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12 December 2012
Since it's humble beginnings in Australia, Movember has grown to become a global charity event inspiring more than 1.9 million MoBros to participate in many countries all around the world.
Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousand's of men's faces during the month of November. The aim of Movember is to raise vital funds and awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer.
For the second year running many of the LC Swansea members of staff have taken part in Movember (as you probably guessed) and have been in competition with each other to see who could raise the most money and who could grow the best moustache.
Here are some pictures, just in case you missed it.
12 December 2012
As we get closer to that special time of year the pace gathers and list of things to do and buy just seems to get longer and longer.
There's the school nativity play and the Christmas concerts, office parties and Christmas shopping. Every year there are some people who are so organised they have completed all their Christmas shopping by the beginning of November, wrapped it, labeled it and hidden it somewhere in the bedroom or the attic. Then there are the rest of us who are rushing around the shops on the last weekend before Christmas, trying to find presents for the whole family and queuing in those never ending queues just to get some wrapping paper and cards. Then once we realise we can't find any presents we jump in the car and wait in queues of traffic just to get home, it's safe to say by the time your home there's no festive feeling left, so we pop the kettle on and pull out the laptop to start the shopping all over again. After looking through an endless amount of websites you finally find that one gift you think they'll love, then it's all down to waiting for the postman to deliver it so you can wrap it, place it under the tree and
begin to feel festive again.
With all this taken into account, Christmas can be a tough time, the pressure of finding the perfect present alone is huge, not to mention cooking Christmas dinner for the whole family.
So here at the LC we've tried to make it that bit easier for you with gifts that will last longer than Christmas day. We've packaged up the LC's best attractions for you to take home and give as presents. We have vouchers for our 30ft Climbing Wall, Interactive Play Area, the exhilarating Boardrider and our family favourite - the Waterpark. So take your pick of vouchers and create the perfect gift this Christmas!
Just give us a call or pop into the LC where our friendly team will be more than happy to help.
6 September 2012
This Summer to celebrate the Olympics the LC Swansea set up the LC Summer Sport School wherby each week we had a course in a different Olympic Sport.
Last week we dedicated the whole week to Gymnastics. Over the five mornings all of the children developed their skills with our UK Coaching Certificate Level Two Gymnastic coaches. Sasha Griffiths-Jones, one of the coaches, said ‘It was great to see all the children enjoying themselves and watching their skills improve’.
Well done to all of those children involved- we hope to see you as many of you as possible at the LC Gymnastics club, every Tuesday night from 4 o’clock.
Check out the other kids courses that we offer in our brand NEW We've Got It Covered programme!
16 August 2012
The second week of the LC Summer Sports School was again a brilliant success!
Hannah Phillips, LC Coach said:
"For the duration of the week myself and Hayley carried out activities that would help players improve on their shooting, defending and attacking skills. For the last 30 minutes of each session the girls would split into teams for a match against each other, where they could put all they had learnt so far into the game, which was done excellently, well done girls!
Each player was unique in their own way, they all done fantastic as individuals and also as a team, considering the girls had not played together before. It was a pleasure to coach these girls and we look forward to seeing you all taking part in our new Netball course which will be starting in September!"
9 August 2012
On Saturday 4th August a 2 hour Zumbathon was held at the LC Swansea to raise money for leading Welsh mental health charity, Gofal. A brilliant turnout on the day with over 40 people taking part all helping to raise awareness of mental ill health in Wales and a fantastic amount of just over £500 was raised for the charity.
Gofal supports thousands of people throughout Wales providing a range of services to support individuals’ independence, enhance their mental health & wellbeing and promote recovery. The money raised during this event will be directly used to enhance the support they provide to those experiencing mental ill health.
Gofal would like to thank everyone who took part in the Zumbathon and for the fantastic effort they put in to raise money to improve the lives of people throughout Wales. For information on the support services Gofal provide please visit their website www.gofal.org.uk or you can find them on Twitter and Facebook.
9 August 2012
The first week of The LC’s Summer Sports School kicked off with Athletics and was a fantastic week for all involved!
Tom Hazelden, LC Athletics Coach said:
"Over the five days all of the children developed their skills in line with Swansea Harrier’s ‘Run, Jump and Throw’ athletics scheme. It was great to see the children’s confidence and skills improve in events such as sprints, hurdles, long jump, javelin and discus in such a short space of time. The week finished with an Olympic themed competition where the children were able to demonstrate their new skills and talents. Well done to all the children who took part, we hope you had as much fun as we did, and we hope to see you all as soon at the LC Swansea Harriers club which take place every Wednesday at 5pm!"