Jumping gymnasts in Royston add more than £500 to this year's Children in Need total

PUBLISHED: 10:34 24 December 2016 | UPDATED: 10:34 24 December 2016

Gymnasts jumped for Pudsey.

Gymnasts jumped for Pudsey.


Eager gymnasts jumped at the chance to take part in a late challenge to help top up the total for this year's Children in Need appeal.

The youngest gymnast group.The youngest gymnast group.

Royston Leisure Centre‘s gymnasts, taught by senior coaches Glen Stanway and Alison Seeman, took part in the Jump for Pudsey challenge, clocking up more than 10,000 jumps to raise money for the cause which supports disadvantaged children and young people.

“It was fantastic to see all the children making such a big effort to do as many jumps as they could for such a worthy cause,” said Alison.

The individual tasks included how many forwards skips can be done in 30 seconds, or how many jumps over a platform or jumping while throw-ing a catching a ball can be done in 30 seconds.

“We managed to raise a fantastic total of £535 with a grand total of 10,300 jumps,” Alison added. “Well done Royston Gymnastics!”

Gymnast groups from Royston Leisure Centre.Gymnast groups from Royston Leisure Centre.

At the centre, they currently teach about 100 children over three sessions on Wednesday afternoons. For more information on the centre go to www.sll.co.uk/royston.

For more on Children in Need go to www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/fundraisinghub.

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