Rock giant has it licked for Tiggers

Coronation Rock have donated hundreds of giant lollipops to blackpool Tiggers for the sponsored bounce. L-R Kirsty Bancroft, Thomas Cullinane Leonard, Virginia Clark and Sheila Cullinane.
Coronation Rock have donated hundreds of giant lollipops to blackpool Tiggers for the sponsored bounce. L-R Kirsty Bancroft, Thomas Cullinane Leonard, Virginia Clark and Sheila Cullinane.

CORONATION Rock has got charity work licked after donating hundreds of giant lollipops to Blackpool Tiggers.

The South Shore confectionary giant has given super sweet support to the charity and donated two bags of the coloured confections.

The giant lollies will be handed out to children who support Tiggers on Sunday June 5, as its sponsored Big Bounce gets under way.

Around 240 young people are needed to bounce for four hours at Blackpool Sports Centre to help raise £40,000.

And as Tiggers ask the community to stick by them and raise funds, Coronation Rock was first in line.

A spokesman for the Squires Gate firm on Blackpool Business Park, said: “We are delighted to support Blackpool Tiggers.

“They are a worthwhile local charity and we hope people will follow our example and dig deep. The lollipops should help provide the children with bouncing energy.”

Volunteers aged four to 18 are needed to help make the day a success.

Bouncers can either come forward in teams of 10 or as individuals to make sure the trampolines are busy for the whole of the marathon.

Volunteers to help run the day, bake cakes and make crafts are also needed.

Organiser Sheila Cullinane said: “We’re so grateful to Coronation Rock, the lollipops look incredible.

“Without help, the day won’t run to plan so we are appealing to anybody who can help us to come forward.”

Bouncing High For Autism is The Gazette’s latest charity campaign and we have joined forces with Tiggers to raise £40,000.

So far, £6,000 is in the pot, but staff hope the bounce will see that figure skyrocket.

Blackpool Tiggers is an activity group for autistic children and scores of local families affected by the condition see it as a vital lifeline.

If you can help on the day between 9am and 3pm call Sheila on 07966067937.

To join the bounce register by contacting Kirsty Bancroft on 07920 018072 and click on the link to the right of this article to download a sponsorship form.

To donate money straight to the Tiggers’ bank account: Account name: Blackpool Tiggers A/c No:00046320 Sort Code:30-90-90 Bank Name:Lloyds TSB.

Send cheques made payable to Blackpool Tiggers, to 29 St Annes Road, Blackpool, FY4 2AP.

For information, go to www.blackpooltiggers.co.uk or contact lisa.ettridge@blackpool gazette.co.uk, or ring (01253) 361730.