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Builder bends over backwards to support young gymnasts

Added on: 25th October, 2018 by Nicky_41515

Builder bends over backwards to support young gymnasts

Cumbernauld Gymnastics Club Gymnasts

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Thu, 25 October 2018

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A Cumbernauld gymnastics club will celebrate its 50th anniversary in new premises with help from a regional builder.

The Cumbernauld Gymnastics Club was awarded £1,000 from Persimmon Homes’ North Scotland’s Community Champions fund to help with costs involved in moving premises at the end of this year.

Over 600 young gymnasts take part in training and seasonal workshops at the current Broadwood premises which has been home to the club since 1994. It’s success over the years has seen gymnasts compete at all levels from Scottish regional competitions to the Commonwealth Games.

Lauren Addison, Fundraising Coordinator at Cumbernauld Gymnastics Club, said: “We are delighted to receive this generous donation. I noticed that Persimmon had a new site called Mosswater View less than a mile away from our club and thought I would apply for funding.

“The money will make a huge difference to us as we move the club to a new location but will also help to buy new equipment for our new premises.”

The club provides fun and competitive gymnastics training for everyone from mums and toddlers to teenagers from across North Lanarkshire.

Iain Innes, managing director for Persimmon Homes North Scotland, said: “The Cumbernauld Gynmastics Club is a longstanding club that has achieved a great deal and we are proud to name them one of our Community Champions.

“They are a fantastic example of a community club that opens its doors to people of all ages offering healthy and competitive activity and a chance to meet like-minded people in Cumbernauld.”

The Community Champions initiative recognises and celebrates community-based charities, clubs and groups and invites anyone involved to apply for up to £1,000 of match funding.

Iain added: “Persimmon Homes North Scotland has had a fantastic response to its Community Champions scheme and it is always a tricky task to pick our winners each month.

“If applicants were unsuccessful last month, we urge them to visit the Persimmon Homes website and to try again and hopefully they will become our next Community Champion. There is no limit to the number of applications that can be made.”

To find out more about the Persimmon Homes Community Champions scheme and to make an application please visit

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