Local leisure centre supports those in crisis following government closure

A local leisure centre in Three Rivers is donating food from its café to The Trussell Trust in order to support vulnerable people in the area.

William Penn Leisure Centre, managed by Everyone Active in partnership with Three Rivers District Council is providing fresh food and tinned produce to the charity, including confectionery such as cakes and flapjacks.

Following the government’s guidance to close all leisure centres across the UK last Friday, these donations will support those in need throughout the coronavirus outbreak in the UK.

John Sewell, Area Contract Manager at Everyone Active, said: “We’re committed to helping the wider community and supporting those who may be experiencing social isolation at this time and those who just need a helping hand.

“The Trussell Trust is a fantastic charity and we’re proud to be able to support the work they do during such a challenging time.

“We hope that our donations will offer some comfort and support to those who need it most.”

Councillor Chris Lloyd, Lead member for Leisure, added: “I would like to thank Everyone Active for the support that they are giving through this donation. It is really appreciated and many people in the local community will benefit.”

The Trussell Trust supports a nationwide of food banks, providing emergency food and support to people locked in poverty. The charity’s ongoing work campaigns for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.

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