HARD work has paid off for a group of runners who handed a cheque for over £1,000 to a trampolining club for people with disabilities.

Caeri Roberts, alongside friends Lorraine Newport, Suzie Hughes and Bethan Jones, from Ruthin, ran the Chester Half-marathon in under three hours on Sunday, April 29 to raise £1,098 for Denbigh Flying High Trampolining Club, a trampolining group that allows people with disabilities to enjoy physical activity.

Ms Roberts said: “We’re really pleased with our times and the amount we have raised.

“Hopefully the money will make a contribution to the maintenance of the club’s trampoline and the purchase of a new harness.”

A cheque was handed over at one of the club’s evening sessions on Monday, May 14.

The trampolining club, which was funded by Denbighshire County Council until funding was cut in 2016, is run by volunteers and parents and has become increasingly popular as the benefits of trampolining for people taking part has been noticeable.

Ms Roberts said: “There is a very supportive network at the club that gives people with disabilities the opportunity to increase their confidence.

“My son, Tom, aged 9, was recently diagnosed with Dyspraxia, Hypermobility and Autism and, following a referral to join the club by Sports Disability Wales has improved a lot since joining the group as he has the confidence to go out and achieve something.

“I’d like to see the group continue despite the cuts; it is great for everyone involved, for the people taking part, junior volunteers, as well parents who have a place to discuss the challenges that can come with raising children with disabilities.

“The club gives so much to the community so it’s nice to give back.”

Denbigh Flying High Trampolining Club is open to people of all ages that have a disability to get involved.

Sessions cost £3.50 per person.

For more information or to get involved contact the trampolining club by email at flyinghigh@outlook.com