The National Lottery celebrates its 25th birthday

Friday, 8th November 2019

Pendle Leisure Trust is helping the National Lottery mark its 25th birthday with offers from some of the facilities it has helped to fund.

The National Lottery celebrates its 25th birthday next month – a landmark moment to mark the enormous contribution it's made to the lives of people and communities throughout the whole of the UK.

Since the first draw took place on November 19th1994, more than £40 billion has been raised for good causes in the areas of arts, sport, heritage and community – and some of Pendle Leisure Trust’s facilities and initiatives have benefitted from the money.

The National Lottery has helped:

With the refurbishment of the Muni Theatre in Colne (1996)

To part fund the extension at West Craven Sports Centre, Barnoldswick, which included the sports hall and learner pool (1997)

To fund Inclusive Fitness Initiative (IFI) gym equipment at West Craven Sports Centre, Barnoldswick (2005)

To fund the Grow and Sow Project (2003)

To fund the Arts on Prescription initiative (2008)

To continue the Live Well, Eat Well Project (formerly Grow and Sow) (2010)

To fund The Good Life Project (2013) and its continuation (2018)

To upgrade the running track at Seedhill Athletics & Fitness Centre, Nelson (2013)

To fund the Pendle Body Magic Project (2014)

To part fund the refurbishment of the sports hall, gym and changing rooms at Pendle Leisure Centre, Colne (2019)

To fund a project – The Muni Memory Map – which pulls together people’s memories of the Muni Theatre, Colne (2019/20)

To help fund a new Arts and Cultural Strategy for Pendle (2020)

Pendle Leisure Trust’s Chief Executive, Alison Goode, said: “This campaign aims to celebrate the incredible difference National Lottery funding has made – and continues to make – to the lives of people and communities throughout the whole of the UK – and in our case, Pendle.

“Pendle Leisure Trust and our customers have benefitted significantly from the people who buy lottery tickets every week, therefore contributing towards the funding we have received over the years.

“As a way of saying thank you, we are providing a number of offers at some of our facilities that have benefitted from this money.”

FREE tickets to watch Pendle Borderline Theatre Company’s production of ‘Little Gem’ at the Muni Theatre, Colne, on Wednesday, November 27th. Call the Box Office on 01282 661234 to book your ticket

FREE family swim at Pendle Leisure Centre in Colne on Saturday, November 23rd (1pm-3pm) and West Craven Sports Centre in Barnoldswick on Sunday, November 24th (12.30pm-3pm)

Plus, look out on our Facebook page for the chance to win one of 25 prizes of a month’s free fitness membership

Also, check out the Good Life Project’s brand new website from November 23rd at www.goodlifeproject.co.uk to find out all about this local community allotment and its benefits and how you can support it.