Charity Trustees

The Board of Trustees

A team of local volunteers established the Charity in 2016 to save the Leisure Centre from closure. The centre transferred from Flintshire County Council to the Charity on 1 st April 2017 and the trustees continue to steer the business towards a secure future.

Tudor Jones


Tudor is a former teacher and has been involved with several local charitable organisation since moving to the area 40 years ago. Tudor has been involved with protecting the Leisure Centre from cuts and closure since 2014 and has been Chair of the charity since 2016.


Paul Islip


Paul is the former Managing Director of Westbridge Furniture Design Ltd. and leads on matters of Finance and Business Planning. Paul is also a volunteer with other local organisations.


Magali Lovell-Pascal


Mags has lived in Caerwys for over 20 years. As her son is a swimmer for the local and national team she realised the importance of sport in youth development and joined the trust to save the Leisure Centre for the next generation. Mags runs her own financial business.


Adam Parry

Product and Services procurement

Adam became a Trustee of the Leisure Centre because he wanted to be a part of a new community focused charity which literally affects not only local residents but also visitors. Adam loves playing golf and watching football. Adam previously owned his own gym.

Theresa Murray

Communications and Marketing


Theresa is a Digital Literacy Tutor and runs her own business providing Digital Skills. Theresa  is a life-long user of the Leisure centre and leads on Marketing and Communications.




Tracey Jones

Grant finding

Tracey is passionate about woman empowerment, community action, supporting clubs and businesses to achieve their goals. Tracey was a founder Managing Director of the award-winning Rhyl Football in the community initiative. Tracey runs her own consultancy business and is “delighted to be a part of HLC-CHT’s amazing enterprise”.

Mark Rowlands

Human Resources

Mark has lived and worked in Babell and Holywell for many years and with his family has enjoyed greatly the facilities at the Leisure Centre. Mark continues to work part-time and enjoys keeping active. Dr. Rowlands has a background in health care and in supporting the development of people. “I’m delighted to be involved in this Community Charity caring for the future of our Leisure Centre.

Helen Crich

Human Resources

Helen worked in local education at leadership level for many years. Helen is now an educational consultant and property manager. Helen taught music and now chairs Chester Bach Singers with whom she performs. As a local girl Helen has always valued the facilities at HLC-CHT and joined the Board to support keeping the facility open for the whole community.

Dan Oliver


Dan was born and bred in Holywell and spent the majority of his childhood at the Leisure Centre swimming with Holywell Swimming Club and using the net facility in the sports hall with Carmel Cricket Club. He is a Chartered Surveyor and helps with property related issues with the Trustees.

Carmel McCarth

Accessibility and Enablement

Carmel has been a Holywell resident since 2006 and is passionate about health and well-being. “To have a place that supports activities in the heart of the community is central to that. Joining the trustees provides the opportunity to support the great work of the Trustees and Leisure Centre team in achieving a facility that accommodates everybody and every body.”

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