Life Leisure, the Stockport based sport and leisure trust has been named Best not for Profit Organisation at the annual Stockport Business Awards. The annual event which is the pinnacle on the Stockport Business calendar, took place on October 15 and the Best not for Profit award is presented to “a not-for-profit group or business which demonstrates all-round excellence and has a clear mission and purpose”.
Team Life Leisure accepting their award: L-R: Seb Rowe, Laura Mylotte, Mike Atkinson (Vice Chairman), Kate Egdell, Martin Harriman, Stewart McCombe (Chairman)
Over the past year Life Leisure has continued to play a key role in the health and wellbeing of the local Stockport community by running a number of initiatives aimed at improving the quality of life of local people. Furthermore, with responsibility for running 15 facilities across Stockport, all income generated by Life Leisure is not only reinvested back into facility improvements and developments, but also back into communities and programmes across the Borough.
Current initiatives which have led to this local recognition include the actiLife program (a technology which can provide remote coaching to sedentary individuals who do not wish to enter a fitness facility), the Avondale Health Hub (which has gained national recognition as a pioneering health club model) and the I Wish I Tried program, which has reintroduced over 1,000 local participants to exercise.
As a local employer of over 500 people and with a membership base of over 17,500 Life Leisure continues to grow and has plans to continue its positive community work in the coming years.
Marketing and Communications manager Laura Mylotte said “We are delighted to have been recognised for our hard work in the Stockport community. Along with our partners we have made significant progress in our aim of improving the quality of life of the people within the local community. With a number of initiatives ongoing and I have no doubt further exciting initiatives in the near future, we plan to continue this progress over the upcoming years.”
For more information about Life Leisure please visit www.lifeleisure.net
Life Leisure is the trading name of Stockport Sports Trust. Established in April 2002, Life Leisure is a not for profit social enterprise company and registered charity, our aim is to provide a best value service in all areas in which we operate, by investing every penny we make back into our local communities, to make them a better place to live.
We are focused on promoting our facilities and sport and leisure to families and individuals of all ages and backgrounds. We operate a social inclusive approach to ensure equality of opportunity for all and we openly value diversity so that everyone can enjoy the benefits of participating in sports and leisure activities.
Life Leisure runs an extensive mix of sports and leisure facilities, ranging from small community recreation centres to large multi-use state of the art sport and leisure facilities. In addition we deliver sporting activities of the highest quality to those people who for one reason or another cannot access a local facility.
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