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There are exciting plans afoot for Highley’s Severn Centre thanks to a new partnership we have with the community hub.

We currently operates 21 leisure centres in the heart of local communities in England and Wales and prides ourselves on being much more than just a gym or local swimming pool. We have invested millions in our facilities in recent years in a bid to ensure a combination of the finest sport and fitness opportunities with family services (like school holiday activities and children’s coaching lessons) with professional support and care for those who, traditionally, find physical activity challenging - including, for example those wanting to get fit as they recover from ill health, quit smoking or cope with mental health problems.

“We’ve been fortunate to have worked with the team at the Severn Centre in recent years via a package of management support,” says Scott Rolfe, Halo CEO. “This new partnership will allow us to be much more involved in the future of fitness and physical activity in Highley. Our social enterprise business model and registered charity status allows us to trade for social purposes and ‘not for profit’, something the Severn Centre recognise as a sign of quality and strength and which matches their own ethos.”

Val Hill, Chair of Trustees, says they are delighted by the new partnership forged with Halo. “Over the last decade the trustees have done much to secure the Severn Centre’s future but for the Centre to grow and prosper it needs a professional organisation such as Halo to take it forward.”

Scott went on to say, “The Severn Centre will be the second site we have in Shropshire [Halo offer a package of management support to the leisure centre at Bridgnorth Endowed School]. This will allow us to continue to support even more local people in the county to participate in some form of exercise, increase the range of activities available to them and invest in the leisure facilities in Highley. We are confident that, together, we can transform services and facilities for the benefit of local residents and get more people more active more often”.  

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