|Bouncers needed to raise money for Children in Need
Laura Gallagher, trampolinist, who is supporting the Get Britain Bouncing campaign.
TRAMPOLINISTS from Wigan are this month (October, 2012) being asked to sign up to take part in a 24-hour bounceathon organised by Get Britain Bouncing in aid of Children in Need.
Get Britain Bouncing, which advocates safe trampolining, is calling for clubs, schools and other organisations in Wigan to take part in the bounceathon on Friday, November 16.
Martin Schofield, spokesperson for Get Britain Bouncing, explained: “We are organising a 24-hour bounceathon in aid of Children in Need. The event will take place throughout the UK at various clubs and schools and we are looking for people from Wigan to get involved too.
“All people need to do to participate is hold their own bounceathon and tally up the time bounced by each person taking part in their event. Participants are encouraged to collect sponsorship money for Children in Need. Get Britain Bouncing will tally up the hours collectively bounced and the money raised following the event and a certificate will be awarded to everyone who takes part.
“There is no set format for people taking part and clubs can be as creative as they like with their bounceathons, we’d just like to see individuals bounce for as long as possible and to bounce safely.”
Get Britain Bouncing is a campaign designed to promote the many benefits of trampolining.
Trampolinist, Laura Gallagher, who is a world and European medallist, will be helping with the campaign.
Martin continued: “Even though the Get Britain Bouncing bounceathon is going to last for 24-hours, we are not suggesting people need to hold 24-hour events at their clubs. Even if people can only hold a sponsored bounce for a couple of hours during the day or evening then they will be helping to raise valuable funds for Children in Need.
“Get Britain Bouncing would love to hear from any clubs or schools who would like to be involved in the event. It is a really exciting way to see lots of people bouncing and enjoying the sport and at the same time to raise funds for a very worthy cause.”
Children in Need aims to make a real difference to the lives of children in the UK. The charity provides grants to projects that focus on children and young people who are disadvantaged.
Martin added: “Get Britain Bouncing aims to link with many other community and health organisations nationwide to work together to get the nation bouncing safely and we’re delighted to be able to help with the campaign. For further details, people can visit www.getbritainbouncing.org.uk.”
To find out more about the 24-hour bounceathon and how to get involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further details of the Get Britain Bouncing campaign, please visit www.getbritainbouncing.org.uk or follow the company on Twitter by visiting www.twitter.com/GBBouncing.