Sunderland leisure centres free to all emergency services and frontline NHS staff over Christmas period

Leisure centres in Sunderland will be free to all members of the emergency services and frontline NHS colleagues this Christmas period.

Friday, 21st December 2018, 11:04 am
Updated Friday, 21st December 2018, 11:13 am
Everyone Active leisure centres will be free to use for emergency services and frontline NHS staff over Christmas.

This goodwill gesture from Everyone Active is in recognition of the hard work the emergency services carry out, particularly over the Christmas period, when they are working long and unsociable hours away from loved ones.

From Monday, December 24, to Monday, December 31, those who hold a valid Emergency Services ID card will be granted free-of-charge access to the gyms and swimming pools across at Hetton Community Pool and Wellness Centre, Houghton Sports and Wellness Centre, Raich Carter Sports Centre, Sunderland Aquatic Centre, Silksworth Sports Complex, Bunny Hill Wellness Centre and Washington Leisure Centre.

Paul Dowling, East Regional Director for Everyone Active said: “Christmas is a special time of year, but many emergency service workers put in extra shifts and incredibly long hours to keep us safe and well.

"With our centres open early to late, we wanted to do something to show our appreciation.

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"Whether they want to stop by for a hot shower, a swim in the pool or to let off some steam in the gym, we will welcome them through our doors."

All emergency services staff will be required to fill in the necessary Health & Safety forms and watch the online induction before being granted free and unlimited access to the centres over the festive period.

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