Gympanzees has been made possible with the generous help and support of a range of sponsors, supporters and partners. 

If your organisation wants to support the work we do at Gympanzees, please contact 

Our Main Supporters and Sponsors

Sunrise Foundation

Sunrise was established to grant financial assistance to charities that strive to improve the lives of disadvantaged people. Founder Maggie has a background in helping children with disabilities in her work with a special school in Peru.

 Sunrise Foundation have been a generous supporter to Gympanzees, with their contributions allowing us to deliver our pop up events.


Comgest is an independent, international asset management group with entities in Paris, Dublin, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Düsseldorf, Amsterdam and Boston.

Generously providing marketing support and materials from October 2018

Irwin Mitchell 

Irwin Mitchel are a legal firm offering an Open & Honest Approach To Law. 

Generously providing marketing support and materials from October 2018

John James Bristol Foundation

John James Bristol Foundation offers grants to charitable organisations in Bristol, continuing the philanthropic legacy of Bedminster-born John James. The foundation focuses on areas of health, education and the elderly.

The John James Bristol Foundation generously donated to our Easter 2019 Pop Up.

Northen Surveying Services 

Northen Surveying Services is a chartered quantity surveying practice working across the South West and London. 

Northen Surveying Services have generously provided Gympanzees with ongoing pro bono Quantity Surveying services for our future permanent centre.

 One Tribe

    One Tribe TV is a factual television production company with offices in Bath and Cardiff. Run by award-winning programme makers, Managing Director, Dale Templar and Creative Director, Owen Gay, it provides a hands-on and highly personal service to all its clients.

One Tribe kindly made a series of videos for us showcasing the activities and experiences of our Pop Ups. 

Quartet Community Foundation

Bank of Ireland UK/ Bristol and West Endowment Fund via Quartet Community Foundation

Quartet Community Foundation focus on inspiring philanthropy by bringing together people who want to help the local community with projects that make a real difference, offering grants and advice to those with philanthropic goals.

 Quartet Community Foundation has generously donated towards multiple pop up events.

Stride Treglown

 Stride Treglown is an employee-owned architectural practice of over 300 people, priding themselves on their creativity and professionalism.

Stride Treglown generously created initial and now updated plans for Gympanzees’ first permanent leisure centre as well as flythrough videos of what our centre will look like free of charge. 

Shackleton Foundation

The Shackleton Foundation supports social entrepreneurs with a creative vision to improve the lives of marginalised young people. Their work is inspired by legendary explorer Sir Shackleton’s courage and resilience in the face of adversity.

The Shackleton Foundation awarded our CEO Stephanie Wheen with a leadership award with a financial prize for Gympanzees.


Smirthwaite love to make things easier for children of all ages with special needs. They provide specialist equipment for children with additional needs. 

Provided hoists, slings and changing beds as well as play and exercise equipment free of charge for the 2018 and Easter 2019 Pop Ups


TVM Bristol & Cheltenham supply, fit and maintain a high quality selection of home mobility products and assistive technologies to enable improved independent living and better mobility for their customers, in domestic and commercial environments. 

Provided hoists free of charge at our Summer 2018 and Easter 2019 Pop Ups


The University of the West of England UWE: 11th in UK for student satisfaction, top 30 in the Guardian University guide 2020 and TEF Gold rated for Teaching Excellence.

Researching the potential of social franchising of Gympanzees.

Other Key Supporters

Ashville Group 

Ashville have generously donated funds to allow us to work year-round, to put on our Pop Ups. 


Greyfly provide us with invaluable and ongoing business and project management support

Independent Living Solutions 

Independent Living Solutions donated generously to become a bronze sponsor of the 2018 Pop Up.

James Leckey Designs  

Provided 2 Innowalk machines free of charge for the 2018 Pop Up

Made for Movement 

Generously lent us 2 Innowalks for the Easter 2019 Pop Up


Provided 2 motomed machines for the 2018 and 2019 Pop Ups at minimal cost.

Mothers’ Union Bristol Diocese

Mothers’ Union generously donated to Gympanzees helping to subside our concession costs to allow our facilities to be accessible to more families at the Summer 2018 Pop Up and continued to support us for the Easter 2020 Pop Up. 

Not Pointless 

Not pointless have generously donated funds to facilitate the running of the Easter 2020 Pop Up.

Silverback Films 

Hosted a fundraising talk, provided a key prize for auction and ongoing business support

Origin Workspace

Origin are kindly sponsoring Gympanzees Three Peaks Challenge. 


Southpaw have generously donated and loaned Gympanzees specialised equipment and hoists, making them a silver sponsor for the 2019 Easter Pop Up.

Additional Supporters