An Olympic silver medallist helped the Wingate Centre in Wrenbury to celebrate their 30th birthday in style last Sunday.

Bryony Page, who won a medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics and is also one of the centre’s vice presidents, hosted their 'Birthday Sponsored Bounce' which saw more than 40 people taking to the trampolines and bouncing over 27,000 times to raise an incredible £1,000 towards the charity’s birthday fundraising appeal.

The Wingate Centre, to date, has welcomed more than 10,000 visitors for respite holidays. The team took the opportunity at the weekend to thank their clients and supporters alike by opening their doors to the community and throwing a birthday party.

Bryony was delighted to play such a part. She said: "It was such an honour being part of Wingate’s 30th Birthday Party and Sponsored Bounce.

"The event went really well and I’m so glad we were able to raise funds and awareness for the charity. I caught up with a few old friends and met some very inspiring people who have all really felt the benefits of being part of the Wingate community. Thinking about how many people the Wingate Centre has helped over the years is something really special."

Guests included David Briggs, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire, Sarah Callander Becket, High Sheriff of Cheshire and Councillor Penny Butterill, mayor of Nantwich Town Council, who all came along to enjoy the festivities, meet the centre’s clients, past and present, and watch the Cheshire Gymnastics Display Team in action.

Boxing star Nathan Gorman took time out of his busy schedule to come along and support the centre and the young presenters from RedShift Radio were there chatting to guests and to interview Bryony for their radio show.

Entertainers ensured the roof was raised with their fantastic medleys to which everyone was singing and dancing along. Birthday cake was generously donated thanks by the team from Co-Op Food Readesdale Avenue.

Catherine Cook, marketing and fundraising manager for the Wingate Centre, added: "We’d like to thank everyone who made Sunday’s event such a huge success.

"Children with disabilities face loneliness and frustration every single day; thanks to the support of the community we’ve been changing that for an incredible 30 years by bringing joy, friendship and smiles into their lives.

"Long may that continue. If you’d like to get involved then please do get in touch. We are looking for individuals and businesses who’d like to commit to raising £300 to celebrate our 30th birthday and help us raise the £300,000 we need each year to brighten the lives of children."