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Tadcaster Swimming Pool needs community support to save it from closure

Tadcaster Swimming Pool Trust has been significantly affected by Covid-19 and the lockdown measures put in place which meant the leisure centre was forced to close.

As a charitable organisation, Tadcaster Pool relies heavily on customers to keep the doors open.

A #saveleisure campaign was launched on 15th July by Community Leisure, Get ukactive & The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity with support from The Guardian & The Telegraph to help support the leisure sector.

Mark Tweedie, the chief executive of Community Leisure UK said: “Public leisure centres are at the heart of communities – they are places where communities connect to socialise and have fun.

“They serve all age ranges and abilities, from parents with babies, through to sports clubs, walking groups and gentle exercise classes for the less fit.”

The Tadcaster Swimming Pool Trust is pleading with the community to help save the centre that has been an asset to Tadcaster and the surrounding areas since 1994.

The group is asking ‘What does Tadcaster Swimming Pool mean to you?’ and to share your thoughts on social media with the hashtag, #saveleisure.

Like many industries that have suffered due to Covid-19, the future is uncertain, but with your support, the Tadcaster Swimming Pool may be able to thrive again once more.

Please share your thoughts on the importance of leisure centre and share if you see posts on social media using #saveleisure.

Every bit helps, as due to the pandemic, the trust has had to cancel three major fundraising events.

If you would like to donate to help save the pool, please visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com and type in ‘Tadcaster Swimming Pool Trust – COVID 19’.

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