Repair Our Pit - Wyre Forest Gymnastic School

by New Equipment - Wyre Forest Gymnastic School in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, United Kingdom

Repair Our Pit - Wyre Forest Gymnastic School

Total raised £15,255

raised so far

203

supporters

WFGS are raising funds to renew their 12 year old pit which is in desperate need of repair, along with the landing mats and other equipment.

by New Equipment - Wyre Forest Gymnastic School in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 23rd December 2023 we'd raised £15,115 with 201 supporters in 28 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

New landing mats for the top of the Pit, these aid landing for the gymnasts and help to reduce wear and tear on the Pit. 


Welcome to WFGS Repair Our Pit Crowdfunder Campaign!

Who are WFGS

We are Wyre Forest Gymnastic School, fondly known as WFGS by our members. We are a Not-for-Profit Company that have been inspiring gymnasts in Kidderminster and the surrounding areas since 1987.

Ann Combes founded the club, with just a couple of mats in Stourport Sports Centre.  In 2010 we moved in to our current premises and have seen hundreds of gymnasts pass through our doors on a weekly basis.

Over the years our club has been a place of joy and laughter - a fun, welcoming space for both children and adults. We offer classes for toddlers, pre-school right through to adults.  We are a facility that not only helps improve physical wellbeing, but also mental health.

We have grown from a handful of gymnasts to over 400, with 15 coaches and 25 classes per week. We have many parents who were gymnasts with us and now bring their own children, along with adults taking part in our adult class who have fond memories of gymnastics with us as a child.

We really are a community hub with Zumba taking place in our dance studio and the local Ju Jitsu club hiring our facilities, Nihon Ju Jitsu. 

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Why We Need Your Help?

At WFGS, we are pleased to provide affordable gymnastics classes for all our members. However, this means we struggle to often replace/repair old equipment or buy any new exciting equipment for our members.  Our landing pit which is used by all of our members is over 12 years old and is vital to the development of advanced gymnastic skills.  The pit as we fondly refer to it is in desperate need of repair, Gymnova the service provider have said in a recent Service Report, Do Not Use!! The foam needs replacing along with the cover and mats we use to aid landing in the pit. We are also in desperate need of new blocks, we use these to help teach skill progressions to the gymnasts and they are ideal for the coaches to use to aid supporting to help keep the gymnasts safe. 

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How Your Donations Will Be Spent

At WFGS we endeavour to invest for the benefit of all our members, and therefore, we believe investing in the pit repair and new landing mats for use in the pit will be a fantastic asset for everyone in the club. 

Any left over funds will be spent on new coaching blocks which are used by the members and ideal for the coaches to stand on to support the gymnasts to keep them safe.

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WFGS In The Community

We have been based in Kidderminster for over 30 years, many people know of us and what we do.  We have links with local schools, weekly Zumba classes, we have housed a cheerleading club and currently a Ju Jitsu club. 

How You Can Support WFGS..

There are many ways you can help WFGS! Here are a few ways you can support us to hit our goal!

1. Most Important Donations!  Please make a Pledge by donating to us today! This will help us to reach our goal and create momentum behind our cause!

2. Share, Share and Share Again! Please follow our Facebook page, share our Crowdfunder link, and keep an eye out for updates. The more people on board the sooner we reach our goal.

3. Got a Reward To Offer? We are extremely grateful for any rewards our community can offer us. Get involved if you are a local business by donating items we can offer to our supporters. We will give you a shout out!

4. Run your own fundraiser! Use the 'contact project' button to let us know. We welcome all the support we can get. Setting up your own page only takes a few minutes, and you won't need any bank details. Just a fun idea.

Check Out Our Rewards! 

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Rewards

This project offered rewards

£1 or more

Christmas Display - Child Spectator Ticket

Buy your Christmas Display Spectator Tickets here! £1.00 per Child! Remember to select the total number of children tickets you wish to purchase to enjoy our Christmas Display on Saturday 9th December.

£2 or more

Christmas Display - Adult Spectator Ticket

Buy your Christmas Display Spectator Tickets here! £2.00 per Adult! Remember to select the total number of adult tickets you wish to purchase to enjoy our Christmas Display on Saturday 9th December.

£3 or more

Christmas Spectacular - Spectator Ticket

Recreational Competition Squad Parents...Buy your spectator tickets here for the Christmas Spectacular Competition on Sunday 3rd December 2023. £3.00 per person, children under 5 who can sit on an adults lap will go free.

£4 or more

WFGS Water Bottle

The perfect stocking filler...A 500ml plus green and purple WFGS Water Bottle with space to add the gymnasts name!

£4 or more

Neo Leotards £5.00 Off Voucher

Neo Leotards voucher, www.neoleotards.com, for £5 off leotard orders over £35.00. Voucher valid until end of March 2024.

£6 or more

WFGS T-Shirt

A WFGS T-Shirt is the perfect stocking filler and gymnastics attire for your gymnast. Sizes and styles vary. Please see Our Rewards for photos.

