Thursday, 5th November 2020
As a charity, the local leisure provider has seen many income streams disrupted and its reserves heavily hit.
Thousands of fitness members and loyal customers have benefitted from Pendle Leisure Trust’s facilities and services for over two decades. Now the charitable organisation needs their support more than ever to ensure it can keep its doors open in the future.
Would you like to support the Trust with a donation? If you are in a position as a company or an individual, you can make a donation via our website - www.pendleleisuretrust.co.uk/donate/
All donations will solely contribute towards The Trust’s continued provision of well-being for Pendle’s residents, whether it’s through healthier lifestyles, socialising or fitness.
And at a time like this, where both physical and mental health and well-being is more important than ever, it’s essential to keep local leisure facilities open.
Pendle Leisure Trust’s community programmes – Up and Active and The Good Life Project - also play vital roles with the great work they do for those suffering from mental health issues and getting active.
Two anonymous donations from kind-hearted customers has set the financial ball rolling. Envelopes containing cash and hand-written notes arrived in the post at Pendle Wavelengths in Nelson and The Muni Theatre in Colne. The notes read: ‘This is a donation to help with what you have lost. I have been using the Trust’s facilities a long time’.
Alison Goode, Chief Executive of Pendle Leisure Trust, said: “What lovely gestures! We were really surprised to receive the donations – but so touched to know we are really appreciated.
“Donations and kind gestures like this are what we need right now to help keep our services and facilities operating.
“The Trust is a charitable organisation that exists for the benefit of the local community, but this is an extremely trying time with all our facilities and services affected by the disruption of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Last year we had almost 700,000 visitors to our facilities, which shows just how important the Trust is to the people of Pendle.
“As a not for profit organisation, every pound spent with us is invested back into the facilities and activities we run. Last year, every pound invested provided a social return on investment of £22.37.
“With some of our centres still currently closed due to the Government’s restrictions, we have a very limited income coming in, so we would welcome any financial support – from individuals who want to contribute to the facilities that are so important to them, to businesses or any benefactors willing to donate.
“I understand this is a very difficult time for everyone, but any help offered will be greatly appreciated.”