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#1 bigmuma

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 09:32 PM

I'm thrilled that DD1 (ASD & ADHD) has been asked to travel with her gym club to a competition in Flanders in April. However, it is going to cost about £500. Does anyone know of anywhere I might be able to get some sponsorship for her? It is such a fantastic opportunity for her to compete against all NT gymnasts. She stands a great chance of even winning a medal too! She trains for about 20 hours per week. For a child who was also diagnosed with dyslexia and dyspraxia, she has done incredibly well. It is amazing what can be achieved when your obsession is a sport.
If anyone has any suggestions of funding I would really appreciate it. She does get DLA, but that all goes on her training. I am also a little concerned about her going abroad for 6 days without me, but I can't afford for both of us to go.

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 10:15 PM

Family fund?

 

Set up a Just Giving page?

 

Talk to local shops etc and ask them?

 

To be honest, as horrid as this sounds, it is a fantastic opportunity for any kid of your daughters abilities in gym. I don't think there is any organisations (bar family fund and their holiday vouchers etc) that give grants for things like this. A lot of become really strict about it having to be a "need" or something to make life easier / better that lasts. E.g. computers, sensory toys etc.

 

I'd say Just Giving page and also things like talking to local shops and asking them.



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Posted 16 January 2015 - 05:42 PM

Can the Gym club to do bag packing to raise funds? It really is worth while.  DD has done a lot of fund raising and this is by far the best.



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Posted 16 January 2015 - 06:15 PM

Thanks for your suggestions. I will look into them.
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Posted 17 January 2015 - 08:48 PM

Have a look at http://www.skybadger...CFezHtAod1CwA1g


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Posted 17 January 2015 - 10:29 PM

Thank you very much for your kind suggestion.




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