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Flip Out’s Local Community Charity Pledge

Owners of Flip Out trampoline park in Stone are boosting charities across Staffordshire after pledging to gift passes worth £6000.

Elliott Shuttleworth and Matthew Melling, directors of Flip Out Stoke, have promised to give away 50 free passes every month to charities which support children and young people in Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent. A different registered charity will be selected each month to receive the 50 free passes and over the course of a year 600 tickets worth a value of £6,000 will be distributed.

Priority will be given to those organisations supporting children, families and young people, and it’s hoped the passes will enable charities to treat children to a fun and enjoyable visit to the trampoline park. Charities can choose whether to use all 50 tickets in the form of a party for the families they support, whether to raise funds by using tickets as raffle prizes, or simply hand the tickets out to families in need for them to use in their own time.

Flip Out Stoke already supports a number of charities with fundraising activities and donations, including the Donna Louise Trust, Children in Need, Sands, MacMillan Cancer Support and Dosthill Boys Club.

Elliott Shuttleworth, managing director at Flip Out Stoke comments: “We wanted to extend our existing community work by making a commitment to charities in the area on a long-term basis. We want to build close links with local charities as part of the pledge. Each month a different charity will be selected to receive the passes and it will be up to the charity itself to decide how they use or distribute the tickets within their organisation.

“Often charity finances have to be directed to sustain the day to day necessities and this can mean there’s not enough left in the purse to fund the more fun, enjoyable activities. Our trampoline park encourages children and young people to be active, to develop a sense of adventure, and to build confidence through overcoming physical challenges.

“There is something for everyone to enjoy and our brilliant team of staff will be on hand to make sure everyone has a good time and all needs are catered for.”

Registered charities are urged to contact Flip Out Stoke’s Guest Services team on stoke@flipout.co.uk or call 01785 719930 to find out more about the scheme and how they can benefit. The first charity to receive the free tickets will be selected in October. Each month a new charity will be selected to receive 50 free tickets, along with the opportunity to promote the charity in store and to Flip Out Stoke’s 30,000 social media following.

Mr Shuttleworth and Mr Melling were named Young Businesspersons of the Year in the 2017 Sentinel Business Awards, after launching Flip Out Stoke at Stone Business Park in 2015. The trampoline park boasts more than 100 trampolines, huge foam pits, basketball slam dunk, under 7s area, total wipeout, free running areas and an amusements section, as well as an American diner.

Visit www.flipout.co.uk/stoke or follow @FlipOutStoke on facebook, snapchat, twitter and instagram.

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