A Hounslow gymnastics club which is home to Britain's Got Talent winners Spelbound has received £70,000 from the London Marathon's charity arm.
Heathrow Gymnastics Club, in Green Lane, Hounslow, was awarded the money to enlarge its gym, creating a new 12mx6m sprung floor area.
The club has produced a slew of international gymnasts and been crowned British Women's Team Champions a record 13 times, but it is probably best known for Spelbound, whose daring acrobatic routines captivated viewers of the ITV talent show in 2010.
The London Marathon Charitable Trust also awarded a £30,000 grant to the Friends of Boston Manor, in Brentford, to create a fitness trail and to provide a seating storage facility.
Those grants were part of £3,470,000 announced by the trust this Tuesday (January 6) for 70 organisations across London, Surrey and Silverstone, in Northants - all areas where the London Marathon organised events last year.
The trust also allocated an extra £1,150,000 for Olympic Legacy projects, and £200,000 for the London Marathon Playing Fields and Major Projects fund.
Sarah Ridley, the trust's chief grants officer, said: "One of the six objectives set by the founders of the London Marathon in 1981 was to raise money for the provision of recreational facilities and this is the largest number of grants we have allocated in our 35 year history.
"We know how challenging it is to get funding for facilities and our aim is to support organisations that have a good track record in encouraging more people to become physically active."
Since being set up in 1981, when the London Marathon was first staged, the trust has doled out £56.4 million for leisure facilities across the country.