Service men and women in Solihull are invited to get active for free this weekend in celebration of Armed Forces Day.
Everyone Active – who manage North Solihull Sports Centre and Tudor Grange Leisure Centre on behalf of Solihull Council - is offering members of the Armed Forces complementary access to its leisure centres on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 June. The goodwill gesture has been made to mark Armed Forces Day, which takes place on Saturday 26 June.
Across the weekend, all those who have served and continue to serve in the Armed Forces will be granted free-of-charge access to the gym and public swimming sessions at North Solihull Sports Centre and Tudor Grange Leisure Centre.
There are currently more than 198,000 UK Service Personnel. Armed Forces Day is an opportunity for the nation to show their support for these service men and women and their families, as well as veterans and reservists.
Solihull Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure, Tourism and Sport, Cllr Joe Tildesley, said:
"Once again our partners Everyone Active are giving Armed Forces personnel complementary access to our leisure centres as a token of our appreciation for all that they do. I hope many of our Armed Forces will be able take up the offer and enjoy our facilities this weekend as we say thank you and show our support.”
Wayne Desmond, Everyone Active’s contract manager, added:
“We’re determined to support the people in our local community, including service men and women.
“This initiative helps us to show our appreciation for the work they do. Whether it’s a work out in the gym, a few leisurely lengths of the pool or spending quality times with their loved ones during our family fun swims, we hope they are able to take advantage of the wealth of activities we offer.”
All Armed Forces personnel will be required to present proof of service at their chosen Everyone Active centre. They will also need to fill in the necessary Health & Safety forms and watch the online induction before being granted free access. For more information, visit www.everyoneactive.com