Supporting the South Devon School of Gymnastics

Vice President John Turner handing over cheque to Nicci Tucker, S.D.S.G. Manager.

The Rotary Club of Preston (Torbay) donates £400 to South Devon School of Gymnastics to purchase a gym mat.

Preston Vice President John Turner attended the S.D.S.G. annual club championships

at their gymnasium in Parkfield, Paignton to hand over a cheque and present medals

and trophies to the successful young gymnasts, John said "I am impressed by the

skill and efforts of the youngsters performing exercises on the parallel bars, beam

and floor, also pleased that my club was able to give support to a group, right on our

doorstep, dedicated to encouraging young people to gain confidence and excel at

their sport".

Accepting the cheque Nicci Tucker, S.D.S.G. manager said "we are incredibly grateful

to the Rotary Club of Preston (Torbay) for donating money to enable us to buy

another specialist mat that will benefit all of our members, it was also a pleasure to

welcome John from the Rotary Club to our annual club championships to share some

of the enthusiasm and passion our coaches, gymnasts and parents demonstrate for

the sport and our club".

S.D.S.G. a Paignton based charity, has been running for nearly 30 years, providing for gymnasts of all ages and ability.  There are currently over 400 members ranging from little ones who attend parent and toddler classes up to adult gymnasts. The club has recently celebrated the success of one of their disability gymnasts, Tiri Hughes, who for a second year running is British Champion. The club train with specialist equipment they have built up over the years through fundraising activities. The club is therefore always looking for financial help, such as the kind donation just received from Preston Rotary Club.

Pictured with the winning gymnasts is Nicci Tucker and John Turner.

Terry Moylan,

Rotary Club of Preston (Torbay)