Meridian Gymnastics Club Equipment Fundraiser

by Merry Raymond in Yaxley, England, United Kingdom

Total raised £4,846

raised so far



To buy equipment that allows contact free coaching during Covid-19 so that we can safely allow access to more gymnasts during restrictions.

by Merry Raymond in Yaxley, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 30th March 2021 we'd raised £4,826 with 159 supporters in 56 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

If we can raise £4500 we can upgrade our spotting block option to a ‘Comfort Block’ which is a brilliant and extra safe addition to our bars/ tumble/vault set up AND buy a particular shape of wedge which will allow us to work on flics and tuck backs with more cautious gymnasts.

•Block £1040 (and additional £450 on previous target)
•Wedge £495

All prices are +VAT

Meridian Gymnastics Club in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire opened in July 2019, a family run business intended to celebrate gymnastics at all levels in our local community. In the 8 months before the first Covid-19 lockdown, the club grew to 400 members and was already making its mark in the local community. During the first lockdown we supported our members with Zoom sessions and challenges and built an outdoor area to safely offer small fitness groups as restrictions changed, reopening in late July to deliver 14 weeks of perfectly socially distanced gymnastics throughout the Autumn.

As a new club we had budgeted to hold 8 fundraising competitions in the first 18 months of opening to build up our equipment offering and so be able to accommodate a greater number of local gymnasts at our facility. All but one of these had to be cancelled due to Covid-19 and with the requirement to invest hugely in equipment and the outdoor space in order to reopen as a socially distanced club (at a cost of nearly £10000 ), the club has really struggled to put in place fundraisers that will help us to continue to develop and evolve so that vitally needed new members can join when Lockdown 3.0 ends.

We are encouraging our members to do a Sponsored Gym Tour, working on fitness activities themed to each area of the gym and raise £12 each. This will allow us to buy a series of new pieces of equipment that will enable us to provide better and more stretching activities for all our gymnasts, no matter how long we have to keep coaches socially distanced from our participants in the gym.

All the money raised via this fundraiser will be spent on equipment that directly benefits every gymnast in our club and will be spent in order of need, so that the items that are most necessary will be bought first, should we not raise the full amount.


This project offered rewards

£150 or more

A Party for 20

As soon as restrictions allow and subject to the normal times we have for parties and availability, you will receive a 2 hour party for you and 20 of your friends with 90 minutes free play and 30 minutes for food and cake!

£25 or more

A Thank You Commemorative Medal

This will be given to the gymnast you are connected with in the gym.

£50 or more

A 1 Hour Private Lesson in the Gym

A 1 Hour private lesson in the gym with a coach of your choice (from an available list at the time) for you and a sibling/classmate/squad mate of a similar ability to you. This will rely on the end of lockdown and coach/gym availability for how quickly it is fulfilled!

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