Cheeki Monkey’s big baby & children’s market comes to OHLC

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

Christmas Opening Hours

CHRISTMAS PARTY: To allow our team to attend our company Christmas party there will be a slight amendment to opening times on the below dates. Saturday 14th Dec – 8am – 4pm Sunday 15th Dec – 12.30noon – 5pm CHRISTMAS OPENING: Tuesday 24th Dec – Closed Wednesday 25th Dec – Closed Thursday 26th Dec – Closed Friday 27th Dec – 6.30am – 7pm Saturday 28th … Continue reading Christmas Opening Hours

Mission Christmas is back for 2019!

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!

RugbyTots is coming to Rochdale!

RugbyTots are launching their first venue in Rochdale on Sunday 24th November at Oulder Hill Leisure Complex. If you would like to book your child onto the FREE TASTER session then please contact / 0345 313 0065 and book your child’s place! 🏉   Make your child’s development more fun! RugbyTots fun, structured play sessions take children on a journey of sporting imagination with engaging … Continue reading RugbyTots is coming to Rochdale!

Team OHLC raise £900 for Springhill Hospice

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

Team OHLC take on Aspire Channel Swim

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

Rochdale Underwater Hockey players selected for GB Team

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

Do you know the water safety code?

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?

What it takes to be a lifeguard

Anyone who has been to our centre will have seen our lifeguards during their visit, but do you know what it takes to be a lifeguard?  All our lifeguards hold the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification as a minimum.  Before anyone can undertake this qualification, every candidate must be able to; Jump / dive into deep water Swim 50 metres in less than 60 seconds Swim … Continue reading What it takes to be a lifeguard


This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, 13-19 May 2019. The theme this year is Body Image – How we think and feel about our bodies. For too many of us, our bodies are sources of shame and distress.  I’ve written before about self confidence from a female perspective, and my on-going battle with it, read it here.  We know girls and young women are … Continue reading #BeBodyKind