Hi everyone, you may or may not have heard but our wonderful Pembrokeshire Parkour club has had to shut down due to Pembroke Comprehensive moving location into a brand new venue.
We had a Parkour community of over 50 members that regularly attended our novice, enthusiast and advanced classes, all of whom benefited from all the physical and mental health benefits that came from regular exercise so in an attempt to continue providing Parkour sessions and in calculating the best and most sustainable way to stop this ever happening again I have decided to try and raise money for a large, reliable Van. I already have a large resource of equipment (from my Academy in Carmarthenshire) and qualified instructors at my disposal. The costs involved to find and hire another local facility with equipment already provided is not only risky (as we've found out with our previous facility) but also substantially more expensive which would then become reflective in the membership charges. Obviously I want to keep member prices as low as possible.
A van would solve all these problems as I could literally take the sessions to the communities as well as help the local economy's by hiring local community halls and offering workshops at the smaller community events in your local areas. Also, the lower annual operational costs would be substantially smaller which again, would be reflective in session costs.
So lets add some statistics. According to Welsh Assembly Government's Climbing Higher initiative, 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 standard through Dragons Sports and 5x60 programmes along with a commitment to introduce and utilise 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.
WHAT WILL THE MONEY BE SPENT ON?
The money raised will be spent on a new Van - taxed, insured, fit for purpose and specially fitted for suitability, specialist insurance for public liability and indemnity upward of £10 million
BREAK DOWN OF COSTS
Fully Comprehensive Van Insurance - £1,500
LWB Van - Reliable Second Hand - £2,500 (see image below)
TOTAL - £4,000
HOW SOON DO WE NEED THE MONEY?
As soon as possible but hopefully in time for September 2018 Autumn / Winter Term
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
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.