NOTE: This content is old - Published: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014.
The volunteer-run group set up to save Plas Madoc Leisure Centre now has its own website up and running.
The Splash Community Trust’s site www.splashmagic.co.uk is now live thanks to Wrexham-based Hashtag Marketing and its managing director Jason Davies.
Since the centre’s closure, members of ‘Splash Community Trust’ and a team of volunteers have been holding fund raising activities to help raise vital funds to reopen Plas Madoc.
The new website details the Splash Magic goal and provides information on the fundraising taking place by the group.
Speaking about the new website, trust director Greg Ogden said: “The website is still a work in progress and will be updated weekly, but crucially we have a ‘donate’ button where supporters can chip in to help our cause.
“The money is collected through PayPal, which has very low handling charges and means nearly every penny donated make it to the trust, moving us that little bit closer to reopening Plas Madoc.
“We’d like to say a huge thank you to Jason and his team for setting the website up, and we look forward to working with them as the site develops. They share our vision for Plas Madoc and we’re all looking forward to exciting times ahead.”
Photos of the various activities, such as the gym, health suite and pool are all featured on the site. Details of upcoming fundraisers, contact information and further details on the Board of Directors are also available on the new Splash Magic website.
Clwyd South AM Ken Skates, another founder member of the trust, added: “We are now looking to make the site bilingual as soon as possible, and the wheels are already in motion. The hard work continues. We won’t give up.”
The future of Plas Madoc Leisure Centre has been under a great deal of uncertainty since its closure back in April of this year.
Earlier this month a request for £50,000 to help kick start the other external co-funding and a delay of demolition of the centre from the 2nd October to the end of October was put forward by the Wrexham Independent Group.
However the motion was rejected by the Executive Board (six votes to two) with the meeting told a decision would be made on September 9th.
For more information on how to donate to the trust or get involved with future fundraising activities, please visit the Splash Magic website. Further details can be found on the Splash Community Trust Facebook page here.