Ashfield leisure centres to welcome Armed Forces members for free this weekend

Servicemen and women in Ashfield are being invited to get active for free in celebration of Armed Forces Day this weekend.

Wednesday, 23rd June 2021, 11:36 am

Everyone Active, which runs leisure centres in the area on behalf of Ashfield District Council, is offering members of the Armed Forces complimentary access to Sutton’s Lammas Leisure Centre and Festival Hall Leisure Centre in Kirkby on Saturday, June 26 and Sunday, June 27.

The goodwill gesture has been made to mark Armed Forces Day on Saturday and anyone who currently serves, or has served, in the military will be granted free-of-charge access to the gym and public swimming sessions at the sites.

Lorenzo Clark, Everyone Active’s contract manager, said: “We’re determined to support the people in our local community, including service men and women.

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Armed Forces members can exercise for free at Ashfield leisure centres this weekend
Armed Forces members can exercise for free at Ashfield leisure centres this weekend

“This initiative helps us to show our appreciation for the work they do.

"Whether it’s a workout in the gym, a few leisurely lengths of the pool or spending quality times with their loved ones during our family fun swims, we hope they are able to take advantage of the wealth of activities we offer.”

All Armed Forces personnel will be required to present proof of service at their chosen Everyone Active centre.

They will also need to fill in the necessary health and safety forms and watch the online induction before being granted free access.

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