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Bryony Page

British Trampoline Champion, Bryony Page who has just returned from the European Championships 2016 with Team Gold for GB Women, will open the Wingate Centre’s Inclusive Bounce-a -thon on Sunday 24 April. The event marks the start of a week of activities to launch the charity’s summer Fundraising campaign.

 
The children’s charity, based in Wrenbury provides residential holidays and recreational sports activities for children with disabilities, particularly special needs both from the local area and across the country.  With its emphasis on Inclusive Sport, the Bounce-a-thon will give families and friends of all ages and abilities the opportunity to trampoline with the current British Champion who started her career at the Centre. Participants will be given a 15 minute interval to do as many bounces as they can. Entrance is free but we are asking participants to try and collect sponsorship donations for each bounce they do! Bryony Page comments:

“The Wingate Centre is where my trampolining career began, it’s an amazing facility that will always be close to my heart. The coaches and the centre staff have been a great inspiration to me as I have seen firsthand the support they offer for both able bodied and disabled children who want to take part in sports. I will always do whatever I can to help support the Centre’s incredible work.”

Amanda Kimber

Amanda Kimber

On the same day local mum of three Amanda Kimber will be running in the London Marathon with a target of £1500 to raise for the charity.  Amanda has been hard at training and fundraising since the New Year and comments:

“I am delighted to be running the London Marathon on behalf of The Wingate Centre. All three of my children have attended the centre for gymnastics classes and other activities over the years and I hope that it continues to be available for many more families to enjoy. Completing the marathon has also always been a dream, the training is well underway and I will be doing my upmost to raise as much money as I can for such a worthy cause that I know will really benefit from the proceeds.”

The charity is also launching its new appeal video in April and is inviting schools and businesses to support it in reaching its £300,000 fundraising target by wearing yellow and blue, purchasing wrist bands or organising their own events.

As a small independent charity that receives no direct government support, the Centre relies on fundraising events and generous public support to continue its work. For more information on how you can get involved in fundraising for The Wingate Centre email Katie@thewingatecentre.co.uk.

To follow Amanda’s progress and to support her you can visit her Just Giving Page here https://www.justgiving.com/Amanda-Kimber3

If you would like to register for the Bounce-a-thon (ages 5+) email office@thewingatecentre.co.uk or call 01270 780456 to receive an information pack. There will also be refreshments available, a raffle, face painting and some fantastic displays on the day and registration is on a first come first served basis and spaces are limited. For more information about The Wingate Centre or for details on how you can support the charity in 2016 visit www.thewingatecentre.co.uk.