Leisure centres open doors for free for Armed Forces Day

Updated: 25 June 2021

Service men and women in Three Rivers are being invited to get active for free in celebration of Armed Forces Day.

Service men and women in Three Rivers are being invited to get active for free this weekend in celebration of Armed Forces Day.

Everyone Active is offering members of the Armed Forces complimentary access to its leisure centres in the area 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.

All those who have and continue to serve in the Armed Forces will be granted free-of-charge access to the gym and public swimming sessions at South Oxhey Leisure Centre and William Penn Leisure Centre, managed by Everyone Active in partnership with Three Rivers District Council.

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.

John Sewell, Everyone Active’s area contract manager, said: “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.”

Cllr Chris Lloyd, Lead Member for Leisure, said: “My own father served in the RAF during the Second World War. The men and women in our Armed Forces do an incredible job for which we are very grateful. I am delighted we can show our support by offering complimentary access this weekend.”

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 and safety forms and watch the online induction before being granted free access.

For more information, visit www.everyoneactive.com