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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Money-spinning ideas sought to save Plas Madoc

Supporters of plans to save Plas Madoc Leisure Centre are being asked for ideas to help raise the money needed to realise a community takeover.

A second well-attended public meeting at Air Products Social Club in Acrefair earlier this week heard that a new legal entity, Splash Community Trust, had been formed as the campaign to retain the popular facility progresses at pace.

Now chairman Darrell Wright, from Trevor, is keen to hear the public’s fundraising ideas.

He said: “A lot of hard work has gone into getting things this far, and the creation of a charitable company to take things forward is a huge step. We have achieved so much in a relatively short space of time, but now we need people’s support more than ever.

“We need to raise a serious amount of money to give our business case for the takeover as much clout as possible when it goes in front of the council, and to do that we need members of the public to come up with ideas.

“Generating this money will be our biggest obstacle to date, but if everyone who says they want Plas Madoc to stay open is able to help us then we should have no problem. The level of support so far has been brilliant, so I see no reason why we can’t rise to the challenge.”

Darrell, 67, said another public meeting is likely to be held next month.

He also reiterated the need for users of the centre to fill in a short online survey which will help keep the public up to date with developments and could help with future funding applications.

Darrell added: “Centre users’ details are unfortunately not available to us at the moment because of data protection laws, so it’s imperative we get as many responses at possible.”

* To complete the survey visit and to suggest fundraising ideas email or call Jenny on 07921 6590990.

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