At­lantis Leisure plans an­niver­sary fundraiser

The Oban Times - - News -

AT­LANTIS Leisure cel­e­brates its 25th birth­day this year and has launched a fundrais­ing drive to pay for build­ing re­pairs.

The so­cial en­ter­prise’s mas­cot, Alf, is also re­tir­ing, and school pupils have been in­vited to de­sign a new mas­cot in a com­pe­ti­tion.

Gen­eral man­ager Nick Wes­ley said: ‘ We all de­cided this was an op­por­tune an­niver­sary to raise aware­ness of our fan­tas­tic com­mu­nity as­set and use this birth­day to help raise funds to bring our chang­ing rooms into the 21st cen­tury over the next year.’

An event or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee, aided by new pa­tron John MacPhee plus Oban High School’s head girl and boy, has also been formed and its first chal­lenge was to or­gan­ise a com­pe­ti­tion to de­sign the new mas­cot.

Mr Wes­ley said: ‘We look for­ward to the winning de­sign be­ing ready for our birth­day party. The com­mit­tee will be or­gan­is­ing lots of great ac­tiv­i­ties over the year-long cel­e­bra­tions, which starts with a birth­day cake com­pe­ti­tion, fun day and the of­fi­cial open­ing of the play park on Septem­ber 30.

‘This will be a fun day for all the fam­ily bring­ing ev­ery­one to­gether.’

If any­one has any great fundrais­ing ideas or would like to join the com­mit­tee, call into to At­lantis Leisure and ask for Nick Wes­ley.

Left to right, At­lantis Leisure di­rec­tors and staff An­drew Mead, Julie Did­cock, Claire Hutchi­son, Dave Bleazard and Nick Wes­ley are part of a team rais­ing funds for a new chang­ing room.

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