Small club dreams big
MOSSMAN and District Gymnastics is a small club with big dreams.
The club is kicking off a major fundraiser next month in order to buy their current home, Pinjarra Place, and renovate it.
Club manager Hayley Bender said a new home would allow the club to grow.
“It would cater to way more people,” she said.
“We are really limited here with low ceilings and space.
“Half of our equipment is in storage because we can’t do what we need to do as a gymnastics facility.”
The club has recorded a dramatic increase in members since 2016.
“We had about 90 members when we left the Indoor Sports Centre; our numbers jumped right up to just under 300,” Ms Bender said.
“By buying a building and undertaking renovations, it will allow us to do much more as a club.”
The gymnastics club runs morning and afternoon classes Mondays to Saturdays catering for everyone from high school, to people with disabiliLOCAL ties and the elderly.
After they lost their home at the Indoor Sports Centre, the gymnastic club hopes this will be their last hurdle to a permanent facility.
“The club is so close to their goal but desperately need some community support to make this dream a reality,” Ms Bender said.
“After two years of insecurity, the Mossman and District Gymnastics Club is ready to finally have a permanent home in the community.
“The club needs to raise enough money to secure finance to purchase the building and ensure the club will be here for the community for many years to come.
“As a non-profit club, profits are minimal and are usually injected back into the club annually by way of equipment for students and training for volunteers and staff.”
The club has been operating for more than 50 years and employs 15 staff.
A Back to the ‘80s night at the Exchange Hotel in Mossman will be the club’s major fundraiser on November 2.
To donate visit https://mygivingcircle.org/charity/mossman-district-gymnastics-club/
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