Gymnastics community raises £20,000 for NHS

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

By: Sport Industry Group

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British Gymnastics, the national governing body for gymnastics in the UK, says the gymnastics community has raised £20,000 for NHS Charities Together through the NGB’s #PresentForPounds fundraising campaign.

The #PresentForPounds campaign launched on 15th May and encouraged people to post their gymnastics ‘present’ online before donating to NHS Charities Together via British Gymnastics’ dedicated JustGiving page. The ‘present’ is the move performed at the beginning and end of a gymnastics routine to show that you’re ready for action or to celebrate

In an attempt to recognise the efforts of NHS and frontline staff, British Gymnastics - in partnership with its affiliated home nations - called on its community to take part. With donations from 468 supporters, including Welsh Gymnastics, as well as £8,000 fundraised by the British trampoline and aerobic gymnastics communities, all matched by the governing body for gymnastics in Britain, a cumulative total of £20,000 was reached.

Jane Allen, CEO, British Gymnastics, said: “I’d like to congratulate and thank everyone for getting behind this campaign, which has shown a great amount of support for those working for the NHS at this time. 

“Despite the current circumstances, seeing people within the gymnastics community come together has been heart-warming. Thank you to everyone who took part, had some fun, and donated to a very worthy cause.”