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Friday, December 19, 2014

Re-opened Plas Madoc calls for new members

* Ken Skates receives his Splash membership card from 
centre manager Claire Duffy.
Also pictured is Aaron Durban from Hashtag
Marketing who have been working alongside the Trust.

Volunteers who saved and reopened Plas Madoc Leisure Centre are urging the public to help make it a success by signing up for monthly memberships.

The Splash Community Trust, which runs the popular facility, wants residents in Wrexham and further afield to take advantage of ‘very competitive’ prices and ensure Splash Magic, as it is now known, has a prosperous 2015.

Chairman Darrell Wright, from Trevor, said: “The New Year is always the time when people make a concerted effort to do more exercise and sign up for all sorts of expensive gym memberships.

“Instead of paying huge sums to national companies, why not help a local volunteer-run venture and save money at the same time? A full membership, which includes use of the gym and swimming pool as well as instructor-led classes, is £26. It’s very competitive indeed when you look at what people pay elsewhere.”

There are currently between 150-200 Splash members, but Trust secretary Stella Matthews said they need 600 to balance the books.

Clwyd South Assembly Member Ken Skates, another founder member of the Trust, received his membership card this week.

The Labour AM said: “I’ve loved being back at the centre again and I’d encourage everyone who wants to get in shape in January to use Splash Magic. Memberships, paid monthly by direct debit, are by far the cheapest way to go and are incredible value compared to the big chains.

“It’s been a phenomenal year when you consider how far we’ve come, and the challenge is to make next year even better by making Splash the success story we all want it to be.

“The Trust volunteers have worked wonders and have more than done their bit – now it’s time for everyone else who wanted Plas Madoc saved to do theirs.”

Apart from Christmas Day and Boxing Day, Splash is open throughout the holidays.

Darrell said an incredible 2,287 volunteer hours in November alone helped get the centre ready for its December 6 reopening, but the Trust are still keen for more individuals to come forward and be part of the team in 2015.

* For more information visit or call Darrell on 07882 947804.

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