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Weston gymnastics centre head over heels after grant

30 July 2021

Weston gymnastics centre head over heels after grant

A popular gymnastics club in Weston-super-Mare has received a £1,000 grant to buy new training equipment.

Weston Gymnastics Centre, based at The Potteries Centre on Langford Road, has been handed the cash prize from Persimmon Homes as part of our Building Futures campaign, which runs until mid-August.

Building Futures will deliver more than £1m to good causes this year.

Noreen Austen, of Weston Gymnastics Centre, said: “This donation is a tremendous boost for everyone at the club. We’re extremely grateful to Persimmon Homes for their generosity.

“We provide an accessible, inclusive sport offering opportunities for children of all abilities, levels and ethnic groups to participate in gymnastics training within a controlled learning environment.

“Due to the current restrictions, we have recently extended our facilities to provide more quality training space in an upstairs area. This funding will help us to buy more training equipment including safety mats, benches, beams, springboards and a vault.”

Building Futures aims to support community groups working with under-18s across three categories – education & arts, health and sport.

A total of 128 grants of £1,000 will be awarded across Persimmon’s 32 regional businesses to improve local facilities and the delivery of vital community projects.

Three initiatives will go on to win £100,000 each through a national online public vote. The winners will be named at a gala dinner for finalists in November.

In each sector – education & arts, health and sport – as well as the £100,000 first prize, there will be a £50,000 second prize and a £20,000 third prize, while a further 87 shortlisted projects will each receive £5,000.

Carly Spear, sales director at Persimmon Homes Severn Valley, said: “We’re thrilled to be able to support Weston Gymnastics Centre with this funding.

“It’s a great club which is really benefitting young people by helping them stay active and social.

“Building Futures is all about helping young people and youth groups in our area. We’re accepting entries until mid-August so we’d urge more people to apply by visiting

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