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1Life West Devon Contract includes Meadowlands Leisure Pool and Okehampton Parklands Leisure Centre. 1Life caters for every gym-goer with a variety of membership packages and payment options to suit all lifestyles and budgets. Operating across 70 centres in the UK 1Life has invested over £2.6 million into its facilities to deliver the latest gym equipment, fitness classes, personal assessments and training, for more than 50,000 members.

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West Devon

Local ladies swim 5k to raise money for charity!

Three ladies from Tavistock organised a 5km swim at Meadowlands Leisure Pool last month, which raised more than £3,700 for the local charity Abbi’s Helping Hands.

    • Meadowlands Leisure Pool donated a lane to the cause so that Lisa Piper, Vikki Smith and Jessica Barns, were able to swim their sponsored 5km, which they completed in under four hours
    • The charity, Abbi’s Helping Hands was created in honour of local girl Abbigail Jillians, aged 4, who is a member of Meadowlands Swim School and was born with one hand
    • Abbigail’s mother, Julie Jillians was inspired by her daughter to raise £10,000 to purchase a 3D printer and cartridges to help print upper body parts for children all over the world, and the swim was in aid of this great cause


Speaking after the event, Julie commented:

I want to thank Lisa, Vikki and Jessica for dedicating their time and energy to Abbi’s charity. It was great to see so many people turn up to the pool in support of their swim, and we’re on the way to making the £10,000 target to help lots of other children in similar situations to Abbi.

Jon Smith, Contract Manager at Meadowlands leisure Pool, commented:

Abbi’s Helping Hands is such a great cause and Abbi herself is a fantastic girl, so we were very pleased to offer our facilities free of charge to help raise money in her name. It was a brilliant event, and we look forward to more fundraising in the future!


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Meadowlands Leisure Pool gains top Quality Award

Meadowlands Leisure Pool has been awarded an assessment mark of ‘Good’ following a two-day quality evaluation carried out in February. The QUEST quality assessment was carried out by Right Directions and Leisure-net Solutions and is the industry kite mark for measuring quality within sports and leisure centres. The quality assessment covers all aspects of operating […]

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Parklands Leisure Centre to extend opening hours for busy workers!

Parklands Leisure Centre in Okehampton will extend its opening hours from February to allow time for busy members to use the gym and pool facilities before work. The centre will open one hour earlier at the revised time of 7am on Monday to Friday so that busy members can make the most of the facilities. […]

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