Penzance Gymnastics Club-Fill The Pit

A Community project Penzance, United Kingdom

We desperately need to replace the foam safety blocks in our pit to allow our gymnasts to continue to train safely, and develop their skills

They did it!


On 8th Mar 2016 we successfully raised

£629

with

24 backers

in

28 days


Our Crowdfunder project is to refill our existing 10m X 5m gymnastics foam safety landing pit with new high density, longer lasting fabric covered foam blocks.

We are needing to raise £15,000 to refill our safety landing foam pit.

At present we have 400 weekly members aged 6 months to 50 years who all use the pit to practice new skills and master newly learnt ones. The club is a not-for-profit organisation which operates predominantly on a voluntary run coaching basis and relys heavily on funding to provide the local children and adults of Penwith with a fantastic healthy living activity. Our Club has been running for over 40 years, orginating in Cross street, Penzance and gradually moving from leisure centre facilities to a purpose built facility in Long Rock - a dream of ours we never thought would come to fruition.  

Currently our pit is filled using a low density foam which breaks down easily, meaning every 6 months we must empty and clean out the pit, usually filling 60 black bags of crumbed foam. Therefore, our pit it is in serious need of a complete refill using a high denisty foam and sock covers to reduce and contain any perishes. The pit requires 5000 blocks to completely fill it at a cost of £3 per block, therefore we are asking for any donations to help us reach our goal.

Foam pits are essential in Gymnastics training to reduce the mechanical load on bones and joints when landing; therefore protecting our gymnasts from injuries now and in later life. 

Please help us save the pit from closure!!