Lincoln, UK – Lorna Kettleborough is mother to 2 children on the autistic spectrum and they both attend, Witham Hill Gymnastics Club. There are a number of children with ASD who attend the club.
The club at present is trying to raise funds for foam Pits that will help all of the gymnasts but in particular those with autism who don’t like to be touched. The foam Pits will give them the confidence to try moves that others might try with a coach supporting them.
The club is run largely on a voluntary basis and with a dedicated committee. They have recently moved to larger premises and want to further develop the facilities.The planned Pits will make activities such as trampolining, vaulting and tumbling more accessible to a wider section of the community, including those whir ASD, allowing them to achieve success.
Lorna told us:
“Gymnastics is my son’s special interest and he is making great progress and winning medals in mainstream county competitions.”
The club have been accepted as a nominated project for an award of £25,000. The two projects with the most votes at the end of May get awarded the Grant
This award is 50% of what the club need to install the Pits that will make a huge difference to all gymnasts.
“Gymnastics is a sport in which individuals compete individually but also feel part of a team, ideal if you are ASD.”
In the voting the 1st & 2nd place in both categories receive grants.
You can click on this link here to vote for Witham Hill Gymnastics club.
More information about the club can be found on there website here