PopUpParkour

£335 of £12,000 goal

Raised by 19 people in 27 months

CONTEXT

Hi everyone, I'm Mike Newman. I am the Director of a successful multi sports, projects and events company called Kinetics Body And Mind Ltd. You can find out more about me and my services by clicking here. One of our specialist services is to offer tuition in Parkour & Freerunning.

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What's Parkour?... In laymen terms, Parkour or Freerunning is getting from point A to point B in the most fluid, efficient & silent possible way using only the abilities of the practitioner's body and imagination.

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The philosophy - "The story of a group of friends who met, sharing a quest and research of freedom, challenging themselves in the form of physical games, transcendence of self, exchange of ideas, thoughts and reflections about life, sharing precious and intense moments; and with the input of everyone’s different life and experience" - Williams Belle.

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Click here for more info on Parkour.

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I am currently raising money for a project with my company Kinetics Body And Mind Ltd called PopUpParkour in partnership with Welsh Counties Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire & Swansea. 

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According to Welsh Assembly Government's(2005) Climbing Higher initative, a target has been set for at least 90% of boys and girls to participate in sport and physical activity for at least 60 minutes, five times a week.  With that target in mind, local authorities throughout Wales have set a standered through Dragons Sports and 5x60 programmes along with a commitment to introduse and utalise contractors that offer extra curricular activities. So far the strategy has been successful with the enjoyment of the opportunities provided acting as a catalyst to increased and maintained participation and is predicted to act as a vehicle for encouraging lifelong participation.

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THE PROJECT

PopUpParkour will be the first of its kind in Wales offering a new and innovative mobile service that caters to all manner of ages and abilities. The project will not just be for teaching Parkour and Freerunning but also for Fundamental Movement Skills and Physical Literacy Skills. The project would also act as provision for fitness & creative / urban lifestyle Sports such as FreeG Gymnastics, Tricking,  and Climbing as well as offering a huge resource for local authourities, schools, sports events & communities with low or no sport provision by having the ability to repurpose older and unused community halls or parks. 
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The project also incorporates a sustainability plan with intent to work in partnership with Welsh communities, Councils & NGBs to further develop young coaches & instructors in Personal Training, Gymnastics, Parkour & Freerunning & Bouldering. 

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The purpose of the PopUpParkour project is to help meet Government Climbing Higher initiative targets, offering a moblie resource for counties and communities to gain access to safe mobile provision using BS specialist equipment as well as offering devlopment pathways / aprenticships toward UK recognised QCF coaching qualifications under the care & guidence of qualified tutors, instructors and coaches.

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WHAT WILL THE MONEY BE SPENT ON?

The money raised will be spent on a new Van - taxed, insured, fit for purpose and specialy fitted for suitability, specialist insurance for public liability and indemnity upward of £10 million, and finaly - money to pay for four new Welsh speaking qualified instructors in Parkour & Freerunning to help deliver sessions to both English and Welsh language students.

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BREAK DOWN OF COSTS

Specialist PL / PI Insurance - £1,500

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Fully Comprehensive Van Insurance - £1,500 

 

 

 

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LWB Van - Second Hand - £5000 (see image below)

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Dragons Sports and QCF L1 / L2 Coaching Qualifications x 4 - £4,000 (see image below)

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TOTAL - £12,000

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 HOW SOON DO WE NEED THE MONEY?

We are hoping to raise this money in time for January 2018 Winter Term Holidays in order to travel around communities with the tri-county area's of Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire & Swansea.

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WHAT THIS MEANS TO THE COMMUNITIES

This project would act as a massive resource for Welsh communities both Urban & Rural as well as Welsh communities in diprived area's to gain access to new, fun and exciting activities with the opportunity to be taught by competant professionals in a safe environment. We believe everyone should be entitled to sporting & creative activities, movement both efficient and expressive limited only to individual capability & creativity.  We will continue to teach our ethos:

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"Meeting new friends, sharing a quest and research of freedom, challenging ourselves in the form of physical games, transcendence of self, exchange of ideas, thoughts and reflections about life, sharing precious and intense moments; and with the input of everyone’s different life and experience." - Williams Belle

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Lots more donations came in on Monday with lots of thank you's going out but we're still a long way off from our target of £12k so lets keep this up.

We need a van and enough money to finish putting 4 young coaches through their L1 & L2 qualifications.

Not only will this change the lives of 4 very deserving individuals by creating a career pathway for them but it will also give them the resources to help their communities get fitter, stronger and healthier.

So if you live in the Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire or Swansea counties please donate as much or as little as you like to keep the momentum going.

Ps we don't just take money donations... perhaps you have or know someone that has a van that they don't want or need and would benefit from our team promoting their brand at all our events and workshops. After all, we work weekly throughout the 3 County's and have direct contact with over 3,000 students, parents & professionals in the education, leisure and media industries.

Big thanks everyone. We appreciate any help you can give xxx
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Hey everyone, so remember our #PopUpParkour Campaign? Well originally it was for £80k to be split between a van, specialist equipment and coaching qualifications.

Well guess what! after nearly a year we've managed to get all the equipment we need and 1 additional Lvl 1 qualified coach! Thank you to everyone that donated and supported our cause!!

However we're still in need of an insured, reliable van and 4 x Lvl 2 qualified coaches which will cost still cost £12000.

Thank you to everyone that has donated or showed support by sharing and commenting so far. I think you'll agree that we've done a great job so far and with everyone's help, we can really make a huge impact on our local County & communities..

So lets keep it up, please donate - we're doing great.

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Hi everyone, so far we've managed £115 which is fantastic! A big thank you to everyone who has donated and supported us.

So lets keep this momentum going. All donations are gratefully received even small change because every little helps. If you're not able to donate today then maybe you know someone who can so please support us by Liking and Sharing.

I can't wait to use this kit to become mobile & bring activities to you in your local area.
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WE HAVE JUST REACHED OUR £100 MILESTONE!!
THANK YOU
£100 MILESTONE REACHED - THANK YOU
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Raised by 19 people in 27 months
Created May 2, 2016
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25 months ago

£20 to a fab project

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