* Splash Community Trust member Jenny Miller and
director Greg Ogden sifting through entries to the competition to
design a mascot for the centre.VOLUNTEERS aiming to save Plas Madoc Leisure Centre are asking the public to get into the fundraising spirit by attending a clairvoyance evening.
The event is the latest to be held to raise cash ahead of the planned reopening of the mothballed facility, which could take a huge step forward on Tuesday (October 7) if Wrexham Council votes to give the Splash Community Trust £50,000 towards start-up costs.The evening is at Air Products Social Club in Acrefair from 7.30pm on Thursday, October 23, and is being put on by the Spiritual Connections Paranormal Group. Entry is £5 per person.
Trust director Greg Ogden said: “Private readings will be available, and all proceeds will go towards reopening Plas Madoc.
“We raised almost £100 at last weekend’s car boot sale at Chirk and have now made more than £500 over the last five Sundays. There is plenty of other money coming in too – and every penny will go on getting the centre back open as soon as possible.”
Greg, Splash chairman Darrell Wright and Plas Madoc supporters Anthony Roberts and Cliff Bennion are still counting up the cash from their recent bike ride from North East Wales to Birmingham – with the total expected to come in at over £2,500.
Greg said scores of volunteers have come forward since the Trust’s last public meeting at Air Products on September 18, and people are still getting in touch.
He added: “There is a real excitement building and the belief is back that as a community we are going to make this happen.”
Greg and fellow Trust member Jenny Miller are currently sifting through dragon-themed designs for a mascot for the centre, which will be called Splash Magic when it reopens, after launching a competition for local schoolchildren.
Greg said: “We’ve had some brilliant entries and will be using the winning creation as the inspiration for our final mascot, but first we’ve got to choose a winner!“We thought this would fun way to engage with local children and for them to be a part of what we are doing, and they will also be helping us ensure that Plas Madoc is still around when they have children of their own.”