Skippers celebrate 30 year’s of support for Heart Foundation

NAKITA RONTO

Mt Cotton Hopper Brooklyn Hoddinott practices the groups' skipping routine in the lead up to the performances. Source: Lyn Hoddinott

Mt Cotton Hopper Brooklyn Hoddinott practices the groups’ skipping routine in the lead up to the performances. Source: Lyn Hoddinott

The Mt Cotton Hoppers are celebrating 30 years fundraising for the Heart Foundation by performing skipping routines at South East Queensland schools.

Coach and former team member Taryn Hodgson said she enjoys seeing the children progress their skills.

“Watching the children achieve skills for the first time and seeing how happy that makes them is very rewarding,” Ms Hodgson said.

“I enjoy watching the team perform and how the crowd interacts with them by cheering and this really does make the team members happy and perform better.”

Ms Hodgson said aside from fundraising, Hoppers  is also a great opportunity for young people to get active.

“I’m pleased to be able to help these skippers achieve their goals and also to live a happy and healthy life,” she said.

Jump Rope for Heart Field Officer Paul Deverell said the Jump Rope for Heart program is a big deal in terms of performing.

“I try and group the schools closer together so in their [Mt Cotton Hoppers] case they’ll go out and visit up to four schools in a day, which is a huge thing to do,” Mr Deverell said.

The Mt Cotton Hoppers will hold their 30th anniversary in November.

If you would like further information on the event or to RSVP please email Taryn Hodgson at thodg5@eq.edu.au before October 30, 2015.

Comments

  1. They came to our school and I was not expecting them to be that good you are the best thing i have ever seen

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