Enjoy Leisure installs new Poolpod for those with restricted mobility, with the support of North Berwick Trust

                                                

Enjoy Leisure, East Lothian’s charitable trust for sports, leisure and active lifestyles, has installed a Poolpod platform lift at their swimming pool in North Berwick. This will help all members and customers get into the pool with confidence and dignity.

According to Cotenda, it’s estimated that 7% of the UK population have restricted mobility, and the charity has one of the only Poolpods installed in East or Midlothian, Edinburgh and the Borders.

The pod installation was made possible thanks to an investment from North Berwick Trust, a local charity working to help make North Berwick a more sustainable and inclusive place.

Enjoy Leisure North Berwick Service Manager, Liam Mowat, said, “We’re extremely grateful to North Berwick Trust for their generous support. The Poolpod, which was originally developed for the 2012 Olympics, is a fantastic addition to our centre and allows more of our customers and members to benefit from swimming and easy access to the pool.

“Wellness remains at the top of the agenda for us and our objective is to take the lead in getting everyone more active, more often. I’m extremely proud that Enjoy Leisure is leading the way with these up-to-date installations.”

Sir David Tweedie from North Berwick Trust said,“Part of the Trust’s vision is to make North Berwick, more resilient, vibrant, inclusive and equitable. It requires us to support and enhance recreational and sporting activities and facilities for our community. The Pool Pod met these requirements perfectly. The Trust was delighted to finance its acquisition.” 

Anyone wishing to find out more can visit the centre to speak to a member of the team, or give them a call on 01620 820730

Image: North Berwick Trust Chair Sir David Tweedie and North Berwick Sports Centre Assistant Service Manager Gemma Bolton with the newly installed PoolPod.

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