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The Harpers Fitness Downham Contract includes Downham Health & Leisure Centre. Harpers Fitness 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 Harpers 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.

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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
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Downham Health & Leisure Centre awards free membership

Two Lewisham residents have won one month’s free membership and one term’s free swimming lessons at Downham Health & Leisure Centre.

  • Entrants had to answer a question correctly to be in with a chance of winning the prize. ‘How long has Downham Health & Leisure Centre been opened?’ was correctly answered five years by Laena Ashman
  • Her prize was the one month’s free membership
  • Alison Collins answered the question ‘What is the youngest age swimmers can start lessons?’ correctly with the answer ‘4 months’ and won  a free term of swimming lessons


Danielle De Cruz, Community Liaison Manager at Downham Health & Leisure Centre, said:
We’re really looking forward to welcoming Laena and Alison to the centre, and we hope they enjoy everything Downham Health & Leisure Centre has to offer, which, includes a gym and swimming pool, alongside opportunities to take part in activities such as badminton and aerobics.

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Downham Health & Leisure Centre spices up rewards for local volunteers

Downham Health & Leisure Centre has joined forces with Spice, an exciting social enterprise that helps organisations to develop time credits as a way of rewarding local volunteers. The centre has announced that credits can be redeemed for places on a range of exciting classes or time using its high-class facilities. One ‘Time Credit’ can […]

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Get your skates on and head to Downham Health & Leisure Centre

Downham Health & Leisure Centre is inviting local young people to attend roller-skating sessions every Friday starting 28th March after receiving vital funding from The Downham Assembly, which aims to encourage more activities and youth provision in the local community.  The centre won the Youth Activities bid and will be running two roller-skating sessions every […]

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