Atlantis Leisure plans anniversary fundraiser
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.