Added on: 10th July, 2018 by Natalie_26298
Trampoline gymnasts at a Colchester club are jumping for joy after receiving a cash injection from a leading house builder.
Hi-Tension Trampoline Club has received a £1,000 windfall from Persimmon Homes Essex as part of its Community Champions project, which will see a pot of £24,000 being given to support local groups and charities over 12 months.
The club intends to use the money to buy a new competition trampoline for its members.
The thriving club, based at Colchester Leisure World, delivers trampolining sessions from grassroots to the highest level, with members aged between five and seventeen.
David Partridge, of the club, said: “We are extremely grateful to Persimmon Homes Essex for this generous donation.
“We have more than 160 members and provide comprehensive training, so members can participate in the sport at all levels, from recreational to competition.
“Our ethos is to ensure members demonstrate the sense of sportsmanship, enjoyment and achievement. This donation means we’ll be able to now purchase the new trampoline, providing more sophisticated equipment for our talented trampoline gymnasts.”
Phil Standen, from Persimmon Homes Essex, said the funding initiative was a way of supporting people across every city, town and village where the company works.
He said: “We are very proud to support the Hi-Tension Trampoline Club.
“It’s great to see a club so committed to getting people active and into sport.”
The Persimmon Community Champions initiative is a national programme where charities and groups can apply for funding up to the value of £1,000 to match money they have already raised themselves.
Phil said: “We’ve made it really simple to apply for funding, and we’re urging groups and charities to apply for next month’s donation by completing an online form at www.persimmonhomes.com/charity.”
Persimmon Homes Essex has developments located across the region, with a selection of homes to suit a range of buyers. For more information visit www.persimmonhomes.com