South Essex Gymnastics Club COVID Recovery Project

by South Essex Gymnastics Club Limited in Basildon, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 12th May 2021 we successfully raised £5,065 ( + est. £533.75 Gift Aid ) with 93 supporters in 28 days

Our aim to rebuild the membership of club after the COVID restrictions and lockdown rules. Rebuild the community that surrounds the sport

by South Essex Gymnastics Club Limited in Basildon, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

All money raised will go towards the day to day running costs of the club after the COVID lockdown, the additional money will contribute to costs where we have lost out on funding from our events programme in the year of 2020/2021


What are we raising money for?

The aim of our project is to raise funds to rebuild our membership at both of South Essex Gymnastics Club sites, Basildon Sporting Village and also our site at Eversley Leisure centre whilst our doors are closed, this money will help towards running costs of the building and coaches wages whilst on furlough leave.

With the view of opening up on the 12th April this still leave us working on limited spacing to abide by social distancing ruling. Our team of dedicated coaches work tirelessly to provide quality coaching creating an environment where gymnasts can come enjoy their sport and be safe at this very uncertain time.


Above: Socially Distanced Fun for Baby Classes, cleaned and Sanitised ready for the class.

How can you help us?

  • Make a Donation
  • Set yourself a Challenge and raise Sponsorship 
  • Share this page with your family, friends, work colleagues and local businesses
  • Share our campaign with businesses that might like to sponsor our club
  • Offer a prize or reward for our campaign

About SEGC

Our club caters for all ages from baby gym through preschool, after school recreational classes, squad groups right the way through to our elite programme training for Olympic Games.

SEGC's work within the community ranges from running charity fundraisers and cakes sales for MIND and Comic Relief to running sessions alongside Sports for confidence working with vulnerable adults and children and providing quality coaching at all stages of life. Prior to the COVID outbreak SEGC provided discounts for Young carers, Foster carer groups and also discounted pre school sessions with the Essex Pass.


Above: SEGC Main Gym cleaned, sanitised and ready to welcome Gymnasts back.

South Essex prides itself on inclusivity and sport for all, and with the outbreak it has meant our 'safe places' provided to vulnerable adults and family has had to close. Coaches have been volunteering time in order to keep moral high and interest in Gymnastics going through the lockdowns.

South Essex Gymnastics Club- Work in the community

South Essex Gymnastics Club have worked within the community fundraising for charities like MIND and Comic relief. SEGC have worked alongside Basildon council and Essex County Council to provide subsidized fees for families with lower income and also with adoption families in and around Essex. 

Gymnastics for al is one of the main points SEGC wants to provide in their classes. The club has a very strong disability discipline right he way through from Pre school additional learning right the way through to vulnerable adults working alongside Sports for Confidence. 

SEGC have worked with local primary schools providing weekly sessions to schools  in the Basildon area promoting sport and physical movement from a young age. During the lockdown period coaches have continued this link with virtual P.E lessons to keep children active and help improve their mental health. 


 Above: Zoom session with our Women's and Rhythmic classes, carrying on with training at home during lockdown.

What will the money be used for?

  • Cover the additional costs incurred due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Support families and Gymnasts who are finding it hard during this time.
  • Develop our coaches and volunteers so they are best placed to support our Gymnasts.
  • Pay our bills for hall hire and coaching staff.
  • Ensure the club is here for future generations of Gymnasts and families in the region.

Fundraising through a pandemic

Thank you to all  that has supported our journey so far, GoFundMe, GoRaise, Virtual Quizzes, Easter giveaways, Zoom sessions. 


Above: A HUGE thank you to everybody that has supported by donating to our GoFundMe page during the second lockdown.

Thank you for reading our story, we are all wanting to get back into the gym as soon as we are able to and coach the next generation of Gymnasts. If there is anyway you would be able to donate towards our cause or please share on social media.

#SEGC #WhoAreWe? #SouthEssexOfficial


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£2 or more

LIVE draw for signed Gymnastic memorabilia

For every £2 spend via this reward will be entered into a LIVE draw to win signed memorabilia from international and Olympic SEGC Gymnasts. Max Whitlcok MBE, Brinn Bevan, Pavel karnejencko, Reiss Beckford, Shannon Archer and Georgia-Mae Fenton.

£8 or more

8 of 14 claimed

South Essex Gymnastics Club- Signed Drawstring Bag

South Essex Gymnastics Club Signed drawstring 'Thank You' bag from all the current Elite Gymnasts complete with water bottle and Perspex keyring. Collection for item from the main gym office.

£10 or more

6 of 12 claimed

Six Decorated Cupcake Box

Six delicious decorated cupcake boxes from the Chris Cupcake company. Once purchased please contact [email protected] for your voucher.

£10 or more

2 of 15 claimed

Zoom Training Session with Reiss Beckford

15 Spaces available for a training session with Commonwealth Medallist and Jamaican Gymnast Reiss Beckford for a fun filled strength conditioning and skills zoom. Further information to be Emailed once redeemed.

£10 or more

2 of 10 claimed

Zoom Session with Nicole's Artistry

10 Spaces available to join the 'Sass'iety with SEGC's very own choreographer Nicole Wooder. Nicole has worked with such Olympians as Amy Tinkler, a Zoom not be missed.

£30 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Cambridge Diet Plan 1:1

The plan would include a 2 Week Programme and support from Sophie herself. @slimmerwithsophie RRP £65

£130 or more

2 of 3 claimed

Private Hire Sessions (Formally Parties)

Private Hire session for 1.5 hour in either the main gym or small gym, subject to availability. With COVID precautions limited numbers may need to be enforced

£20 or more

8 of 8 claimed

Creations by Claire- SEGC Drawstring Set

Creations by Claire have kindly donated a number of SEGC merchandise: T shirts, Bags, Hats and shorts, limited sizing available.

£25 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Creations by Claire- SEGC Rucksack Bag Set

Creations by Claire have kindly donated a number of SEGC merchandise: T shirts, Bags, Hats and shorts, limited sizing available.

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Men's T-Shirt, Hair Cut and Beard Trim

Muskett Studios in Hadleigh have kindly donated a T-shirt, Men's hair cut and Beard trim. RRP £50

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Signed Quatro Poster and Leotard Voucher

Signed Quatro leotard sport from Georgia-Mae Fenton, Great British Gymnast, with 1 Quatro leotard voucher. Contact details are with voucher.

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