Free leisure centre access for Emergency Services and frontline NHS staff this Christmas

Friday 21 December 2018 Free leisure centre access for Emergency Services and frontline NHS staff this Christmas


This Christmas, Everyone Active will open the doors to its leisure centres for free to all members of the emergency services and frontline NHS staff.

This goodwill gesture is in recognition of the hard work the emergency services carry out, particularly over the Christmas period, when they are working long, unsociable hours away from family and friends.

Between the 24th and 31st of December, those who hold a valid Emergency Services ID

card will be granted free-of-charge access to the gyms and swimming pools across all Everyone Active centres including Lammas, Festival Hall and Hucknall Leisure centres.

Cllr Jason Zadrozny, Leader of Ashfield District Council says “This is a brilliant opportunity to thank the emergency services and front line NHS staff in Ashfield for the hard work they put in cross the year as well as at Christmas. We hope that as many people as possible take up the opportunity to enjoy the vast range of facilities we have on offer across our leisure centres. As well as the physical benefits, there are also great mental health benefits from physical activity.”

Duncan Jefford, South East Regional Director for Everyone Active  says “Christmas is a special time of year, and many emergency service workers put in extra shifts and incredibly long hours to keep us safe and well. With our Leisure Centres open early to late, we wanted to do something to show our appreciation. Whether they want to stop by for a hot shower, a swim in the pool or to let off some steam in the gym, we will welcome them through our doors.”

All emergency services staff will be required to fill in the necessary Health & Safety forms and watch the online induction before being granted free and unlimited access to the centres over the festive period. For more information, visit