Young trampolinists from Skegness are invited to 'make a shape' to be in with a chance of fronting a national campaign

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By MarieW | Thursday, February 14, 2013, 16:32

AMATEUR 'bouncers' from Skegness are invited to submit a photograph of themselves making a shape on a trampoline to be in with the chance of fronting a national campaign.

The 'Get Britain Bouncing' initiative is looking for a youngster to provide the shape for the campaign, which promotes trampolining while helping to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Trust.

Martin Schofield, chief executive officer of Super Tramp, which is supporting the campaign, explained: "Get Britain Bouncing is looking for a youngster to be the shape of the organisation and act as an ambassador for amateur bouncers, so we are asking children from Skegness to put themselves forward.

"Get Britain Bouncing aims to publicise trampolining as a fun and safe activity for all the family. It is very much like a competition to find a face that other organisations run but we're particularly interested in a shape made on a trampoline. It could be jumping, standing or even lying, but it must be on a trampoline.

"Children who would like to be considered need to send a photo of themselves making an interesting shape on a trampoline. They can be as creative as they like but must stay safe at all times."

Entrants should be aged between four and 16 years old and be a keen trampolinist. They don't have to go to a club, they could be a garden bouncer but they must have parental consent to take part.

Mr Schofield added: "Entry is quick and easy, all parents/guardians need to do is download an entry form from www.getbritainbouncing.org.uk and email this with their child's photograph to info@getbritainbouncing.org.uk.

The CF Trust is the only national charity dealing with all aspects of CF. Each week five babies are born with CF and two young lives are lost.

Senior corporate and trust fundraising manager for the charity, Sue Piper said: "We know that families of children who have CF often use trampolines as a fun way to help them do their daily physio and we're delighted to be part of this new campaign and would like to thank Get Britain Bouncing for its support."

Since 1964, the CF Trust has supported excellence in research and clinical care, as well as providing practical support and advice to people and their families.

The competition closes at midnight on Friday, April 19, and full details of the search are available on the campaign website,www.getbritainbouncing.org.uk.

Everyone who takes part will receive a certificate and a panel of judges will choose five regional winners, who will go through to the final. The overall winner will receive a trampoline and the runners-up will receive a rebounder, which is a mini-trampoline suitable for indoor use.

The winner and runners-up will be announced by Monday, April 29.

* For more details visit www.getbritainbouncing.org.uk.

      

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