Grimsby’s Gymnasts ‘Ride the Wave’ to raise cash for PPE

Grimsby's Gymnasts 'Ride the Wave' to raise cash for PPE

Grimsby’s Gymnasts ‘Ride the Wave’ to raise cash for PPE

Grimsby’s Twist and Flip Gymnastics Academy, have launched a ‘Ride the Wave’ campaign to raise funds for vital healthcare equipment and PPE.
Having temporarily closed due to the current crisis, the family behind Grimsby’s Twist and Flip Gymnastics Academy, which is usually held at Oasis Academy Winteringham, have been urging their members to remain positive and keep the momentum.
During the lockdown, members have been holding online ‘#RideTheWave’ gym classes.
In another fantastic show of community spirit, in light of continuing PPE shortages, the team of over 200 children and their parents have also been designing and selling ‘#RideTheWave’ t-shirts, using the profit to raise funds, which they have been donating to local firms making much needed PPE.
Mark Nicol, who runs the organisation alongside partner Nicky, said:
“’Ride the Wave’ is something we’ve been saying to try and help us all focus and stay positive through these really tough times,” said Mark.
“It seemed to fit in with what we stand for at Twist and Flip, so we thought why not try and help our brave nurses, doctors and care workers who are working so hard to save lives”.
The family said that they also wanted to show support to a fellow Grimsby business JD Print, which has seen orders plummet since the Covid-19 outbreak.
The print company has designed and printed a range of #RideTheWave fundraising t-shirts. In less than a week nearly 50 t-shirts have been sold and orders have come from as far as South Wales and Ireland.
“Like so many other businesses, we are fighting to make sure that we have something that the children can come back to. We are determined to stay positive,” Mark added.
“We owe it to our children and their parents to do everything we can to help and support them. The children are getting to see their friends and we are even getting parents involved in our online classes, like our Plank Challenge. We have had some great feedback. It is lots of fun but giving the children some structure too.”
Twist and Flip has over 600 members.
The ‘#RideTheWave’ campaign has also included story time and movement classes for children as young as 18-months. The weekly programme is published every Sunday.
#RideTheWave t-shirts come in blue, to show support for the NHS. They are priced from £15, and are available to order, in childrens and adult sizes, from

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