Leisure centre discounts for armed forces

Published: Monday 24th December 12

Past and present members of Britain’s armed forces are being given an extra Christmas present in the form of discounted membership at six leisure centres.

In recognition and appreciation of the hard work of current and former service personnel, they will be offered discounts of up to 70 per cent on selected memberships at centres managed on behalf of the council by DC Leisure.

The offer includes unlimited use of gyms, group exercise classes, swimming pools and health suites.

DC Leisure's discount scheme aims to give something back to those people who have risked their lives for this country.

In June, 2012, Wandsworth Council reinforced its commitment to supporting the borough's local military units by signing the Armed Forces Community Covenant, which pledges mutual support between local armed forces and the community they are a part of.

The Covenant was agreed by representatives of the armed forces, the council, the local armed forces community - such as the British Legion - and representatives of local business, including DC Leisure.

In November 2007 Wandsworth became the first local authority in London to sign a formal pledge and public statement of support for the Reserves for Britain 's Armed Forces.

And earlier this year, two former soldiers became the first to move into new council homes under the council's policy of giving armed forces personnel a higher priority on its housing waiting lists.

Through the initiative soldiers, sailors and air force personnel who find themselves in housing need now have enhanced application rights when they apply for a new home in Wandsworth.

DC Leisure operates six leisure centres in the borough - in Wandsworth, Putney, Battersea, Balham, Tooting and Roehampton . To learn more about the location of the centres and the facilities available visit www.dcleisurecentres.co.uk.



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