You can donate directly to The Dalton and District Recreational Charity Trust.
Also, Friends of Dalton Leisure Centre group formed to give support & raise funds for the centre through a wide range of community themed events. We are letting the local community know that our local Dalton Leisure Centre is in urgent need of your support. Reg Charity No 509901. Visit the Facebook group
Dalton Leisure Centre is a not for profit organisation run to support the local community but offering its excellent family-friendly facilities to the wider general public to enjoy.
Centred around its main attraction, the 20m free form warm water swimming pool, Frog Side and Kids Splash Zone, we also offer many fitness classes, Squash, gym routines, Spinning classes and safe meeting place in our cafe which overlooks the pool.
Open August 1987 The official opening was by Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon on September 18th, 1987.
Who Built The Centre
Dalton Leisure Centre The Centre was built for the Trust under the Community Programme of the Manpower Services Commission and provided employment for a total of 270 people between October 1982 and June 1987. A great deal of voluntary work also went into the project and thousands of unpaid hours were put in by dozens of helpers before the Centre was ready to open at the end of August, 1987.
Who Owns The Centre?
The Centre is owned by The Dalton and District Recreational Charity Trust and is built upon land leased to the Trust for 99 years by Barrow Borough Council at a nominal rent.
What Did It Cost and Where Did The Money Come From?
The total cost including the furnishings and equipment was £1,260,000. The cash was raised from the following sources:
- The Man Power Services Commission: £761,000
- Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council: £199,000
- The Sports Council: £20,000
- Cumbria County Council: £17,000
- The Rural Development Commission: £10,000
- Fund Raising: £253,000
Fund Raising Dalton Leisure Centre
The fund raising was the responsibility of the Dalton and District Baths Building Fund Association. The main thrust of the fund raising was the weekly collection by some 50 dedicated people which started in September, 1979 and continued for 71/2 years until March, 1987 and raised £88,500 (an average of £227 per week). The Baths Shop in Station Road and special efforts organised by the Building Fund and many other organisations and individuals contributed £66,000. Donations brought in £42,000 and interest on invested funds yielded £56,000.
Who Operates The Centre?
The Centre is operated by a limited company, Dalton Leisure Services Limited, whose shares are owned by the Dalton-in-Furness and District Recreational Charity Trust. The directors of Dalton Leisure Services Limited, who are appointed by the Trust are: