Caerphilly School Dances to Raise Money
Twyn School in Caerphilly, South Wales recently held a Danceathon to raise money to help purchase a dance mat system. fitnessgaming ltd provided the system on loan for the day and a member of staff to support the event. The whole of the school participated at some time during the 7 hour marathon event with sufficient funding being raised to allow the school to obtain a four mat system.
Jaynie Wilkins, the PTA Secretary who organised the day commented "Everyone in the school was so excited by the idea, that the sponsorship money was arriving before the event had even taken place. The children absolutely loved the activity and the only problem we had was getting them off the mats to allow other pupils to have their turn!!"
Sufficient additional funding was raised to allow the school to purchase a 4 mat system from fitnessgaming ltd that will be used across all year groups and as part of an Extended Services programme.
Duncan Black, Director at fitnessgaming commented "It is great to see a school really take the initiative and commit to getting the funding for this type of product. fitnessgaming were delighted to support the event and Jaynie and her team managed the whole process brilliantly, the event going without a single hitch."
fitnessgaming are now looking for other schools with the same desire to hold fund raising days and help increase the availability of dance mats across the UK.