The goodwill gesture is being made by local leisure operator, Everyone Active, in recognition of the hard work and sacrifices NHS staff have made throughout the pandemic.
From the point they are allowed to reopen, all NHS staff are being invited to claim a free month’s membership at Scarborough Sports Village and Whitby Leisure Centre following the lockdown.
The initiative forms part of the operator’s pledge to celebrate the efforts of ‘Lockdown Legends’ in local communities.
All NHS colleagues and Lockdown Legends entrants/nominees will be required to provide proof of employment.
In addition to giving free access to NHS workers, Everyone Active has launched a competition inviting people to nominate someone that has gone above and beyond to support their local community during the pandemic.
Nominations can include both adults and children under the age of 11.
Two winners (one adult and one child) will be chosen with the adult winner receiving a year’s free membership and the child a year’s worth of free-swimming lessons.
David Bibby, managing director at Everyone Active, said: “This pandemic has been incredibly tough on us all and our NHS has proven more valuable than ever. The sheer dedication NHS colleagues have shown is incredibly admirable and we wanted to show our appreciation for them in any way we can.
“There’s also lots of other people supporting their local community that may have gone unnoticed.
“We’re really looking forward to hearing about the inspiring people from our Lockdown Legends campaign, sharing their stories and showing our appreciation for them too.
“Please make sure you nominate your Lockdown Legend and highlight all the amazing people that are helping us get through this pandemic.”
○ Visit tinyurl.com/yxq33df8 for further details about the initiative and nominations for the Lockdown Legends competition.