Award for activities centre

19 Nov 2020 12:10
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AN outdoor education centre charity based at Rivington has scooped a top regional award.

The Anderton Centre, which is part of the University of Bolton Group, won ‘Best Outdoor Learning and Activities Facility - North West' at the SME News 2020 Northern Enterprise Awards

SME News is a quarterly digital publication aimed at those who run or help to run small and medium-sized businesses in the UK.

Its annual awards celebrate the success stories from the sector and "single out the true market leaders" over the past year.

The Anderton Centre reopened its doors in the summer to offer exciting activities for young people who faced restrictions during the Covid-19 lockdown.
The centre, based at Lower Rivington Reservoir, introduced stringent safety measures to make the site Covid-secure.

It offers a wide range of water and land-based activities to revitalise youngsters and encourage the rebuilding of bonds with friends.

Head of the centre and executive manager David Germain said: "During what has been an incredibly challenging year, we are excited and humbled to receive this award.
"The team has worked so hard to provide a valuable service to young people and the community.

"Being outside and taking part in outdoor learning helps to combat the negative effects of lockdown and the restrictions we are currently living with due to the Covid-19 pandemic."


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