 11 grandchildren, so we know how little they have to do at the moment with not being in school.”

And with 250 activity packs delivered since April, it’s safe to say the pair have made many children– and parents – very happy.

“We’ve had a lot of people saying ‘thank you so much’, and that they’re children are delighted with the packs.

“We’d like to get one to them all – I’m just surprised by how many children there are on Mirehouse.”

The boredom-battling bags were funded by the Mirehouse Residents Group, with Karen McGrady from the community centre often picking up bits-and-bobs to include, and Janet and Roger couldn’t be more grateful for the support.

Janet said: “Charlie [McGregor] and Julieanne Kelly handle the group’s money, and we were glad they could help us with funding it all, and Karen has been picking up things to put in the packs, which has been really nice.

“We’re very grateful for all the help we’ve had.”

To find out more about the fun packs for Mirehouse youngsters, visit the #MirehouseMatters Facebook page.