Young Wells trampolinists' chance to front national charity campaign
By abbie_wells | Friday, February 15, 2013, 10:57
A national charity is encouraging amateur trampolinists from Wells to enter their competition and be in with a chance of fronting a national campaign.
The 'Get Britain Bouncing' initiative wants local people to submit a photograph of themselves bouncing and making a shape on a trampoline.
This is part of a national campaign to encourage trampolining and support the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) trust. The winner will receive a trampoline and front the national Get Britain Bouncing campaign.
Martin Schofield, Chief Executive Officer of Super Tramp, a company supporting the campaign, explained: "Get Britain Bouncing is looking for a youngster to be the shape of the organisation and act as an ambassador for amateur bouncers, so we are asking children from Taunton to put themselves forward.
"It is very much like a competition to find a face that other organisations run but we're particularly interested in a shape made on a trampoline. It could be jumping, standing or even lying, but it must be on a trampoline.
"Children from Wells who would like to be considered need to send a photo of themselves making an interesting shape on a trampoline. They can be as creative as they like but must stay safe at all times."
Trampolining has many proven health benefits for those suffering from Cystic Fibrosis and the CF trust hope to be directly involved by raising awareness whilst raising funds.
Senior Corporate and Trust Fundraising Manager for the charity, Sue Piper said: "We know that families of children who have CF often use trampolines as a fun way to help them do their daily physio and we are delighted to be part of this new campaign and would like to thank Get Britain Bouncing for its support."
Entrants should be aged between four and 16-years-old and keen trampolinists.
They don't have to go to a club, they could be a garden bouncer but all children must have parental consent to take part.
Martin Schofield added: "We are also encouraging people to make a voluntary donation to the CF Trust by texting Jump23 and the amount you wish to donate to 70070."
Texts will be charged at the mobile phone operator's standard rate and the charity will receive 100% of the donation.
To enter, parents or guardians need to download an entry form from www.getbritainbouncing.org.uk and email this with their child's photograph to email@example.com.
The competition closes at midnight on Friday, April 19, 2013. Full details of the search are available on the campaign website, www.getbritainbouncing.org.uk.
Everyone who takes part will receive a certificate and a panel of judges will choose five regional winners, who will go through to the final. The overall winner will receive a trampoline and the runners-up will receive a rebounder, which is a mini-trampoline suitable for indoor use.
The winner and runners-up will be announced by Monday, April 29 and will be expected to participate in publicity. The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Trampolinist, Laura Gallagher, who is a world and European medallist, will be helping with the campaign and will sit on the judging panel.