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Friday, December 5, 2014

Countdown to re-opening of Plas Madoc tomorrow

An online advent calendar will conclude its countdown to the re-opening of Plas Madoc Leisure Centre tomorrow.

The doors of the much-loved centre, rebranded Splash Magic, will be flung open once more at 11am on Saturday, less than eight months after it closed.

Digital expert Jason Davies, who runs Wrexham-based Hashtag Marketing, came up with the idea of an online advent calendar on the Splash Magic website, which he designed and developed from scratch.

Members of the Splash Community Trust, which is running the facility after Wrexham Council relinquished it, are urging people to show their support by turning out for the official reopening when the calendar’s countdown concludes.

Jason said: “The calendar was just a fun idea I came up with to add to the festive spirit at Splash in the build-up to the big reopening. We can’t wait for 11am on Saturday and we’re all really hoping to see a massive crowd so everyone’s efforts were worthwhile.”

Jason got involved with the Trust early on and has ‘loved every minute’.

He said: “It’s been incredible to be part of this team and to work with people with so much energy, passion and drive to achieve a shared vision. There has been a lot of hard work, but I’ve loved every minute. I really hope now that the public will do their bit and help make a success of it.”

Clwyd South AM Ken Skates, a founder member of the Trust, said: “We would again like to say a huge thank you to AVOW, the Wales Co-Operative Centre and Vi-Ability. Without them all we would never have reached this point. Their advice and support has been crucial.”

Derek Walker is Chief Executive of the Wales Co-operative Centre, which supported the development of Splash Magic through its European Regional Development Fund and Welsh Government-funded Social Enterprise Support Project.

He said: “We would like to congratulate the community for working together so effectively to reopen this essential community resource.  The Splash Magic team have worked tirelessly to make this a reality.

“We were very happy to support the team to set up the Trust and help develop its governance and business planning, and are glad to be able to play our part in the relaunch. We wish Splash Magic every success in the future.”

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