Gympanzees Crowdfunder

by Gympanzees in Bristol, Bristol City, United Kingdom

£35,265

raised so far

+ est. £3426.25 Gift Aid

176

supporters

Help us take our next step towards a permanent Gympanzees. A world-class play, exercise & social facility for children with disabilities.

by Gympanzees in Bristol, Bristol City, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 24th January 2022 we'd raised £30,110 with 174 supporters in 55 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

New stretch target


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What Are We Raising Money For And Why?


Project Home Appeal - Under One Roof

There are 66,000 children and young people with disabilities living within an hour of Bristol. 

77% of them cannot access regular leisure facilities, so can’t play, exercise or socialise in the same way as their peers and are twice as likely as non-disabled children to be lonely. 

Our solution is a world-class play, exercise and social facility for children and young people with disabilities right here in Bristol. We need your help to secure this permanent home for Gympanzees. We need to raise £2.2million which will secure us a building and fill it with specialist rooms and amazing inclusive sensory and exercise equipment. Help us take one step closer to achieving this goal with our Christmas Crowdfunder. 

Why is a permanent Gympanzees needed now more than ever?

The Covid-19 outbreak meant we had to rethink how we provided support- we needed to support families at home, helping them feel less isolated whilst engaging in specific and inclusive play and exercise activities. Our Lending Library and Online Resources Hub were our solution. The Lending Library gives families access to specialist equipment such as sensory boxes, specialist swings, sensory and movement toys at home. We support parents to select items that will support their child with kits tailored to their specific needs. Without specialist equipment many of the children and young people we support cannot stay active and activity is essential for them to maximise their developmental potential. This impacts not only their physical and mental health but the wellbeing of the whole family.

 Covid-19 significantly reduced the level of support for families and intensified pre-existing challenges. Gympanzees supports them by providing guidance, access to equipment and support systems; giving them confidence and tools to ensure their child thrives.

1,000s of children’s physical and mental health has deteriorated during the Covid-19 pandemic. Access Sport recently reported that ‘94% of families said the health and wellbeing of their disabled children had been negatively affected by COVID-19.’

It is time our families had a more permanent solution, access to a purpose-built facility that is specifically designed to meet their play, exercise and social needs all year round.

Catering for people (0-25yrs) with sensory, physical, learning difficulties, SEN and any mild to profound disability and open seven days a week, our new home will provide endless possibilities for health, happiness and support and will create cherished family memories such as a three year old laughing for the first time, a six year old taking his first steps.

Explore our exciting and life changing plans for the main Gympanzees facility below!

A breakdown of plans for the different rooms in the Gympanzees permanent facility.

Children living with disability want more understanding and acceptance, more choice of activities, more motivation and encouragement. 72% of parents with a disabled child suffer mental health issues as a result of isolation.

The Gympanzees facility will change that by offering a welcoming and inclusive space for everyone, catering for children with disabilities, their siblings and providing a space for families to socialise and meet others. 

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Our plan has always been to build for better and create a permanent home for Gympanzees, now you can help us make that dream a reality. #BuildForBetter #UnderOneRoof 

Rewards

Please support our Christmas campaign. By donating not only will you be helping our #ProjectHomeAppeal but we also have some fantastic rewards on offer. 

We've had some brilliant organisations offer rewards including Bristol City Hospitality Tickets, Bristol Bears VIP Matchday Hospitality Tickets, Paddleboarding, Cupcake decorating, a Three course meal for Two at Pizzeria Villaggio in Cardiff, a Christmas Hamper and much more! 

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We've also got these limited edition Gympanzees t-shirts and hoodies!

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Thank you

Thank you for supporting our Christmas Crowdfunder, your support will make a big difference to the lives of thousands of disabled children and young people across the South West and beyond.

You can find out more about our Project Home Appeal appeal here

Team Gympanzees. 

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Charity number 1189375

Rewards

This project offered rewards

£350 or more

Bristol Bears VIP Matchday Hospitality Tickets

A pair of Elite Hospitality Tickets to Bristol Bears which include: Four-course plated meal. Inclusive drinks package until kick-off. Half-time pie and full-time cake. Private table with waited service. Premium padded seat in the Lansdown Stand. To be used within the 2021/22 season League games only. Kindly donated by Bristol Sport LTD

£10 or more

Name on Website

Thank you for your support. In return we would love to add your name to our supporters page.

£10 or more

Try any class at Jump Studios Bristol

From Jump-fit to boxing, dancing, bouncing, yoga, pilates and more! Give one of the classes at Jump Studios a go and support Gympanzees in the process! Kindly donated by www.jumpfituk.com 5 Neptune Court, Barton Manor, BS2 0RL

£25 or more

Gympanzees Limited Edition Kids T-shirt - Black

Wow Thank you! We would love to send you a limited edition Gympanzees kids t-shirt.

