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Dear Members and Parents
I hope that this email finds you and your families well and keeping safe.
On behalf of everyone at Bolton Trampoline Club, I would like to thank you for your continued support. We have had so many positive and appreciative messages from our members, it is lovely to know how much you think of our club.
Our COVID-19 strategy group and committee are in regular contact and have been planning as best we can for the future. Things are still very unknown, but I wanted to update you all on where we are up to.
Firstly our coaches. We have had to furlough all our coaches and are hopeful that the funding for 80% of their salaries will be in our account for the end of the month. Some of our coaches have volunteered to contribute to our website and social media platforms, which we are very grateful of.
We have also been successful in applying for a small business grant from the Local Authority. As we hold Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) status we qualify for business rates exemption which aided our application. This money has been received and is in our account.
A big thank you goes to those of you who have been able to continue paying your fees, we are extremely grateful. We have held the fees paid in March to be used as the first months payment in advance whenever we return. As a way to say thank you, the committee have decided that we will issue vouchers based on the amounts paid in April. These vouchers can be exchanged for days at our holiday clubs, one to one sessions, extra competition practices or used as a short payment holiday. The vouchers will be valid for 12 months from the date we reopen.
Moving forward, the LA grant, furlough money and monthly fees have certainly helped to stabilise our finances for the immediate future, but, like everyone, we are unsure how long this will continue for and how long our money will last. We also are very aware of the reduced incomes for many of our families and the need to reevaluate outgoings. The committee appreciate that everyone has different circumstances and that decisions regarding continued payments need to be made by individual families but we would like to suggest the following options:
1. Continue to pay monthly subscriptions as a donation towards the continuation of the club.
2. Make a reduced affordable monthly donation towards the continuation of the club.
3. Suspend your monthly direct debit.
These options will continue to be available for the foreseeable future and can be amended, with advanced notice, each month. Please note, we will be unable to give refunds after payments have been processed. Whichever option you choose, all members will be contacted when we are ready to re-open to be offered sessions.
If you do decide to reduce or suspend your direct debit, please contact Chloe@boltontrampolineclub.co.uk who will be able to make the changes to our banking details removing the need for you to set up a new direct debit when sessions resume. We will not cancel any payments unless instructed to.
Again, we do not know the procedures for re-opening, this could be on reduced numbers per session depending on government advice. We will inform all members once a plan has been put together. In the meantime, if you have any ideas or suggestions about how we might structure our return we would be interested to hear them. Please email me on email@example.com and I will take them to the committee for consideration.
In the meantime, please continue to check our new look website https://boltontrampolineclub.co.uk/ for up to date information and activity packs alongside our social media platforms.
I am sure that you will all continue to support us at Bolton TC in whatever way you can to ensure we have a club to return to, whenever that may be. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
Please take care of yourselves and your families.
Check out these t-shirts! These are supplied by our kit supplier 17Sport who are kindly donating £2 from every item to the wonderful NHS.
Note these t-shirts are from the same range as our black/red club jackets which should help you with sizing
**The club are not making any profit whatsoever from any purchases**
Dear Parents and Members,
It is with great sadness that I write to inform you of the decision to temporarily close Bolton Trampoline Club for the foreseeable future. Given the most recent Government health advice, the committee feel they have been left with no other option in order to ensure the welfare of our staff and members. Our last sessions will be on Friday 20th March 2020.
We are sure you will understand that this is a very difficult time for the club. It is run as a not-for-profit entity, and as such does not have sufficient cash reserves to sustain its committed outgoings for very long. The committee are therefore currently investigating a variety of options to try and prevent the club from having to close its doors permanently.
We would like to ask for your support in helping us maintain financial viability. We appreciate that we are all facing financial pressures, but if you are able to continue paying your direct debit this would significantly help the club and should enable it to re-open as soon as we are allowed. In return, we are looking at initiatives to support our members, both during any period of closure and once we re-open. For example, once we re-opened we could provide extra sessions which you could attend for no additional charge. In the meantime, coaches will be putting together strength and conditioning exercise videos for members to complete at home. Once these are up and running, we will contact members via email or through our social media. We do have the facility to make donations through our website as we will require as much financial support as possible. If you are considering stopping your direct debit, please contact us at the club firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
We will continue to communicate regularly with you on our website and social media platforms. We would love to see photos and comments about what people are up to at home. Our coaches will be available to offer advice and will do everything they can to maintain the excellent relationships they have built up with members and their families.
On behalf of everyone, I would like to thank you all for your amazing support for our club, which means so much to so many. Over the past 18 months we have seen Bolton TC grow from strength to strength, with our committee, parents and coaches working hard to create a fantastic facility which is enjoyed by over 400 members. We will endeavour to ensure our club survives this period of uncertainly and we look forward to welcoming you back as soon as is possible.If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
With kind regards
Chair of Bolton Trampoline Club.