We ran a massive 39 skating sessions over the summer with up to 3 volunteers in each one, adding up to around 400 volunteer hours. Penistone Leisure Centre is run for the community and we are pleased to have so many people from our community involved in running it. In particular, our thanks this summer go to Jackie, Jude, Ron, Debbie, Dave, Merry, Simon, Lucy, Natalie, Lisa, Becky, Nikki, Amie, June and Esther.
The skating sessions have been enjoyed by hundreds of children over the summer, especially on some of the wet, horrible days we’ve had. Sessions still continue in term time on Wednesdays (4-5:45pm), Fridays (8-10pm for school years 7-10), Saturdays (12-2pm) and Sundays (10am-12). If you can help out, even very occasionally, please email Rachel or text on 07341 300259 – new volunteers are always welcome.
As an extra thanks to our volunteers we have introduced party cards, which are a bit like a coffee shop loyalty card – every time you volunteer, the date gets marked on it and 12 sessions means you can book a free party for your child (or yourself!) So if you volunteer once a month, you get a free party each year. This is, of course, in addition to your children having a free session when you volunteer. We have backdated the cards to the start of the summer holiday so you might already be on your way to a party!