£25 or more

Gympanzees Limited Edition Kids T-shirt - Purple

Wow Thank you! We would love to send you a limited edition Gympanzees kids t-shirt.

£30 or more

Gympanzees Limited Edition Adults T-shirt - Purple

Wow Thank you! We would love to send you a limited edition Gympanzees t-shirt.

£30 or more

Gympanzees Limited Edition Adults T-shirt - Black

Wow Thank you! We would love to send you a limited edition Gympanzees t-shirt.

£35 or more

Gympanzees Limited Edition Kids Hoodie - Purple

Wow Thank you! We would love to send you a limited edition Gympanzees kids hoodie.

£35 or more

Gympanzees Limited Edition Kids Hoodie - Black

Wow Thank you! We would love to send you a limited edition Gympanzees kids hoodie.

£40 or more

Three course meal for Two at Pizzeria Villaggio

Enjoy an amazing three course meal for two people, kindly donated by Pizzeria Villaggio in Cardiff. www.pizzeriavillaggio.com

£50 or more

Gympanzees Limited Edition Adults Hoodie - Purple

Wow Thank you! We would love to send you a limited edition Gympanzees hoodie.

£50 or more

Gympanzees Limited Edition Adults Hoodie - Black

Wow Thank you! We would love to send you a limited edition Gympanzees hoodie.

£50 or more

The 86 Store goodies

Your choice of a Sweatshirt, T-shirt and a Hat from the 86 Store. Football inspired apparel that will stir your nostalgic soul! Kindly donated by the 86 Store https://the86.store/

£150 or more

Audi for the Weekend

Get your hands on an Audi for the weekend! Kindly donated by Bristol Audi. T&Cs apply: Drivers must be at least 25 years old and hold a full UK driving licence.

£300 or more

Inclusive Birthday Party

Exclusive use of a Pop Up session for your child and their friends, and a party room for 1.5 hours *Food or catering is not included as we are aware of the need to be vigilant about food allergies and sensitivities. You're very welcome to bring your own refreshments, or you can pre-order from our cafe.

£500 or more

Pop Up Tour and Lunch

Thank you! We would love to take you and a guest on a tour of our Pop Up facility and then out for a lovely lunch.

£1,000 or more

Wine Tasting, Pop Up Tour and Dinner

Two tickets to our wine tasting evening, a tour of our Pop Up for you and a guest and then a out for a lovely dinner with our CEO Steph.

£5,000 or more

£5,000: Become a Gympanzees Champion

This is amazing, you are going to make a huge difference to the lives of so many families! Gympanzees Champions will receive: - Dedicated plaque on the exclusive Champions board in the finished facility - Invitation to the grand opening - Open evening to use our new facility for family and friends - Hard hat tour of building site with CEO - Annual Champion event invitations - Regular updates and lots more!

£10 or more

Coffee and Cake

Treat yourself to a coffee (or hot drink of your choice) and a slice of cake at Costa Coffee in the new year as well as doing something fantastic by supporting Project Home! Kindly donated by KOR Consult LLP

£50 or more

Christmas Cracker Hamper

"A classic Christmas food and drink hamper filled to the brim with everyone’s festive favourites, our Christmas Cracker Basket is a real crowd-pleasing gift! A Bottle of fine red wine is joined by a host of sweet treats and savoury snacks, all presented in an elegant antique finish willow storage basket that can be kept when the contents have been devoured!" Kindly Donated by Virginia Hayward

£60 or more

Paddleboarding harbourside adventure for two

Join SUP Bristol for a stand up paddleboarding adventure and a chance to see Bristol’s floating harbour from a brand new perspective. Starting with the basic techniques, you’ll first get to grips with how to stand and paddle. Anyone with previous experience will be able to pick up some more advanced skills too. You’ll then put your paddling techniques into action on a mini adventure. Kindly donated by Yuup www.yuup.co RRP £80

£90 or more

Cupcake Baking and Decorating Workshop for Two

Bake and decorate your own cupcakes, using buttercream to create picture perfect flowers on top of each one with 'Cooking It' in Bristol. You’ll finish this 2.5hour experience with a selection of 12 delicately decorated (and most importantly, delicious) cupcakes to take home with you, as well as decorating know-how. It suits parents and children together. Kindly donated by Yuup RRP £100 www.yuup.co

£120 or more

Fourball at The Bristol Golf Club

A fourball at The Bristol Golf Club with buggies. www.bristolgolfclub.co.uk Kindly donated by The Bristol

£350 or more

Bristol City Hospitality Tickets

A pair of Bristol City Hospitality Tickets, including: Four-course plated meal. Inclusive drinks package until kick-off. Half-time pie and full-time cake. Private table with waited service. Premium padded seat in the Lansdown Stand. To be used within the 2021/22 season - League games only. Kindly donated by Bristol Sport LTD

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