Corby gymnasts jump for joy after cash boost

Members of Corby Gymnastics Academy receive a �500 donation from Tesco staff Dawn Hinton, store manager George King and David Naylor
Members of Corby Gymnastics Academy receive a �500 donation from Tesco staff Dawn Hinton, store manager George King and David Naylor
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Members of Corby Gymnastics Academy are jumping for joy after receiving a £500 donation from the town’s new Tesco store.

The club recently moved into new premises in the town and spent around £40,000 on additional equipment.

Tesco store manager George King said: “It is important that we are always looking for ways to be involved in the local community.

“It has been a pleasure to meet the staff and gymnasts from the academy.”

Corby Gymnastics Academy is a non-profit community sports organisation that provides gymnastics sessions for children of all abilities.

It runs training programmes for participants from pre-school gymnastics groups, beginners, recreational and elite performers with the help of qualified and experienced coaches.

James Chalkley, from the academy, said: “We are delighted to receive the £500 donation from Tesco and we are very grateful for this support.

“It is fantastic that Tesco is helping community clubs in the area and we will be using the money towards the cost of new safety mats and foam landing blocks that will improve the opportunities we can give to our members, as well as enabling us to offer more classes for new members in the near future.”

Tesco’s community champion at Corby Dawn Hinton said: “We wish the academy every success and we are delighted we have been able to offer them a donation towards their new safety mats and landing blocks.”