BALLYBUNION Leisure Centre received a positive response from the north Kerry public when its membership committee took to the streets on Friday seeking more members.
It's all part of a massive drive to keep the centre open until December, long enough for the installation of a new heating plant that is expected to reduce its highest overhead, energy costs, by up to 30 per cent
The centre was closed for ten weeks earlier this year after the power supply was suddenly cut off over arrears. It was reopened after an emergency injection of funds by supporters among locals and the Ballybunion business community.
The centre's members' committee has been canvassing the general public as part of their drive for more members and, as an inducement are offering a ten per cent discount off all threemonth memberships bought before 8pm on this coming Saturday, October 13.
"Our interaction with the north Kerry public over the past weekend has been very beneficial," organiser Noelle Hegarty said. "Although the winter evenings are approaching, many people have expressed a strong desire to continue their fitness regimes or adopt a new healthy outlook that focuses on exercise and fun."
"The people of north Kerry were very supportive of our promotional campaign and were delighted to hear about the ten per cent discount now available," Ms Hegarty added.