Horsham folk are this month being asked to sign up to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust by getting one million people nationwide bouncing on the same day.
‘Get Britain Bouncing’ is calling for clubs, schools, businesses and individuals in the town to take part in National Get Britain Bouncing Day on June 27 during Cystic Fibrosis Week.
Martin Schofield, Chief Executive Officer of Super Tramp, which is supporting the safe trampolining campaign, explained: “We are hoping to get one million people bouncing during National Get Britain Bouncing Day so we are calling on people in Horsham to sign up.
“You don’t need a trampoline to take part, you could be on a rebounder, space hopper or pogo stick, you just need to bounce.
“Get Britain Bouncing aims to publicise trampolining as a fun and safe activity for all the family and we think this is a great way to highlight how much fun bouncing is.
“To sign up for the event and for further information, please visit www.getbritainbouncing.org.uk.”
Get Britain Bouncing is a campaign designed to promote the many benefits of trampolining.
The initiative is supported by the national trampoline manufacturer, supplier and retailer, Super Tramp, which is committed to helping the nation enjoy bouncing safely. The company helped found the organisation by bringing various bodies together and is sponsoring it.
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust will be involved with the initiative too and will highlight the health benefits of bouncing to cystic fibrosis sufferers. Get Britain Bouncing will also help to raise funds for the charity.
Martin added: “National Get Britain Bouncing Day is an awareness day but we have organised it during the Cystic Fibrosis Trust’s fundraising and awareness week, Cystic Fibrosis Week, which runs from June 24 until 30. We are encouraging people to raise money on the day through a £1 donation from everyone taking part.
“Details on how to pay any money raised by clubs, schools and businesses can be found on the Get Britain Bouncing website.
“Any individuals from Horsham that bounce in their back gardens who would like to donate some of their pocket money to the charity can do so by asking their parent or guardian to text Jump23 and the amount they wish to donate to 70070.”
Texts will be charged at the mobile phone operator’s standard rate. The charity will receive 100% of the donation. People must be aged 16 or over to use the text donate service and are advised to ask the bill payer’s permission.
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust makes a daily difference to the lives of those with cystic fibrosis and the people who care for them.
Most people don’t understand what cystic fibrosis is, or what it does, until someone close to them is affected by it. They soon discover it’s a life-shortening genetic condition – only half live to celebrate their 40th birthday.
Senior Corporate and Trust Fundraising Manager for the charity, Sue Piper said: “We know that families of children who have cystic fibrosis often use trampolines as a fun way to help them do their daily physio and we’re delighted to be part of this campaign and would like to thank Get Britain Bouncing and Super Tramp for their support.
“We hope as many people from Horsham as possible sign up for National Get Britain Bouncing Day and that the organisation reaches its goal of getting one million people bouncing.
“We will certainly be getting involved at the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.”
Since 1964, the Cystic Fibrosis Trust has supported excellence in research and clinical care, as well as providing practical support and advice to people and their families.
Martin continued: “Trampolining is good for your health and co-ordination and if you are able to join a trampolining club then it is great for teamwork and socialising too.
“Super Tramp is helping Get Britain Bouncing to link with many other community and health organisations nationwide to work together to get the nation bouncing safely. We’re delighted to be able to help with the campaign.”
Trampolinist, Laura Gallagher, who is a world and European medallist, is helping with the campaign.
National Get Britain Bouncing Day takes place on Thursday, June 27. For further information on how to get involved, please visit www.getbritainbouncing.org.uk.
Alternatively, please follow the organisation on Twitter by visiting www.twitter.com/GBBouncing or log on to www.facebook.com/GetBritainBouncing.
Pictured here is Laura Gallagher, world and European medallist trampolinist, who is helping with the Get Britain Bouncing campaign.