£20 or more

Reduced January Holiday Camp Place - Thursday 4th

***This Reward is for a camp day on Thursday 4th January*** We are running a holiday camp from Wednesday 3rd January to Friday 5th January from 9am - 4pm. Why not grab your reduced rate camp place, normally £30.00 per WFGS member for a full day but bargain price of £20.00, book today as only 10 places available at the reduced rate!

£20 or more

Reduced January Holiday Camp Place - Friday 5th

***This Reward is for a camp day on Friday 5th January*** We are running a holiday camp from Wednesday 3rd January to Friday 5th January from 9am - 4pm. Why not grab your reduced rate camp place, normally £30.00 per WFGS member for a full day but bargain price of £20.00, book today as only 10 places available at the reduced rate!

£20 or more

Reduced January Holiday Camp Place - Tuesday 2nd

***This Reward is for a camp day on Tuesday 2nd January*** We are running a holiday camp from Tuesday 2nd January to Friday 5th January from 9am - 4pm. Why not grab your reduced rate camp place, normally £30.00 per WFGS member for a full day but bargain price of £20.00, book today as only 10 places available at the reduced rate!

£20 or more

CC Ladies Lounge Gel Polish

CC Ladies Lounge, https://www.facebook.com/ccsladieslounge, have donated 4 x Gel Polishes to be used in 2024. Who would like a treat for 2024 and only £20.00 each! Bargain!

£35 or more

Nihon Ju Jitsu - 1 Month Membership

**One Off Opportunity** - Nihon Ju Jitsu train from WFGS each Tuesday and Wednesday. Thinking of trying out a new sport then this could be for you, one months membership for the reduced rate of £35.00 instead of £40.00 for 2 sessions per week. www.nihonjujitsu.co.uk

£40 or more

MOT Mason Road Motor Care

One off opportunity: Mason Road Motor Care Kidderminster are offering an MOT. https://mason-road-motor-care.business.site

£75 or more

A 1:1 Gymnastics Session with Head Coach Louise

Exclusive Reward for our Crowdfunded...experience a 60 minute 1:1 gymnastics session with our Head Coach Louise. It can be as fun or as intensive as you want it to be! Maybe you wish to work on a particular skill or spend more time on bars or another piece of equipment. A fantastic ONE OFF opportunity! ***Date and time to be arranged to suit both you and the coach***

£75 or more

A 1:1 Gymnastics Session with Jessica

Exclusive Reward for our Crowdfunded...experience a 60 minute 1:1 gymnastics session with our Assistant Head Coach Jessica. It can be as fun or as intensive as you want it to be! Maybe you wish to work on a particular skill or spend more time on bars or another piece of equipment. A fantastic ONE OFF opportunity! ***Date and time to be arranged to suit both you and the coach***

£75 or more

New Music Floor Routine by Paige

Exclusive Reward for our Crowdfunded...experience a 60 minute 1:1 new music floor routine by Coach Paige. Are you competing in our Women's Artistic Squad, Recreational Competition Squad or would just love a music floor routine then this is for you! A fantastic ONE OFF opportunity! ***Date and time to be arranged to suit both you and the coach***

£75 or more

A 1:1 Trampoline Session with Owen Sinnett

Exclusive Reward for our Crowdfunded...experience a 60 minute 1:1 Trampoline session with Owen Sinnett at Wyre Forest Leisure Centre, Kidderminster. Owen Sinnett is an extremely experience trampoline coach, it can be as fun or as intensive as you wish it to be! Maybe you want to give trampoline a go or work on a particular skill. ***Saturday morning or afternoon in 2024 but date and time to be arranged between yourself and the coach***

£95 or more

Jo Malone Gift Box - Worth over £100.00

A one off Reward! Indulge in luxury with this Jo Malone Gift Box. Red Roses Bath Oil and Red Roses Hand and Body Lotion.

£125 or more

WFGS Birthday Party Vouchers

Exclusive to Crowdfunder! We are offering 3 WFGS Birthday Parties for the reduced price of £125.00 per party instead of £175.00. The party is 2 hours long, with 1 hour in the main gym lead by two WFGS Coaches, then 45 minutes in the dance studio for your own food and party games, with some time to also tidy up following the party. ***Date and time to be arranged to suit both yourselves and WFGS***

£150 or more

Jo Malone Gift Box - Worth over £155.00!

A one off Reward! Indulge in luxury with this Jo Malone Gift Box. Red Roses Scented Candle, Red Roses Body & Hand Lotion and Red Roses Bath Oil.

£4 or more

Personalised Nice List Certificate Jigsaw

**One off opportunity** - Nice list certificates are always fab, but why not switch it up this year with a jigsaw puzzle? 12 or 63 pieces available. Please see a photo example under our rewards section. Just £4 personalised with any name - normally £5.00 from the lovely Lucy Halford who makes lots of personalised items, check out her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/193881909390926/?ref=share

£7 or more

Bewdley Beer Voucher

£7.50 Bewdley Beer voucher.

