The British Gymnastics Foundation is excited to be launching our very first Christmas Campaign on #givingtuesday this year!
At the British Gymnastics Foundation, we are dedicated to transforming the lives of individuals and communities through gymnastics. This Christmas, we’re fundraising for our Hardship Campaign, and sharing the story of how we helped five year old Libby go through a terrible time in her life, with our brand new ambassador, Olympic bronze medallist, Beth Tweddle MBE.
Three years ago, Libby’s life was devastated by the worst thing imaginable – her mother died from Leukaemia. Left with four daughters to care for, Libby’s father understandably struggled to cope.
Just like many children across the UK, gymnastics was a fun activity that Libby could enjoy while having fun with her friends. When Libby’s aunt got in touch with the British Gymnastics Foundation, we knew that we could help.
We found a club close to their home, and paid for two terms of gymnastics classes for Libby, while her father got back on his feet.
He told us: “You changed my daughter’s life, if she is happy then I am.”
Beth Tweddle MBE recently met Libby and gave her and her gymnastics club a masterclass: “Nobody deserves to miss out on the sport that they love because of a financial hardship or time of crisis in their lives.”
How you can help
This Christmas we’re fundraising for our hardship campaign so that we can continue to give children inspiration, confidence and respite from any difficulties they are facing.
Please visit https://britishgymnasticsfoundation.org/transform-a-life to donate to our Christmas campaign, and watch the video of Beth meeting Libby, three years later.
Libby on why she loves her gymnastics lessons