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Local PTA benefit from SwansAid

Lee Trundle and Linden Jones of the Trust recently presented a local school’s parent teacher association with their SwansAid grant.

Winning £2,000 through the Club’s grant giving pot, Penllergaer Primary PTA have used the funds to install a fitness trail within the school grounds.

“The grant has enabled the school to create an outdoor fitness area containing a number of different equipment stations, all of which help to build and develop fitness and stamina,” said Sian Tucker of the PTA. “This in turn has enabled pupils to be encouraged to develop specialist skills and to become involved in a variety of sporting fields.”

Consisting of balance beams, hurdles and thermoplastic markings, the trail will not only benefit the pupils, but the whole community as it is open to all outside of school hours.

“Families of pupils, including grandparents, have been encouraged to make use of the facilities at the start or end of each day, with an opportunity given to them to record their progress and work towards gaining Family Fitness Certificates,” Sian continued. “The Children are really enjoying the equipment and it is being well used.”

The school’s Headteacher, Jayne Woolcock, added, “Penllergaer Primary is indebted to our Parents and Teachers Association for applying to SwansAid. Our new outdoor fitness centre is a fun way for all the family to get together to do some physical exercise.”

The fitness trail is just one of the many project’s that SwansAid has supported recently, which have included a community skatepark, a table tennis club and a disability football league, so whatever the need, the Community Trust urges you to apply.

If your club, organisation or charity supports young of disabled people in sport, and you need funding, check your eligibility and apply for grants of either £10,000 or £2,000 here!

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