£15 or more

Full Throttle Raceway Voucher

The midlands most exciting kart circuit FTR Stourbridge. 25 lap karting experience for 1 person. Complimentary balaclava and glove set, full briefing/training session provided.

£15 or more

WFGS Black Slogan Sweatshirt

WFGS Black Slogan Sweatshirt. WFGS logo on the front and the wording: "You can take the gymnast out of the gym but you can't take the gym out of the gymnast". Please see Our Rewards section for photos.

£20 or more

Flowers of Kidderminster - Handmade Bouquet

A beautiful handmade bouquet worth £25.00 from the award winning florist Flowers of Kidderminster. https://flowersofkidderminster.co.uk

£20 or more

Reduced January Holiday Camp Place - Wednesday 3rd

***This Reward is for a camp day on Wednesday 3rd January*** We are running a holiday camp from Wednesday 3rd January to Friday 5th January from 9am - 4pm. Why not grab your reduced rate camp place, normally £30.00 per WFGS member for a full day but bargain price of £20.00, book today as only 10 places available at the reduced rate!

£20 or more

A Beautiful Handmade Christmas Wreath

**One Off Opportunity** A truly stunning handmade Christmas Wreath worth £25.00 by Lucinda Odell. Please see 'Check Out Our Rewards' section for a image of the type of Wreath that is available.

£20 or more

1 Months WFGS New Starter Voucher

**One Off Opportunity** A Wyre Forest Gymnastic School 1 Month New Starter Voucher worth £25.00. Do you know a gymnast in the making then why not enrole them into WFGS with this 1 months New Starter voucher. Please note that after the 1st month, monthly fees will be £25.00 per month for a weekly 1 hour class.

£23 or more

35 Minutes Swedish Massage Treatment

**One Off Opportunity** A 35 minute Swedish Massage Therapy voucher with Toni-Jayne worth £27.00. Toni-Jayne is based at Wyre Forest Gymnastic School and offers both Swedish and Sport Massage Therapy. Why not treat yourself to 35 minutes relaxation?

£23 or more

12 Cupcake Voucher

**One Off Opportunity** A 12 Cupcake Voucher worth £28.00 by Ice 'n' a Slice , Cake Creations by Carol, check out Carol's Facebook page for all the delicious creations Carol makes. These Cupcakes are truly delicious. https://www.facebook.com/IcenaSliceKidderminster

£23 or more

At Hair & Beauty 30 Minute Facial Voucher

Voucher worth £25.00 - absolute bargain for a 30 minute facial by Alisha At Hair & Beauty Kidderminster. They also offer many other beauty treatments, check out their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/athairandbeauty/

£45 or more

£50.00 Little Stars Leotard Voucher

Little Stars Leotards have very generously donated a £50.00 leotard voucher, https://www.littlestarsleotards.co.uk. Little Stars leotards are beautiful and come in an array of designs and styles to suit every gymnast. We love their leotards so much at WFGS that they are supply our Women's Artistic and Recreational Competition Squad Competition Leotards.

£60 or more

Go Ape Voucher - Worth over £65.00!

Go Ape have very kindly donated a voucher that can be used at any of their UK sites, the closest one is at the Wyre Forest near Bewdley. The voucher will pretty much pay for two people to enjoy their TreeTop Challenge, wish to know what is like to be among the trees, you now will! For a full family experience the voucher can also be used on their TreeTop Adventure course, for more details of locations and courses please go to: goape.co.uk.

£75 or more

A 1:1 Gymnastics Session with Sam

Exclusive Reward for our Crowdfunded...experience a 60 minute 1:1 gymnastics session with our Lead Recreational Competition Squad Coach Sam. It can be as fun or as intensive as you want it to be! Maybe you wish to work on a particular skill or spend more time on bars or another piece of equipment. A fantastic ONE OFF opportunity! ***Date and time to be arranged to suit both you and the coach***

£75 or more

New Music Floor Routine by Hollie

Exclusive Reward for our Crowdfunded...experience a 60 minute 1:1 new music floor routine by Coach Hollie. Are you competing in our Women's Artistic Squad, Recreational Competition Squad or would just love a music floor routine then this is for you! A fantastic ONE OFF opportunity! ***Date and time to be arranged to suit both you and the coach***

£100 or more

Jo Malone Gift Box - Worth over £105.00!

A one off Reward! Indulge in luxury with this Jo Malone Gift Box. Geranium & Walnut Exfoliating Shower Gel, English Oak & Redcurrant Scented Candle and Geranium & Walnut Hand Cream.

£100 or more

Birmingham Brewing Company Beer School Voucher.

**Over 18's Only** Voucher Worth £110.00. Our beer school is a full day course led by our Master Brewer, which will involve talks on the science and the technique of brewing, as well as a guided brew on our 100L pilot kit. The day will begin around 9am and finish around 4pm. Lunch is provided and once the beer is ready you'll get some bottles to enjoy too! https://birminghambrewingcompany.co.uk/beerschool/

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