A Sheffield leisure operator is giving back to the communities it serves through a series of new charity initiatives.
Sheffield International Venues has launched 13 projects across the city, aimed at helping provide disadvantaged people with a better quality of life, improving access for minority groups and developing community facilities.
SIV, which operates facilities including Ponds Forge and Hillsborough Leisure Centre, has teamed up with a number of local groups to launch the schemes.
Highlights include staff at Springs Leisure Centre joining in with a fundraising day to raise money for specialist disability equipment for children who attend the Manor After School Kids Klub.
Craig Judson from MASKK, said: “It was great to have the SIV staff involved in the fundraising day as they made the day really fun and energetic.” Meanwhile, a team of volunteers from Ponds Forge joined 140 helpers to improve the youth centre in Darnall.
Ponds Forge volunteers joined employees from other local businesses to redecorate and improve the centre’s facilities.
Hillsborough Leisure Centre staff gave a health presentation to Norton scouts and cubs, followed by an outdoor activity circuit.
The English Institute of Sport put on health and fitness sessions for patients at Weston Park Hospital and Sheffield Children’s Hospital. Staff also offered sports coaching to Caribbean girls and autistic adults.