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Cheerleading Academy jumping for joy after housebuilder donation

04 April 2022

An Ipswich cheerleading club is jumping for joy after securing £1,000 from Persimmon Suffolk to help with its refurbishment plans.

Enigma Cheerleading Academy, which is open to boys and girls between the ages of three and 16, plans to install more cost-efficient lighting in the small industrial unit where the club operates.

Helen Wright, head coach at Enigma Cheerleading Academy, said: “We have recently undergone a refurbishment to our premises but are now in need of better and more cost-efficient lighting as well as an entrance gazebo for the children to wait in when the weather isn’t great.

“As a non-profit organisation, we aim to keep our fees as low as we can to open up opportunities to children whose families cannot afford the gymnastics centre other activities in sports centres. We have a lot of work to make it perfect but, with donations like the one from Persimmon Homes, we are well on our way.”

The academy is fundraising in various ways from scratch cards to donations but needed a boost to meet the costs for its new project.

Helen approached Persimmon for support through the Community Champions initiative which supports two good causes across Suffolk each month. The scheme donates up to £64,000 across the UK every month showcasing the housebuilder’s dedication to supporting the local communities where it is building.

Managing director Ian Hamilton, said: “Our Community Champions scheme is all about supporting local groups who make a real difference to the lives of the local people.

“Enigma Cheerleading Academy operates with its members at the forefront of its work, and we are so pleased to be able to support the club.”

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