AN ISLE of Wight gymnastics club is asking for donations as it prepares to move to the first purpose-built centre on the Island.

Legacy Elite Gymnastics Academy, based in Newport, is a non-profit gymnastics club which opened in February 2022 with 50 members.

The club has over 200 members and is bursting at the seams of its current building on Dodnor Lane.

Since April 2021, when Legacy reopened post-Covid, the club has achieved excellent results at competitions on the mainland, and its recreational one and two-hour groups have also received amazing results.

Isle of Wight County Press: Legacy's appeal for donationsLegacy's appeal for donations (Image: Crowdfunder)

Legacy Elite is moving to a larger unit in January, which will be the first purpose-built gymnastics club anywhere on the Island.

It aims to provide the best possible equipment to its members, enabling them to achieve goals and improve fitness.

The team hopes this will enable everyone in the Island community to be able to achieve things that have never been possible on the Isle of Wight before.

For its first purchase, Legacy would like to provide a foam pit for its members, to encourage greater development for all gymnasts.

It could also allow recreational gymnasts of all ages and abilities to try something they have never tried before and would encourage Legacy to be able to compete at a high level.

A spokesperson for Legacy said: “Donating to Legacy will enable us to help get the whole community involved in the wonderful sport of gymnastics, from babies all the way to adults.

“If you could spare any amount of donation to make our dreams and our gymnast’s dreams possible, we would forever be thankful.”

To donate, visit Legacy's Crowdfunder page, HERE.