LAURA Gallagher and her fellow Team GB trampolinists are jumping to the aid of NHS charities - despite being grounded during the coronavirus lockdown.

Great Britain’s gymnasts currently have their feet firmly on the ground due to social distancing rules which leave them unable to access their Lilleshall National Sports Centre base.

But they’re using their free time to launch #CreateDonate - a campaign which encourages people to post a still-image action shot of their sport from home and donate to NHS charities via the team’s JustGiving page.

The initiative has already seen some brilliantly inventive images posted by the likes of 2019 World Championship finalist Gallagher, from Westonzoyland near Bridgwater, who has helped the team towards the new £5,000 campaign target, after it had reached the initial £1,000 target in just a couple of days.

Gallagher said: "Like everyone, we are in awe of NHS workers and everything they do for us all, day-in, day-out, and we wanted to do our bit in raising money for the charities the NHS supports.

“At the same time we wanted to bring the sports community together at a time when everyone is isolated from friends, family and team-mates.

“#CreateDonate gives us all the chance to have a bit of fun, get creative and bring everyone together while raising money for amazing causes.

"We can’t wait to see what people come up with and hope to see a few celebrities join in with an action shot too!”

Jamie Pugsley, who - like Gallagher - trains at Quayside Trampoline & Gymnastics Club in Bridgwater, has also taken part in the fundraising initiative.

The nine-year-old knows just how hard NHS frontline staff are working at the moment, as both of his parents are paramedics.

To join in, create a still action shot of your chosen sport at home, nominate your friends to do the same and then donate to the team’s fundraising page here.