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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Try a "dry swim" to support Plas Madoc

VOLUNTEERS vying to save Plas Madoc Leisure Centre want residents to show their support by taking part in a ‘dry swim’ around the popular facility this weekend.
 
Members of the Splash Community Trust, formed to take over the running of centre from the council, have organised the event for 3.30pm on Sunday.
 
The trust has until October 1 to reopen Plas Madoc before it’s demolished, but members are aiming to get it back open for business in time for the lucrative summer period.
 
Committee member Arthur Battram said residents and supporters are asked to don fancy dress with an aquatic theme to help raise awareness of the ongoing campaign.
 
“We thought this would be a fun idea and another way of raising awareness on the continuing fight to save Plas Madoc,” said Arthur.
 
“Last time we linked arms around the centre to show our support, now we are hopeful we can give birth to a new creation run by the community for the community.
 
“This time we want to demonstrate our support in a fun way. People of all ages are asked to dress up in their swimming togs, or as fish or octopuses – anything with an aquatic theme.
 
"We will then ‘dry swim’ around the building. Breast-stroke or crawl, it’s up to you, just get those arms going!”
 
The group is asking people to assemble in the car park at 3.30pm. There will be some brief announcements before the swim starts.

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