Portishead gymnasts back Persimmon Homes’ sport donations

Zoe Simmons, Phoebe Turner and Amelia Knight. picture: Neil Phillips Photography

Zoe Simmons, Phoebe Turner and Amelia Knight. picture: Neil Phillips Photography - Credit: Neil Phillips Photography

Three Portishead gymnasts are supporting Persimmon’s Homes’ sporting grants programme.

Teenagers Zoe Simmons, Phoebe Turner and Amelia Knight train at The Academy of Gymnastics in Harbour Road and are encouraging groups to apply for a cash prize.

It is part of a £600,000 giveaway Persimmon is doing to promote sport in the UK, with the causes winning £5,000-200,000 depending on a public vote.

And every month until December a cause local to Portishead will win £750.

Phoebe, aged 16, hopes to compete in a senior competition for her country, said: “This new scheme will help fund a wide range of sports in the UK. It’s so important to encourage young people to get fit and stay active.

“I want to wish everyone the very best of luck with their applications.

“The competition will create a lasting legacy for one individual or team.”

* To enter the competition, visit www.persimmonhomes.com/charity