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Swim Challenge Completers

Olympians Aimee Wilmott and Leon Taylor lead last leg of GLL Swim Challenge for Sport Relief

March 02, 2016

Athens Olympics diving medallist and tv commentator Leon Taylor joined London 2012 400m Medley finalist Aimee Wilmott to swim the last mile of the #TeamBetter Swim Challenge at the London Aquatics Centre on 1 March.

Jennifer and Team Better completing the challenge

TV’s Jennifer Metcalfe leads GLL’s Better Bike Challenge for Sport Relief

March 01, 2016

‘Hollyoaks’ actress and qualified fitness instructor Jennifer Metcalfe today (1 March) launched GLL’s Better Bike Challenge - Britain’s biggest indoor bike ride for Sport Relief from the East Manchester Leisure Centre. GLL’s customer facing brand Better saw its leisure centres across the nation throw open their doors to hundreds of people vowing to cycle a mile and give a pound to Sport Relief.

GLL Swim Challenge for Sport Relief will end at London Aquatics Centre

February 29, 2016

A six-day fundraising swim covering 31 miles in 31 pools ends on Tuesday 1 March at the ‘world’s favourite swimming pool’ – the London Aquatics Centre.

GLL’s Nationwide Fitness Class to help raise money for Sport Relief

February 26, 2016

GLL, the leisure charitable social enterprise that is the UK’s largest provider of public gyms and leisure centres is hosting a nationwide group exercise class to raise money for Sport Relief. On Thursday 3rd March, 100 Better leisure centres across the seven regions GLL operate in are taking part in a total body conditioning group exercise class from 7pm to 8pm. GLL staff members, family and friends are all welcome to take part.


GLL Staff Swim to help raise money for Sport Relief

February 23, 2016

GLL, the leisure charitable social enterprise that is also the UK’s largest provider of public pools, is organising a 31 mile Swim Challenge for Sport Relief that will test the mettle of its staff and celebrity participants alike. The enterprise which exists to provide better community services and spaces such a gyms and leisure centres, libraries and children’s centres, is fielding a team of 13 swimmers who will all attempt the feat in 31 pools over six days – starting at East Finchley pool on 25 February and ending at the iconic London Aquatic Centre on 1 March.

Lady Neville-Rolf reads Mr Pusskins

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.

Region Best Centre Award

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.

Ribbon cutting Archway Leisure Centre

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.