Holywell Leisure Centre is run as a charity and we need your support
In 2015 Holywell Leisure Centre was under threat of closure due to UK Government austerity measures. A group of locals got together to form a working party to investigate the possibility of taking over the Centre to run it as a charity. Flintshire County Council were of great support and in April 2017 the working group formed a Board of Trustees and registered the leisure centre as an independent charity.
The charity trustees support the leisure centre management team and employees to run the leisure centre for the health, well-being and social benefit of the local community. Since our launch in 2017 we have added facilities, classes and activities to try and make the centre as inclusive as possible to everyone.
Thanks to the support of the European Regional Development Fund through Welsh Government we have been able to replace our outdated and inefficient boilers with new, energy efficient, precision control boilers, enabling us to open for longer hours, expand our special programmes for the community, such as pregnant women, the elderly participants, the disabled and those with certain medical conditions. We are also able to offer subsidies to those from under privileged and low income communities.
However, in order to be able to provide our services for you, we have to raise money each year by applying for grants and fundraising ourselves to run the centre. The COVID pandemic has also had a drastic effect on our finances.
This is where we really need your help. We will be holding fundraising events throughout the year and ask that you support these where you can. In addition, you can help by simply donating via our registered PayPal link below.
We thank you for your support.