Gympanzees was recently awarded Entrepreneur for Good at the Natwest Great British Entrepreneur Awards.
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Every disabled child in the UK
enjoys a life filled with exercise, play and friendship.
To deliver multiple fully inclusive leisure facilities that are easily accessible for disabled children, young people and their families; meeting exercise, therapeutic and social needs.
Fitness through play
Monkeying around together
There are 1 million disabled children and young people in the UK
84% of families with a disabled child can’t access regular leisure and their health and well-being are suffering as a result. 72% of parents suffer from mental health difficulties as a result of isolation.
Gympanzees is a social enterprise and our vision is that every disabled child and young person in the UK has access to play, friendship and exercise.
Inclusive Leisure Centre
We plan to achieve this by opening the countries first, fully inclusive leisure centres around the UK. The first will be in the Bristol area and will cater for the play, exercise and social needs of the 58,000 children and young people, from 0-25years old, with disabilities who live in the area.
This first centre will open in 2021 so, in the meantime, we are running Pop Up Gympanzees centres in the holidays to go some way to addressing the problem and to test our concept until the main centre is built.
Pop Up Leisure Centres
We exceeded our fundraising goal and so were able to put on the first Pop Up in August 2018. This was a huge success, demonstrating that there is the need and proving our concept for the main centre. We had over 1,100 children booked over the 4 weeks with people travelling as far as from Braunton (North Devon), Reading and Worcester – with one family making a holiday of it and staying in a hotel.
We now plan to run Pop Up’s every Easter and Summer holidays until the main centre is built.
We now have the evidence to look for premises and for the capital funding for the main Gympanzees Leisure Centre.