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 LATEST UPDATE...

UPDATE 06/01//202  

A Message From Our Director & Trustees #Teammk

Milton Keynes Gymnastics. COVID - 19

Dear Parent.

We sent out a newsletter on 29th December, see below, which anticipated the latest lockdown and gave parents options moving forward.Can we say a big thank you to all parents who chose to support the club through this difficult time by choosing Option 1.We fully appreciate the difficult time many of you are having at the moment and for many, over the past 10 months and so we also appreciate those who have chosen Option 2.

However, it would seem that whilst a few of you have communicated with us, expressing a wish to move to Option 2 (Holding Fee) you have not changed your standing order.There are also a few who have said they wish to choose Option 3 but have also continued to pay the standing order.

Please! This is a warning / request to everyone that we have no control over standing orders, as the banks will simply ignore anything we ask.Unlike Direct Debits, the onus is entirely upon the account holder to instruct their bank to amend or cancel any standing orders and we are not in a position to issue refunds as a Charity if you send us the wrong amount.So please ensure that you notify your bank immediately if you wish to change or cancel payments to the Charity.Money we receive is immediately treated as a donation and cannot be returned.We did advise you of this in the previous newsletter.

If anyone is having any difficulties accessing their child’s Zoom gym lessons please contact us immediately on any of the following email addresses.Do not phone, as we are only able to access these once a week during lockdown.

reception@mkgym.co.uk

invoices@mkgym.co.uk

helen@mkgym.co.uk

charlotte@mkgym.co.uk

preschool@mkgym.co.uk

mikey@mkgym.co.uk

Many thanks

PREVIOUS NEWSLETTER

We still have no further information when we might reopen the gym to children’s gymnastics and the signs are that the current state of affairs will last weeks and may last until at least the end of January.

We are conscious that many parents have continued to support the Charity during all the various lockdowns and problems, for which we are grateful.The trustees have decided that it is time that we gave something back for this continued support and therefore with effect from 1st January we are offering all Monthly paying gymnastic, Pre-school and Ballet parents the following options.

1.Continue to pay your existing monthly payment as you have over the preceding months up to end of April.This will continue to entitle your child to take part in our Zoom Gym sessions.We will also waive the 2021 Club Membership fee (worth at least £20).We will also pay 2021 Domestic Competition fees for your child (competing for MKGYM) up to the value of £120.We will also give a 30% discount up to the value of £40 off a single purchase leotard or Gym Wear clothing to be used in 2021. Finally, all will be entitled to a £70 discount off any Gym Party booked to take place before 1st April 2022. These discounts are worth a total of up to £250 and are a small thank you for your for continuing financial support to us throughout.Your child will be invited to return to normal sessions as soon as we are allowed to open the building again.

2.If you do not wish to take advantage of this offer, you can pay a “Holding” Fee only. For Recreational or pre-school class child, this is £10 per month.For Squad Class children this is 30% of your normal monthly fee.This will entitle your child to return to sessions at the gym as soon as we reopen.However, your child will be unable to attend the Zoom sessions whenever we are obliged to close, or receive the various discounts set out in 1 above.

3Stop your payments.You will be taken off our database and lose your child’s place.If you want your child to return you will need to reapply and will be placed on the growing waiting list.Return before May is unlikely.

If you want to take options 2 or 3 you should inform us by email on invoices@mkgym.co.uk immediately.Please note that if you pay by standing order and you wish to take option 2 or 3 only you can get your bank to stop your normal payment.If we receive your usual Standing Order payment, we will assume you have chosen Option 1 and we will not be able to offer any refunds.

We can only apologise again for the position we find ourselves in and the effect this is having on your child’s sport.We also recognise that much of our communication, including this newsletter, gives very short notice of what is happening but the circumstances are such that this is driven by the ever-changing rules and guidance coming from government.We are very grateful for parents continuing support and encouragement through these difficult times.

Regards

Garry

Chair of Trustees

Milton Keynes Gymnastics.Coronavirus29th December 2020

We still have no further information when we might reopen the gym to children’s gymnastics and the signs are that the current state of affairs will last weeks and may last until at least the end of January.

We are conscious that many parents have continued to support the Charity during all the various lockdowns and problems, for which we are grateful.The trustees have decided that it is time that we gave something back for this continued support and therefore with effect from 1st January we are offering all Monthly paying gymnastic, Pre-school and Ballet parents the following options.

1.Continue to pay your existing monthly payment as you have over the preceding months up to end of April.This will continue to entitle your child to take part in our Zoom Gym sessions.We will also waive the 2021 Club Membership fee (worth at least £20).We will also pay 2021 Domestic Competition fees for your child (competing for MKGYM) up to the value of £120.We will also give a 30% discount up to the value of £40 off a single purchase leotard or Gym Wear clothing to be used in 2021. Finally, all will be entitled to a £70 discount off any Gym Party booked to take place before 1st April 2022. These discounts are worth a total of up to £250 and are a small thank you for your for continuing financial support to us throughout.Your child will be invited to return to normal sessions as soon as we are allowed to open the building again.

