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1Life Downham Contract includes Downham Health & Leisure Centre. 1Life caters for every gym-goer with a variety of membership packages and payment options to suit all lifestyles and budgets. Operating across 70 centres in the UK 1Life has invested over £2.6 million into its facilities to deliver the latest gym equipment, fitness classes, personal assessments and training, for more than 50,000 members.

About The Digital Newsroom

The Downham Digital Newsroom is a simple and useful resource for you to keep track of all the latest news stories. High resolution images and complete press releases are available to download from here, and you can connect with our various social media profiles easily. Suggestions for improvements are welcome.

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Laura Coyne
Manifest Communications
t. +44 (0)1132 429 174


Step into swimming at Downham Health & Leisure Centre

From Wednesday 12 October, Downham Health & Leisure Centre is offering swimming lessons for adults in Lewisham.  Those aged between 40 and 75 are being encouraged to take the plunge and learn to swim for only £2 per lesson.

  • The lessons aim to help older people learn to swim and increase their confidence in the water while making friends and staying fit and healthy
  • The swimming lesson course begins on Wednesday 12th October and runs from 12 noon–12:30pm or 12.30–1pm and costs only £20 for 10 sessions


Danielle De Cruz, Community Liaison Manager at Downham Health & Leisure Centre, commented:

Members of the community aged between 40 and 75 can sometimes feel intimidated about not being able to swim, so we have launched these sessions as a way to encourage them into the water, improve their water confidence, but also offer a fun and sociable activity.

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Downham Health & Leisure Centre marks National Adoption Week

Family Fantasia, in association with Downham Health & Leisure Centre, is inviting adoptive and foster families to come together and form a family choir to mark the start of National Adoption Week on Monday 3rd November The aim of the project is to create a family choir in just six weeks to give a short […]

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Local leisure centre announces the appointment of two new managers

Downham Health & Leisure Centre has announced the appointment of two new duty managers: Manny Essex and Gemma Braddon, who both bring a wealth of experience to their new role Manny Essex, from Orpington, joins the team having previously worked for Parkwood Community Leisure, where he was acting Duty Manager for four and a half […]

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Downham Health & Leisure Centre plays host to charity Splash-athon!

Downham Health & Leisure Centre is set to host a charity Splash-athon on Friday 25 July, from 10.30am in a bid to raise money for Tommy’s; a charity which funds research into stillbirth, premature birth and miscarriage. From 10.30am until 11am the team at Downham Health & Leisure Centre will run a free swim class […]

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