Today is Pam’s last day with us after 14 years working on reception at Oulder Hill Leisure Complex. Pam, along with her work ethic and dedication to customer service will be greatly missed, as well as those 6am brews! We had a collection round the team and we were able to buy Pam some lovely gifts for her garden including a citrus tree and ornamental … Continue reading Pamela Simpson retires after 14 years with our team
The benefits of swimming, or going for a dip in open water are well documented, for both your physical and mental health.. but so are the hazards. Around 85% of accidental drownings occur at open water sites and most of these drownings are down to a lack of knowledge and understanding of open water safety. I enjoyed a swim in Windermere on Sunday. I’m relatively … Continue reading Open water swimming, what’s the deal?
Long standing friends of OHLC Tom & Alex are completing 7 Olympic distance triathlon’s in 7 days with Team Wilson-Willis whilst fundraising for Motor Neurone Disease Association. What Team Wilson-Willis have to say… So, why are we attempting 7 Olympic distance triathlons in just 7 days? There’s no doubt the way in which Rob Burrow has faced up to this most harsh of diseases is … Continue reading Team Wilson-Willis Take on 7 Tris in 7 Days
This month marks two years since I became vegetarian, and it’s been quite a journey! It all started on a sunny day with a cow, a border collie and some friends. Whilst enjoying a walk we came across a group of young cows in a neighbouring field. The cows were inquisitive, playful and enjoyed a good head scratch. My friend remarked “they’re just like puppies” … Continue reading My 2 Year Veggieversary
There is no monkey business here Cheeki Monkey’s Nearly New Baby Sales are community events for local families to make money while recycling unwanted items. Buy or sell quality, gently used babies’ and children’s toys, clothes and equipment. Great for savvy mums and dads! NEXT EVENT: 23 February 2020 13:00 – 15:00 SELLERS: Declutter make some £££’s and keep 100% of your takings. BUYERS: Do … Continue reading Cheeki Monkey’s big baby & children’s market comes to OHLC
We are proud to support Mission Christmas for another year as an official drop-off point. 1 in 3 Manchester Children are living in poverty. You can help Cash for Kids make sure they have presents to open on Christmas morning. When you donate your gifts, Mission Christmas will make sure they get to disadvantaged children near you. All gifts should be new and unwrapped, and … Continue reading Mission Christmas is back for 2019!
Gareth Rhodes, Duty Manager and Personal Trainer, ran the Rochdale Half Marathon on Sunday 6 October. Gareth, along with a group of our gym members running as ‘TeamOHLC’ raised £900 for Springhill Hospice, Well done! A big thank you to everyone who sponsored Gareth. TeamOHLC is still active, currently GFM Lifeguards Beth Harrison, Lucy Adderley and Joshua Pickup, plus some of our regular customers … Continue reading Team OHLC raise £900 for Springhill Hospice
Aspire Channel Swim – 9 September to 2 December 2019 Discover your inner champion and swim the distance of the English channel this autumn. 22 miles, 12 weeks, 1416 lengths. Fundraising helps Aspire change the lives of people who have been affected by Spinal Cord Injury. If you want to join in: SIGN UP here! Join Team OHLC: Once you’ve signed up, make sure you join Team … Continue reading Team OHLC take on Aspire Channel Swim
Tiegan Alexander, 18 and Ella Tomlinson, 15 have been selected for Team GB’s women’s under 19s squad. Both Tiegan and Ella joined the Rochdale Underwater Hockey Club at ages 10 and 9 respectively and have played for Rochdale’s junior teams, and also the Manchester C team and Lancashire Ladies in recent years. Isaac Rhodes-Dawson, 17 has also been selected for the men’s under 19s squad. … Continue reading Rochdale Underwater Hockey players selected for GB Team
On average 40 to 50 children drown per year in the UK, around 85% of accidental drownings occur at open water sites. Many of these accidents occur due to lack of knowledge and understanding of open water safety, basic open water knowledge and understanding of the hazards can significantly reduce the number of incidents that occur each year. During the school holidays when the hot … Continue reading Do you know the water safety code?