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About Downham

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.

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.

Contact Details

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


Downham Health & Leisure Centre hosts fifth birthday party for local community

Downham Health & Leisure Centre celebrated its fifth birthday with a great programme of family events and sporting fun, which raised £177 for Wheelpower.

  • The leisure centre, library and medical practice hosted an action packed couple of days, full of community, sporting and fun events aimed at all ages
  • An Aqua Zumba pool party and a family water polo session as well as a kid’s multi activity party proved to be hugely popular
  • There was also a storytelling session for local schools, a handicrafts session and a free trip to the movies at the library
  • This was all topped off with the London All Starz Cheerleaders offering a special birthday performance
  • As well as a Zumba party and birthday cake being served to invited members of the community who were also shown round the centre


Sir Steve Bullock, Mayor of Lewisham, said:
Downham Health & Leisure Centre with its integrated health, library, council and leisure services shows how much can be achieved working together in local communities. I am delighted to wish it a very happy birthday and feel sure it has many successful years ahead.

Danny Ruta, Director of Public Health, commented:
Working with council services and the leisure provider at Downham has given us great opportunities to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community. We are looking forward to building on the success of the past five years.

Danielle De Cruz, Community Liaison Manager at Downham Health & Leisure Centre said:
We have really fantastic leisure facilities at the centre and were so excited to share our celebrations with the community. It was a fantastic event that we hope will bring everyone together.

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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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