13 DEC 2013

Helen Grant visits Maidstone YMCA

Helen Grant MP, Member of Parliament for Maidstone and The Weald, visited Maidstone YMCA on Friday, and was given a tour of their facilities by Chief Executive Lynda Dale.

Re-opened in 2011, the new YMCA leisure centre in Melrose Close, Loose, now incorporates a fitness suite, a gym, a dance studio, 3G all weather pitches, and provides a variety of fitness classes.

The centre acts as a family - orientated community facility, offering activity classes for people of all ages and abilities, with an equal focus on both elite sport and the more sociable and friendly activities. Disabled sport is also catered for, with special equipment and classes tailored to promote accessibility and inclusion.

Maidstone YMCA also offers both a crèche and a pre-school programme, allowing parents a greater flexibility in their fitness activities and social lives.

Speaking outside the centre, Helen Grant MP said:

"It was a great pleasure to come to Maidstone YMCA and hear about the marvellous facilities they offer. Combining fitness activities, a cafe, and child care provision, this centre really does play an integral role as a community hub, and I hope that it continues to go from strength to strength."

Lynda Dale, Chief Executive of Maidstone YMCA, added:

"We were thrilled to welcome Helen, and were delighted to give her a tour of the facilities and an opportunity to see and meet the staff and participants in our community programmes. Maidstone YMCA proactively promotes programmes that support individuals to achieve healthier lifestyles, ensuring that activities meet the needs of the local community.

Helen also viewed the new development plans for our Tovil site, an area of deprivation for which Maidstone YMCA are currently seeking funding partners."

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