Charities across Cheshire and Staffordshire are set for a boost following a £12,000 pledge by the owners of Flip Out trampoline park.
Elliott Shuttleworth and Matthew Melling, directors of Flip Out Stoke and Flip Out Chester, have promised to give away 50 free passes at each store, every month to charities which support children and young people in Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent and Chester.
A different registered charity in each area will be selected each month to receive the 50 free passes and over the course of a year 1200 tickets worth a value of £12,000 will be distributed.
It’s hoped the passes will enable charities to treat children to a fun and enjoyable visit to the trampoline park with priority being given to those organisations supporting children, families and young people.
Charities can choose whether to use all 50 tickets in the form of a party for the families they support, whether to raise funds by using tickets as raffle prizes, or simply hand the tickets out to families in need for them to use in their own time.
Flip Out Stoke and Flip Out Chester already support a number of charities with fundraising activities and donations, including the Donna Louise Trust, Children in Need, Sands, MacMillan Cancer Support and Dosthill Boys Club.
Elliott Shuttleworth, managing director at Flip Out Stoke and Flip Out Chester comments: “We wanted to extend our existing community work by making a commitment to charities in the area on a long-term basis. We want to build close links with local charities as part of the pledge.
“Each month a different charity will be selected to receive the passes and it will be up to the charity itself to decide how they use or distribute the tickets within their organisation.
“Often charity finances have to be directed to sustain the day to day necessities and this can mean there’s not enough left in the purse to fund the more fun, enjoyable activities. Our trampoline park encourages children and young people to be active, to develop a sense of adventure, and to build confidence through overcoming physical challenges.
“There is something for everyone to enjoy and our brilliant team of staff will be on hand to make sure everyone has a good time and all needs are catered for.”
Registered charities are urged to contact Flip Out Stoke’s Guest Services team on firstname.lastname@example.org or the Chester team on email@example.com.