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Rugeley leisure centre offers free membership to servicemen and women

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: July 20, 2014

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FREE membership of Rugeley Leisure Centre for members of the Armed Forces is to continue for another year.

Cannock Chase Council’s cabinet approved the proposal to continue with the leisure concessions scheme for serving members of the armed forces for a further 12 months at a meeting this week.

The concessions scheme was introduced in 2012, and has seen more than 100 members of the armed services register at Rugeley Leisure Centre and Chase Leisure Centre.

All of Cannock Chase Councils leisure and culture facilities are managed by the charitable trust WLCT, who have agreed to fund the successful scheme for a further 12 months.

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The free membership scheme includes use of the fitness suites and swimming pools and participation in a range of group activities and fitness classes.

Councilolr Christine Mitchell, portfolio leader fo rculture and sport, said: “The continuation of this provision for armed forces personnel enables us to recognise the commitment made by these serving men and women for their contribution to our country.”

Stuart Murray, chief executive of WLCT, said “We are extremely pleased to fund this scheme for a further 12 months, as a way of acknowledging the contribution made by our armed forces and encouraging people to continue to be active and healthy.”

Applicants who are resident in the district are required to provide proof of residency and proof that they are a serving member of the armed forces.

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