Splash the cash!

IMG_20160301_140256708Council urged to match public’s donations to community-run leisure centre

Plaid Cymru – the Party of Wales’ Assembly candidate for Clwyd South has called on Wrexham Council to match the donations made by the public to fund essential maintenance work at community-run Splash Magic leisure centre.

Mabon ap Gwynfor, who is among hundreds of people to donate £3 to the popular leisure complex, said: “The leisure centre was the focus of a huge public campaign to keep it open and, when the council failed to listen, people came together to re-open it as a community cooperative. As with all such ventures, goodwill can only take you part of the way. Money is needed to make essential repairs and improvements to the building.

“It’s a testaScreenshot_20160301-130703ment to the management team, staff and volunteers who run Splash Magic that things have gone so well in the first year but they now need additional funding for essential maintenance work. Local people are donating in their droves through a simple text message and I call on Wrexham Council to match those donations pound for pound.

“Not only would it give the community an added incentive to raise funds, it’s the least the council can do. This is the council that allowed the centre to deteriorate for years before it closed and failed to carry out vital maintenance work. The council benefits hugely from having a busy leisure centre that boosts health and well-being in the county. It’s not too much to ask it to support Splash with a little more cash.”

Anybody wishing to contribute to the #MakingWaves Splash text donation campaign can do so by texting SPLA34 £3 to 70070.