North West Allstars are fundraising for new mats

by kirstie-anderson in Stornoway, Scotland, United Kingdom

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Stornoway's local cheer and dance squad, North West Allstars, are fundraising for new mats for our weekly practices.

by kirstie-anderson in Stornoway, Scotland, United Kingdom

North West Allstars Cheer and Dance started up in 2009 with a small group of young people joining in pom dance and learning some basic cheerleading moves after school. The squad has grown since then, and now includes a range of coaches delivering different styles of dance & cheer from ballet to hip hop, competing at regional and national competitions and performing locally and further afield.

Our dancers and athletes range from 5- 24 and we are about to start a new class for 3 - 5 year olds. As well as pushing our athletes and dancers to do their best and improve their skillswe try to ensure they have lots of fun and keep active and healthy and get involved in the community.

The cheerleading teams all practice at Sandwick Hall, where there is a large enough space for full floor tumbling and a high enough ceiling for stunts. We are also able to store mats here which are essential for cheerleading. Our athletes lift and throw each other in the air, often higher than 12 feet. As our squad progresses so does our level of stunts, which means now more than ever we need to ensure the safety of our cheerleaders. We also carry out weekly tumbling practices which require mats for safety.

Our current mats were kindly donated to us from the sports centre and previously were used by Isle of Lewis Gymnastics Club.  The mats are getting really worn now. The surfaces are slippy in the places and there are tears along the edges. Our storage and constant dragging in and out means that the mats are often bent and can be dog eared causing a trip hazard.

The type of mats generally used for cheerleading classes have progressed a lot since this type of school gym mat. We would like to purchase roll mats, which are easy to take out and put away and  can easily be rolled up at the end of each practice. They are taped together to avoid slipping. These would make our practices safer and much easier. They would also help us prepare more effectively for competitions by preparing us realistically for the floor we will compete on.

We would really appreciate it if you could help with any amount towards reaching our target and buying new mats for our squad. We are looking for £3795.00 to buy 5 roll mats creating just over half a full sized cheer floor.

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NWA colours bow. A must for all our cheerleaders. We're selling off our competition bows. These were made especially for previous competitions and aren't available in the shops. A must have for practice.

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CHEER BOOTCAMP A 2 HOUR fitness extravaganza. Date tbc. For cheerleaders, athletes, dancers and everyone in between. You don't need any experience in cheerleading and we'd love to welcome other athletes and non athletes alike to experience some of the conditioning and fitness our girls do every week. A sweaty fun way to get in to shape.

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Private cheer / dance session with an NWA coach. Ideal for anyone looking to improve their skills in dance and tumbling. Can look at specific skills e.g. jumps / turns or more general. 1 hour.

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Cheerleading session for your group (any age / number) e.g for brownies / dance group / youth club. We'll send a cheer coach to teach you the basics and a short routine at your club.

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NWA Cheerleading Uniform (ex competition) - our original children's and teenagers uniforms are up for grabs. Not available to buy in the shops. These were custom made. With squad logo or without if you'd like to add your name.

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Cheerleading Birthday party for up to 15 children with our cheerleaders - includes pom dance, uniform for birthday girl, stunts, demo and games. Hip Hop parties also available. Includes venue (no refreshments)

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Cheerleaders / dancers to perform at your event -bound to add a sparkle to any event.

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Cheerleading Hen Party for up to 20 hens Includes cheer uniforms for hens to wear, use of poms. An instructor to learn a short and fun cheer dance with stunts (optional). Venue included (no refreshments)

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Sponsorship of a team e.g. Youth Cheer If you would like to sponsor a team please get in touch and we can sort out the details which could include using your banner at events and displays, mentions in all pr, and logo on squad tshirts for that group.

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Main Sponsor Become our main sponsor and we'll add your logo to our brand new training gear (coming later this year) as worn by around 100 cheerleaders. We'll ensure you're mentioned in our PR and online, we'll cheer / perform at your events, and add your logo / banner to any of our own. We can also discuss further ideas if you'd like to consider becoming our main sponsor.

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