York Gymnastic Foundation - New Floor Fundraiser

by York City Gymnastics Foundation - New Floor Fundraiser in York, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 19th January 2021 we successfully raised £20,680 ( + est. £2222.75 Gift Aid ) with 154 supporters in 31 days

We are on a fundraising mission to put the spring back into our tired old floor area which is now passed its sell by date!

by York City Gymnastics Foundation - New Floor Fundraiser in York, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Purchase a larger and better area of sprung floor to increase use and benefit to our class members.


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Our gymnastic floor area is sadly no longer safe for our gymnasts to be able to perform most of the gymnastics skills that provide so much fun and enjoyment! We are in urgent need of funds to meet the cost of replacing this key piece of apparatus in our gymnastics centre.

Who we are and what we do

York City Gymnastics Foundation (YCGF) is a charity that was established over 35 years ago that is run predominantly by volunteers. We provide various gymnastics classes for over 1000 children and adults every week in our purpose built gymnastics centre.

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Our gymnastics classes cater for all ages and abilities with the only essential requirement being the ability to have fun whilst cartwheeling around upside down!

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How we will use the money

YCGF are aware that the floor area at the facility really now has served it's purpose and has unsurprisingly become tired after providing many years of fun activities and training.

Not an organisation to shy away from a challenge YCGF have set themselves an ambitious challenge - to raise enough funds to replace our floor area with a much needed new sprung floor for our fantastic community facility.

The floor area at our gymnasium really is the 'Hub' of the gym. It is used by all - from pre-school, boys and girls general gymnastics classes even through to the competitive groups that train at our facility. It really is one of our most valued pieces of equipment!

Partner Funding can increase the amount we raise!

We are applying to Sport England "Active Together" match funding.  If successful Sport England will add to the money we raise to make our total even bigger!

This means that any donations made through this crowdfunder are worth more to us than a simple donation direct to the club.

How we have been affected

Like a lot of community sports facilities YCGF suspended fees during 2020 whilst the facility had to close due to the Covid pandemic and is now running at a reduced capacity to ensure everybody is kept safe.  This has had caused a significant reduction in our income over 2020 whilst many of our outgoings have remained. We had been saving hard to replace our floor area but then the pandemic hit us and spare funds for new equipment ceased to be available. It has also been obvious to all our coaches and staff the impact on the mental wellbeing and happiness having participation in the sport so many of our young members love so much taken away from them by the Covid pandemic.

Our Ethos

The majority of the coaches at YCGF are volunteers who understand, and see first hand, the enjoyment children get out of keeping active through gymnastics and the enrichment this gives their lives which has been taken away for much of this year.  The coaches are dedicated and determined to achieve the fundraising required to upgrade equipment at the facility without which we will be unable to provide children with many more years of activity.

Thank you for taking the time to read about our fundraising project, please donate to a worthy cause and please share our cause.

The team at York City Gymnastics Foundation

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

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Bottle of wine

Bottle of white wine RRP £5

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Bottle of wine

Bottle of red wine RRP £5

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Free Girls Gymnastics Taster Class

Free 1 hour girls gymnastics taster class for children aged 6 - 16 RRP £6

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Free Trampoline Gymnastics Taster Class

Free 1 hour trampoline gymnastics taster class for children aged 6 - 16 RRP £5

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Free Boys Gymnastics Taster Class

Free 1 hour boys gymnastics taster class for children aged 6 - 16 RRP £5

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£10 Milano Pro Sport Gift Voucher

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£25 Milano Pro Sport Gift Voucher

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£50 voucher for York Wholesale Meats

Grab yourself a Xmas dinner fit for a king!

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Up to £15 Voucher for Virus Protection

1st Byte IT Solutions have kindly donated a voucher for virus protection up to the value or £50.00

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Hotel Chocolate XMAS Hamper

Large Hotel Chocolate Hamper (£40 RRP) donated by our friends at LaunchPad TGA

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A day's "handyman" services

A day's "handyman" joinery services kindly donated by RE-Installations.

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Zumba Dance Class

A free Zumba taster session with local Zumba instructor RRP £5

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