Clubs across the UK have taken part in our birthday celebrations throughout July, all whilst raising money so that we can continue to change lives through gymnastics.
Severn Gymnastics and Trampoline Club are one of the clubs that took part as they hosted a fun, fancy dress style gymnastics day, raising over £200 in the process.
Speaking about why the club wanted to get involved, Gaynor, Club Director, said: “None of us know when we will need a helping hand in life and this is an amazing way to get families together and to create lasting memories.
“Our club is all about helping the community and giving every child the chance to experience gymnastics and trampolining, so knowing that there is a charity that could help further a child’s ambition is great.
“We held a family circuits and fun evening. There was freestyle time in the gym for kids to show their parents what they can do and there was also chance for parents to have a go. We had an ice cream van, face painting and hot dogs for sale. We had many tired parents and happy gymnasts at the end.”
Wyre Forest Gymnastics Club were another that got involved. Hollie Jones, Fundraising Coordinator and Coach said: “Our gymnasts have loved dressing up to support the Foundation this week. We’ve been amazed at the effort and originality that has been put into the costumes, and it’s been great to know that the gymnasts (and coaches!) have had fun whilst supporting a worthy cause.”
Basingstoke Gymnastics Club had plenty of fun celebrating our birthday, raising £115 in the process. Development Manager Amy Woods said: “This was a fantastic idea and all the classes got involved from our GFA classes, freestyle, development, elite performance gymnasts and our staff.”
We would like to say a massive thank you to every club that helped us celebrate during July.
Although our birthday month is over, if your club would like to organise a late birthday gymnastics day, you can still download a fundraising pack.