Wandsworth Libraries celebrate National Libraries Day
February 08, 2016
Wandsworth Libraries threw their doors open to residents young and old as they celebrated National Libraries Day – 6 February.
The UK-based initiative celebrates all that’s good about libraries and Wandsworth Libraries took the opportunity to showcase the great events, offers and wide range of services local communities - and now businesses -can enjoy inside, many of them for free.
Rewarding excellence at the GLL Awards
February 03, 2016
GLL, the UK’s largest leisure provider and leading leisure charitable social enterprise, held its first annual dedicated awards ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments and successes of individuals and teams from across the board. Those recognised represented GLL’s myriad services including front-line leisure operations, libraries, health & wellbeing and business support.
People are at the heart of this not-for-profit organisation and the awards provided a platform to recognise and reward those colleagues who have made a difference to their workplace, their colleagues and the community.
New Swindon Trampoline Park Promises Extremely Good Fun
February 01, 2016
Fun-loving locals are in for a real treat with the opening of a brand new Extreme Trampoline Park in Swindon next week (1st February 2016)
The new 1,100 square metre park is the second of its kind in the UK and follows the launch of the Better Extreme Sports Facility in Barking, London last summer. It is operated by GLL, the charitable social enterprise that runs the facility under its brand name, Better Extreme.
Archway residents get active as Leisure Centre celebrates £2m investment
January 28, 2016
Archway Leisure Centre was officially re-launched on Tuesday 26 January following a £2m investment that has extended the gym, installed new equipment and refreshed the pool hall.
Leading leisure charitable social enterprise GLL took over the 15 year contract for managing Islington Council’s eight leisure facilities in April 2014 when a £10m investment in accessible leisure was also confirmed.
GLL staff will ‘go the extra mile’ for Sport Relief
January 14, 2016
The UK’s leading leisure charitable social enterprise GLL will use its biggest ever call to action to mobilise its 10,000 staff to help customers walk, run, swim and cycle themselves proud making over three million customer visits while raising an unprecedented £500,000 for Sport Relief. The money raised for Sport Relief will help to transform lives right here at home in the UK and in the world’s poorest communities.
GLL Makes a Big Splash at Swim Awards
December 04, 2015
GLL, the UK’s largest public pool provider, has won big at the Amateur Swimming Association National Swimming Awards 2015.
The awards – in four separate categories – further cement the charitable social enterprise’s reputation for investing in community sport to make life better.
International Day of People with a Disability - GLL celebrates Disabled Fitness Professionals
December 02, 2015
GLL - the UK’s leading leisure charitable social enterprise - is celebrating becoming the largest provider of disability fitness trainer placements in the UK.
The news comes as GLL marks the International Day of People with a Disability, Thursday 3 December.
GLL named Health and Fitness Partner for Sport Relief 2016
November 19, 2015
GLL, the UK’s leading leisure charitable social enterprise, has been chosen as official health and fitness partner’ for Sport Relief 2016 and will raise £500,000 for good causes, helping Britain walk, run, swim and cycle its way to fundraising glory.
GLL attend Northern Ireland's Social Enterprise Awards 2015
October 23, 2015
GLL in Belfast were proud to be part of the third annual Social Enterprise Northern Ireland Conference and Awards event. The event focused on sourcing products and services from local social enterprises and recognised the outstanding work that is happening on a daily basis throughout the province.
Finchley Lido Lifesavers honoured at the Prestigious SADS UK National Lifesaver Defibrillator Awards, held at the Royal College of Nursing
October 20, 2015
The annual National Lifesaver Defibrillator Awards hosted by the national cardiac charity SADS UK honours people in the community who’ve saved lives. Dr Christian Jessen, the presenter of Channel 4’s BAFTA-winning Embarrassing Bodies was delighted to present Lifesaver Awards to Osam Layeth and Chloe O’Grady, Lifeguards at Finchley Lido.