Young gymnasts are jumping for joy

Date: Wednesday 19 March 2014

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Taylor Wimpey has set the bar high with a £1,000 donation to Phoenixwood Gymnastics Club in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire.

The club, which has more than 100 members aged from four to 13, will use the money to buy new FIG standard equipment to enhance the gymnasts’ preparation process ahead of competitions.

Head coach Dean Bartram says: “We are a small community club run mainly by volunteers but our members compete at a regional standard, and are hoping to enter our first National Grades competition next year, which is a massive achievement as we are based in a tiny school hall.

“This is a large amount of money for a club likes ours to find, so we are extremely grateful to Taylor Wimpey for their generous donation.

“The new bar will be well used by all of our members, from our beginners group through to our elite squads. Some of our girls come along for the social element and the chance to make new friends, while others are looking to develop their skills. Gymnastics is great for increasing their self-esteem and building confidence, and this new equipment will aid all of the above.”

This is the second time we have lent our support to the club. Last year we donated £500 to fund a new beam.

Mariana Knight, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey East Midlands, says: “We’re delighted to be able to offer this donation to Phoenixwood Gymnastics Club to help the girls reach the highest standards they can possibly achieve in the sport.

“We hope the members enjoy training on their new equipment and that it leads to many future successes for this growing gymnastics club.”