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Hopping Mad This July

May 9, 2014

YMCA HUMBER’S flagship Community Games event, the Humber Hop, returns in 2014 on Sunday 27th July; once again being held at Waters’ Edge Visitors Centre in Barton-upon-Humber.

The mammoth spacehopping fundraiser saw over 80 people bounce their way across the iconic Humber Bridge in June last year, to raise funds for the charity’s Community Games scheme, which encourages sporting and cultural participation amongst young people in local communities.

This year, the Humber Hop partners with Waters’ Edge on their extremely popular Wildlife Funday, where a host of nature-themed activities will take place at the centre during the day.

The aim of the Humber Hop is to once again bounce across the Humber Bridge but this time participants will spacehopping from the North Bank to South Bank, with transport provided to ferry them from the registration point at Waters’ Edge to the starting line.

All funds raised will once again go to the Community Games scheme, which this year has already hosted a pancake race in Cleethorpes and a family funday at King George V Stadium in Grimsby, with more events planned across the region during the year.

Community Games Coordinator Jenny Hodson is again looking forward to the event.

She said: “We were delighted with the response to the Humber Hop last year and we are hoping to top this time around.

“The funds raised from last year’s event have helped YMCA Humber leave a sporting legacy across the region.

“It is a fun and unique fundraising experience and we would encourage people of all ages to get involved.”

Registrations for the Humber Hop are now open at www.humberhop.co.uk. The registration fee of £20 covers the cost of the spacehopper and any associated paperwork. Teams of up to six people can take part and this year we are also open for individuals to take on the challenge!

YMCA Humber would like to thank Enfuse for all their help with the Humber Hop, as well as our supporters so far, Waters’ Edge Visitors Centre, Stagecoach, Lincs Inspire and VANEL.