Pat Todd representing the members of Ardea Lodge in Herne Bay, presented a cheque for £125 to Ms Sam Gibson of Greenhill Gymnastics Club. Greenhill is solely supported by fundraising and their subscriptions, no matter what the sum, all donations are put directly back into the club.
Sam Gibson said, “The money will be used to purchase much-needed gymnastics equipment to help all the gymnasts progress”.
The Club was formed in 1983 by the current Principal Head Coach Jean Willis. Within a short time the popularity of the club had started to exceed its limited original premises, and while the membership numbers increased rapidly it was relocated to its current venue a the Herne Bay High School Sports College, with the view to continuing its strong partnership links with the school as well as allowing the club to expand its membership and develop a ‘Hub Club’, promoting links between the recreational clubs of Herne Bay, Faversham and the surrounding areas.
By this stage, the club became well established within South East women’s artistic gymnastics. Notably, the Greenhill gymnasts gained sporting prowess at County, Regional and National levels. Numerous accolades bestow its past and present members and they move forever onwards and upwards with marked success.
The club was recognised as one of the first in the UK to gain the much-acclaimed Gym-Mark accreditation, providing its members who come from all over the Kent Area with an acknowledged safe and child-friendly environment in which to train.
With the focus on the all-round apparatus artistic genre and in parallel the general gymnastic floor and vault programmes. Anyone who has seen the Greenhill gymnasts perform or compete will be aware of their outstanding skill, individuality and resulting high standards of quality.
These high standards are gained through the accumulated expertise of some of the highest qualified and distinguished coaching and judging staff in the area and along with their dedicated and loyal club volunteers believe in the physical and mental development of all its members
Pat Todd of East Kent Freemasons said, “We always try to support local charities and organisations, so we were particularly pleased to help the Gymnastics club that does so much for the youngsters