2.If you do not wish to take advantage of this offer, you can pay a “Holding” Fee only. For Recreational or pre-school class child, this is £10 per month.For Squad Class children this is 30% of your normal monthly fee.This will entitle your child to return to sessions at the gym as soon as we reopen.However, your child will be unable to attend the Zoom sessions whenever we are obliged to close, or receive the various discounts set out in 1 above.

3Stop your payments.You will be taken off our database and lose your child’s place.If you want your child to return you will need to reapply and will be placed on the growing waiting list.Return before May is unlikely.

If you want to take options 2 or 3 you should inform us by email on invoices@mkgym.co.uk immediately.Please note that if you pay by standing order and you wish to take option 2 or 3 only you can get your bank to stop your normal payment.If we receive your usual Standing Order payment, we will assume you have chosen Option 1 and we will not be able to offer any refunds.

We can only apologise again for the position we find ourselves in and the effect this is having on your child’s sport.We also recognise that much of our communication, including this newsletter, gives very short notice of what is happening but the circumstances are such that this is driven by the ever-changing rules and guidance coming from government.We are very grateful for parents continuing support and encouragement through these difficult times.

Regards

Garry

Chair of Trustees


Garry Winder

Chair of Trustees

Milton Keynes Gymnastics.



Recreational and Advanced Rec Lessons 

Our most experienced coach Andre will be providing Virtual Zoom lessons every day Monday to Saturday for those children in Recreational classes and separate lessons for Advanced Rec gymnasts each day. Full details will be sent out to you over the next 2 days. Please keep an eye out for this communication.

Squad Lessons

Your child’s coach will be in touch with you Monday or Tuesday about the virtual Zoom lessons that are applicable to your child and how to access them.


Pre School Classes 

The pre-school coaches will be in touch with you over the next 2 days to explain what will be done for the little ones. Again, we are looking to provide exciting, fun filled virtual lessons to relieve their boredom during lockdown.


Ballet 

Miss Emily has decided that she wants to provide virtual Zoom ballet lessons so her children don’t miss out. She will be in touch with details over the next few days.


Trampoline Lessons 

At the moment we have not sorted out what we will be doing in this area and will communicate again to those affected in the next 2 days.


Adult Gym, Play Gym, Saturday-Teens Gym, and Schools lessons 

These areas will all be cancelled throughout the 4-week lockdown. If you have pre-paid for any lessons after Wednesday please contact us for a full refund.


I will contact you again shortly. Many thanks for your continued support. Keep safe.

Garry

Chair of Charity Trustees


UPDATE 19/10/2020  

A Message From Our Director & Trustees #Teammk 

Dear Parents,

As you will be aware, we are currently working with Milton Keynes Community Foundation to deliver a new, state-of-the-art Gymnastics and Table Tennis Centre on Fen Street in Brooklands and would really appreciate it if you could take a moment to support the project.

 The planning application for this project has now been submitted, and be viewed online by clicking here or by visiting Milton Keynes Council’s planning portal and entering application reference 20/02419/FUL. Direct link onto the portal can be found at

https://publicaccess2.milton-keynes.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=makeComment&keyVal=QHESW7KWGY500.

 You can submit a comment in support of the application online and via post. In the next few days we will share a step-by-step guide explaining how to comment on the planning application. We will also have postal reply cards available at the gym, for you to take away and submit. If you provided us with comments during the pre-application consultation on the project, we will be in touch directly to explain how you can comment on the proposals.

 Please do give time to this if you can, as the application would allow us to build new, bespoke facilities and enable the continued growth of the centre.

 If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to speak to a member of the team at the gym. You can also contact Nicki Atkinson in the project team by emailing Trustee@mkgym.co.uk

Best wishes,

Milton Keynes Gymnastics #TeamMK



 

Milton Keynes Gymnastics.  Fun for all.  Developing Champions.

At Milton Keynes Gymnastics, we are proud to say that we are the home of champions; World, European, British, Regional and County champions in fact!  We are equally proud to say that we are home to thousands of children who simply want to have fun and enjoy the wonderful sport of gymnastics.

The facilities at our club are one of the biggest and best purpose-built centres in the country; enabling children to develop to their full potential.

Our coaches and staff are fully committed to provide fun, excitement and care, in addition of course, to expert technical coaching. All are CRB checked and qualified in their particular discipline. Our coaches are continually expanding their knowledge and expertise by attending higher level coaching qualifications; some have achieved the extremely high accolade of ‘High Performance Coach’.

To find out more, please call our reception team on 01908 586500.

The club is based at the Kingston centre just behind Tescos in Milton Keynes. The gymnasium is 40 metres by 40 metres with a dance studio and Parkour Centre built in. We have a cafe area with a built in seating gallery as well as changing rooms and showers for both males and females.

We run sessions for babies in play gym, after school gymnastics and trampolining all the way up to adults.

Most of our coaches are previous champions, including our two head coaches who represented the club, at county, region and at international competitions on numerous occasions.

We operate a 'No Videoing' policy.  We do not allow any videoing of our training sessions.  This is to protect our gymnasts and coaches within the building.  However, it is permitted at competitions and displays.  

 

Milton Keynes Gymnastics, 15 Winchester Circle, Kingston, Milton Keynes. MK10 0BA 

01908 586500 - Registered Charity Number - 1080223  

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