Gymnasts benefit from firm’s generosity

Young gymnasts in Rushden are having a softer landing thanks to the generosity of an earthworks and skip hire firm.

The Diamonds Gymnastics Club has been able to replace worn matting with high-quality fitted matting that meets the highest safety levels, thanks to a grant from the Mick George Community Fund.

The Diamonds Gymnastic Club is based on the site of the former Rushden and Diamonds Football Club and regularly hosts visits from schools, regional competitions and club competitions.

They will now be able to allow access to those with special needs as a result of the improved matting and overall increased levels of safety.

Club grants co-ordinator Amanda Broadhurst, said: “The gymnasts are thrilled with the new equipment and it has improved the club both from a safety point of view and aesthetically too.

“We recently hosted a county boys’ competition and the feedback from visiting guests was so encouraging.”

The Mick George Community Fund has approximately £200,000 available per year and will provide grants of between £5,000 and £50,000.

The gymnastic club received almost £10,000.