On 20th July 2019, Aura Wales was delighted to host its very first Open Day at Deeside Leisure Centre with over 2,500 people attending.
Neil Williams, Finance and Commercial Manager, shared his thoughts about Aura’s first Open Day: “it was fantastic to see so many families visiting the centre and using the facilities which were free of charge for the day. Many of the different areas of Aura were involved in the day, coming together at Deeside Leisure Centre to demonstrate the numerous services Aura delivers for the community.”
The Open Day was packed full of different activities including free ice skating lessons, taster sessions and performances by various Deeside Leisure Centre based groups, free consultations and discounted packages provided by Afon Spa, taster fitness classes, crafts and Summer Reading Challenge activities hosted by the library, an opportunity to chat to members of the Aura Board and Senior Management Team, and a Dementia Friends Awareness session.
On the day, an Aura Football Charity Cup Tournament took place in order to raise money for a local charity, Homestart Flintshire. We are delighted to announce that over £600 has been donated to Homestart Flintshire as a result!
Lee Breeze, Centre Development Officer for Deeside Leisure Centre, expressed his gratitude on behalf of the whole Aura team, saying: “I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who was involved in the organisation of the day, and especially to everyone who attended the open day to take part in the various activities. I would also like to thank all of the clubs that delivered sessions. Our aim for the day was to engage with the local community; it was great to see so many new people coming into the building.”