YOUNGSTERS from Stafford are being reminded to sign up to take part in a charity challenge that aims to get one million people bouncing nationwide on the same day (June 27, 2013).
Children from the town are being asked to take part in National Get Britain Bouncing Day on June 27 to help raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
Martin Schofield, Chief Executive Officer of Super Tramp, which is sponsoring the safe trampolining campaign, explained: “National Get Britain Bouncing Day is an awareness day to promote the benefits of bouncing. We need to get as many back garden bouncers involved as possible if we are going to meet our goal of getting one million bouncing.
All people need to do is get their parents to register by visiting www.getbritainbouncing.org.uk and then have a bounce during the day on Thursday, June 27. We are suggesting everyone who takes part gives a £1 donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
Even if you don’t have a garden trampoline at home you can still get involved, people can bounce on a space hopper or pogo stick or even just jump on the spot.
National Get Britain Bouncing Day takes place during the Cystic Fibrosis Trust’s fundraising and awareness week, Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Week, which runs from June 24 until 30.
This year CF Week is focused on the theme of transplant. Cystic fibrosis damages the lungs and digestive system, when the lungs become damaged often the only option for survival is a transplant.
Martin continued: “Anyone taking part in National Get Britain Bouncing Day will be helping the Cystic Fibrosis Trust to raise awareness of the importance of improving processes for lung transplants, giving people a better chance of life.
“Currently every year a third of people with cystic fibrosis die waiting for a transplant, the charity is committed to changing this to make sure all those who are suitable for a lung transplant receive one.”
Get Britain Bouncing is a campaign designed to promote the many benefits of trampolining.
The initiative is supported by the national trampoline manufacturer, supplier and retailer, Super Tramp, which is committed to helping the nation enjoy bouncing safely. The company helped found the organisation by bringing various bodies together and is sponsoring it.
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust makes a daily difference to the lives of those with cystic fibrosis and the people who care for them. Most people don’t understand what cystic fibrosis is, or what it does, until someone close to them is affected by it. They soon discover it’s a life-shortening genetic condition – only half live to celebrate their 40th birthday.
Since 1964, the Cystic Fibrosis Trust has supported excellence in research and clinical care, as well as providing practical support and advice to people and their families.
National Get Britain Bouncing Day takes place on Thursday, June 27. For further information on how to get involved, please visit www.getbritainbouncing.org.uk.