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Bromley Trampolining Academy holds open day to raise money for charity

PUBLISHED: 07:00 27 June 2018

BTA club coaches with Mayor of Bromley Kim Botting. Picture: BTA

BTA club coaches with Mayor of Bromley Kim Botting. Picture: BTA

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Bromley Trampolining Academy (BTA) held a 12-hour open day on Saturday June 16 to raise awareness for the club and help raise funds towards Young Minds - a mental health charity for children and young people.

The open day event. Picture: BTAThe open day event. Picture: BTA

More than 250 members of the community visited the club on Beckenham Road to have a go at trampolining, and £1000 was raised on the day which will be split equally between Young Minds and BTA.

The Mayor of Bromley Kim Botting also joined the event.

Head coach Rosh Mulvany said the day very well. She added: “I have been coaching for 14 years and decided that I wanted to start up my own club - I wanted to make something that would be at the heart of the community, for the whole community.

“The club is made up of volunteers and we like knowing that everyone is welcome here - we have family sessions and one family who enjoy this have a disabled son.

“They have said they are so glad to finally have a place where both of their children can participate in something together.”

Currently statistics show that one in 10 children in a classroom have a diagnosed mental health condition.

Rosh said: “The reason we are supporting this charity is that a girl I used to coach a couple of years ago took her own life when she was only 14.

“We as a club are driven to make sure every young person that walks through our door feels welcome, is cared for and has a safe place to go, somewhere they feel part of.

“We hope to create a community club that they want to stay engaged with for the next generation.”

BTA originally opened in September 2017 and works in partnership with Mytime Active.

They offer nine sessions a week, which range from age two and up.

The club also offers adult sessions - their oldest participant is 71.

Rosh said she was overwhelmed with the amount of support on the day and believes it’s a sign of a very positive future for the club.

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