A TRAMPOLINING club that supports people with disabilities has received over £9,000 funding from the National Lottery.

Flying High Trampolining Club (FHTC), based at Denbigh Leisure Centre, a volunteer-run activity club that gives people with disabilities a space to exercise and meet new people, received £9,636 from the National Lottery that will enable the club to acquire a new trampoline and disability hoist.

Anne Gresty, secretary for the FHTC, said: “This will provide an excellent opportunity for the club’s members as the club is a fantastic resource that helps so many people.

Ms Gresty, whose son suffers from a complex cardiac condition and takes part in the club’s session, added: “The opportunity for him to exercise and socialise with other children has been so beneficial. I’m very grateful.”

The club used to be funded by the Denbighshire County Council but this ended in 2016 due to cuts. Funding is now reliant on admission, which is £3.50 per session regardless of age, as well as contributions by private donations, fundraisers and grant applications.

Several of the club’s committee members ran the Chester Half-marathon earlier this year and raised over £1,000 to contribute to buying and maintaining equipment, however this was not enough to sustain the club.

The new grant, however, will allow to club to continue and provide an invaluable support network for people with disabilities and their families.