Can your children bounce for hours?

Tiggers have raised �5000 so far in their autism appeal.
Tiggers have raised �5000 so far in their autism appeal.
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BOUNCING children with bundles of energy are needed to help make a charity day a dazzling success.

Time is ticking away until Blackpool Tiggers hold their charity sponsored bounce on Sunday, June 5.

More than 240 children are needed to keep five trampolines at Blackpool Sports Centre bouncing solidly for four hours.

But although applications to take part in the bounce are flooding in, just over three weeks are left until the big day – and more entries are needed.

The Tiggers Big Bounce is part of the Bouncing High For Autism, the Gazette’s latest charity campaign.

We have joined forces with Blackpool Tiggers, an activity group for autistic children in a bid to raise £40,000.

Signing up for the bounce is easy, simply download the entry form on The Gazette website and get it sent into Tiggers before Friday June 24.

Then get collecting sponsorship and into bouncing training in a bid to make the day a success.

Sheila Cullinane, project co-ordinator for Blackpool Tiiggers said: “We have had a fantastic response to the bounce so far, but we need more children to take part.

“All children love bouncing on trampolines, it is great exercise and this is a way to raise money to help a community charity so we hope for more entries.

“Groups of friends can enter teams of 10 or people can sign up with siblings to bounce so it should be a fun event.

“There are lots of other activities, space hopper races, body zorbing plus lots of stalls and games and sweets for the children who take part.”

Children will be asked to bounce for around five minutes in an allocated hour slot as part of the four hour sponsored session between 10am and 2pm.

All families are welcome and there will be face painting, a bouncy castle plus lots of other entertainment.

If Tiggers raise the cash, it will be used to give their St Annes Road centre a major facelift.

If you can help on the day between 9am and 3pm or would like to volunteer your services, contact Sheila Cullinane on 07966 067937.