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The Save the SpArC charity in Bishops Castle was registered in 2016 in response to news that our precious SpArC Leisure Centre might close, after the Council announced it would withdraw   leisure services funding across Shropshire. Following a furious outcry, Bishops Castle and district residents persuaded them to change their mind and designate SpArC as one of only two ‘Rural Hubs’ in the whole county to escape the axe.
It took almost a year to register the charity – Sport and Arts in the Community (SpArC) South West Shropshire ( 1170997), which, if not the snappiest name in the world, is now up and running and has raised £105,000 to date, with  the enthusiastic efforts of trustees, volunteers and residents from the whole district.

We are now funding the training for lifeguards, swimming instructors and sports coaches to expand our pool of staff
as well as investing in energy saving projects designed to increase sustainability and reduce running costs.

Charity No: 1170997

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