Get bouncing and be the shape of a new campaign

Fenland bouncers are being reminded it’s not too late to submit a photograph of themselves making a shape on a trampoline for the chance to front a national campaign.

Get Britain Bouncing, which promotes trampolining while helping to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, is searching for a youngster to provide the shape of the campaign.

Martin Schofield, Chief Executive Officer of Super Tramp, which is supporting the campaign, explained: “Get Britain Bouncing is looking for someone to provide the shape for the campaign and act as an ambassador for amateur bouncers.

“Children from Fenland who would like to be considered need to send a photo of themselves making an interesting shape on a trampoline. They can be as creative as they like but must stay safe at all times.

“Due to the cold weather and snow we’ve had so far this year Get Britain Bouncing has extended the deadline of the competition until Friday, May 31. As the weather warms up during the next couple of weeks we hope lots of youngsters will be able to get bouncing and enter the competition.”

Entrants should be aged between four and 16-years-old and be a keen trampolinist. They don’t have to go to a club, they could be a garden bouncer but they must have parental consent to take part.

Martin added: “It is very much like a competition to find a face that other organisations run but we’re particularly interested in a shape made on a trampoline. It could be jumping, standing or even lying, but it must be on a trampoline.

“Entry is quick and easy, all parents/guardians need to do is download an entry form from www.getbritainbouncing.org.uk and email this with their child’s photograph to info@getbritainbouncing.org.uk. We are also encouraging people to make a voluntary donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust by texting Jump23 and the amount you wish to donate to 70070.”

Texts will be charged at the mobile phone operator’s standard rate. The charity will receive 100% of the donation. People must be aged 16 or over to use the text donate service and are advised to ask the bill payer’s permission.

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 will be involved with the initiative too and will highlight the health benefits of bouncing to cystic fibrosis sufferers. Get Britain Bouncing will also help to raise funds for the charity.

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.

Senior Corporate and Trust Fundraising Manager for the charity, Sue Piper said: “We know that families of children who have cystic fibrosis often use trampolines as a fun way to help them do their daily physio and we’re delighted to be part of this new campaign and would like to thank Get Britain Bouncing for its support.”

The competition closes at midnight on Friday, May 31. Full details of the search are available on the campaign website, www.getbritainbouncing.org.uk

Everyone who takes part will receive a certificate and a panel of judges will choose five regional winners, who will go through to the final. The overall winner will receive a trampoline and the runners-up will receive a rebounder, which is a mini-trampoline suitable for indoor use.

The winner and runners-up will be announced by Friday, June 14 and will be expected to participate in publicity. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Trampolinist, Laura Gallagher, who is a world and European medallist, will be helping with the campaign and will sit on the judging panel.

For further details of the Get Britain Bouncing campaign, please visit www.getbritainbouncing.org.uk or follow the organisation on Twitter by visiting www.twitter.com/GBBouncing or log on to www.facebook.com/GetBritainBouncing