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Join us this summer for an amazing range of events and activities for children of all ages at our Aneurin Leisure venues – whether you’d like to discover adventure, get sporty, take to the stage, delve into a good book or enjoy a fun themed afternoon tea, we’ve got something for everyone at Aneurin Leisure!

Throughout the Summer holidays each of our Sports Centres at Abertillery, Ebbw Vale and Tredegar will be hosting weekly Playsheme sessions offering a fun mix of activities such as netball, football, basketball, racquet sports, inflatable fun, swimming and much more for children aged 8 – 12 years. Playscheme sessions cost £7 per child (including lunch) or if you’re planning to visit regularly, why not take out our new Playscheme Membership which costs £59 for 6 weeks – that’s less than £10 per week!

For the under 8’s we will also be launching new weekly Mini Playscheme sessions at all three Sports Centres, which feature a range of activities like soft play, inflatable fun, arts and crafts and mini gym. Sessions are £4.95 per child or two sessions for £8, and are split into morning sessions for under 5’s and afternoon sessions 5 - 7 year olds.

If your little ones would like to work on their football or rugby skills during the holidays, we have a range of weekly Rugby and Football Camps running throughout the summer; on Mondays at Abertillery, Tuesdays at Tredegar and Cardiff City FC Foundation Soccer School at Ebbw Vale Sports Centre on 23rd – 24th July, 8th – 9th August and 20th – 22nd August.

For more information on any of these activities please visit www.bglife.co.uk or call Abertillery on 01495 357779, Ebbw Vale on 01495 357777 and Tredegar on 01495 353395.

Discover adventure at Parc Bryn Bach this Summer with our exciting range of Adventure Activities from 23rd July to 31st August. Choose from a thrilling range of activities including canoeing, bush craft, climbing, archery, caving and gorge walking for a Summer break your children will remember for years to come. The activity days are suitable for ages 8 - 12 years and cost just £15 per person. For more information call 01495 355920 or visit www.parcbrynbach.co.uk

Bring your little Princesses and Superheroes along to Bedwellty House & Park this summer for our fabulous themed Afternoon Teas with a difference! In addition to a delicious array of sweet and savoury treats we’ll also have a range of fun filled activities for them to enjoy. Our themed teas are £10 per child – fancy dress is welcome! For more information call 01495 353397 or visit www.bedwelltyhouseandpark.co.uk

Join the Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge at your local library by borrowing and reading 6 books over the holidays. Throughout the challenge, Dennis, Gnasher and friends will help you solve clues and collect stickers, having lots of fun and adventures along the way! Ask at your local library for more information or visit our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BlaenauGwentLibraries/

Take to the stage with our Musical Theatre Summer School at The Met, Abertillery from 23rd July to 3rd August. Participants will get the opportunity to take part in a well-known stage production where they’ll learn new songs, meet new friends and develop their acting skills over the course of two weeks in a happy and relaxed arts environment. The Summer School costs £80 per person and is suitable for ages 10+. For more information call 01495 355945.

Click on the following link to view or download our full summer brochure: - Aneurin Leisure Summer Programme 2018
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Congratulations to Scott Morris, from our Inspire Sports Development team, for successfully completing his fundraising challenge of 7 Olympic distance triathlons over 7 days to raise money for Neuroblastoma UK.

The challenge took place across our three Sports Centres at Abertillery, Ebbw Vale and Tredegar, with the final finish line at Ebbw Fawr Learning Community Primary Phase.

Each intensive Triathlon consisted of a 1500 metre swim, 24 mile bike ride and a 10 kilometre run – which means that over 7 days Scott swam 10,500 metres, cycled 168 miles and ran 70 kilometres!

Scott undertook the challenge in memory of a little girl called Eva, and this is her mother’s story…

"My beautiful little girl Eva (known fondly as Eva Diva) was diagnosed in February 2016 (age 6) with a rare aggressive children’s cancer, called Neuroblastoma which was located in her abdomen.

Neuroblastoma is the second most common solid tumour in children, with around 100 children in the UK diagnosed each year.

Her battle with this aggressive form of cancer lasted 15 months. Eva's strength was incredible and she never complained. After numerous rounds of chemotherapy, major surgery and radiotherapy, Eva's cancer could not be cleared from her bone marrow and she developed secondary tumours throughout her little body. She was sadly taken from us in May 2017 when she lost her battle, but her strength, courage and humour will never be forgotten."

If you’d like to make a donation please visit Scott’s Just Giving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/scott-morris7
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Could your community sport project benefit from up to £1,500 in funding?

Each year Sport Wales work in partnership with the 22 Local Authorities in Wales to provide funding to help community sport projects increase their participation levels and improve their standards through the Community Chest grant scheme.

Who can apply for a Community Chest grant? Any group that holds an account (be it a Bank, Building Society or Credit Union account), in their organisation's name. This could include sports clubs or associations, youth clubs or community groups.

If you’re based in Blaenau Gwent and would like to apply for a Community Chest Grant, but need some help with the application process, come along to our FREE Funding Workshop on Tuesday 19th June from 6.30pm – 8pm at Ebbw Vale Sports Centre.

Our Inspire Sports Development staff will also be on hand throughout the workshop to offer advice on how you can develop your club or organization.

To book a free workshop space please contact Chris Garrett on 01495 353394 or 07773 312662 or email him at chris.garrett@aneurinleisure.org.uk

For more information on the Community Chest funding scheme visit http://sport.wales/funding--support/our-grants/community-chest.aspx
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Lee Parsons Blog Pictures

The Ebbw Vale Learning Action Centre Wednesday night Photography Class has recently enjoyed some excellent outdoor practical sessions to Dunraven Bay and Pontneddfechan waterfalls.

The class which has been running at the centre for ten years under the stewardship of Phillip Slaughter continues to thrive and the examination results stay amongst the highest in the country, but it’s much more than about the grades.

The class caters for the beginner to the experienced enthusiast, there is no competition, everyone works with everyone else to make the class the success it is and the reason why so many learners return year on year.

Mindfulness and wellbeing are two keywords that many are familiar with today and I speak from my personal experience of how this class helped me through a difficult period of my life when I was living on haemodialysis, the Wednesday night class gave me a focus and walking into the lesson you knew you were amongst friends and could catch up on the week gone by.

It has been a couple of years since I completed my last qualification with Phillip, but we have continued to keep in touch and he has always been on hand to offer advice when needed.

Since becoming a Trustee of Aneurin Leisure following my election to Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, I have been eager to join the class on an outdoor session, the unprecedented inclement weather put it on hold, but eventually when it happened, it was well worth the wait, visiting such picturesque locations as Dunraven Bay and the waterfalls at Pontneddfechan has certainly whetted my appetite and I look forward to enrolling to the class for 2018/19 in September.

For more information on courses and clubs available at our Learning Action Centres please call 01495 355300

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Star Wars Montage

This Whitsun half term we’re inviting people of all ages to join us in a galaxy far, far way for our unique Star Wars Themed Afternoon Tea Experiences at Bedwellty House & Park in Tredegar.

This fantastic two hour dining experience is available throughout half term week and takes place in our specially decorated dining room, where visitors can enjoy a delicious afternoon tea featuring a selection of inventive Star Wars themed cakes, sweets and savoury treats.

We've got everything from Wookiee Cookies and Carbonite Crunch to little BB8’s and Skywalker Scones, so whatever your age, whether you're a Jedi or a Sith, we have something for everyone!

Throughout their visit guests will also have the opportunity to entertain themselves with a variety of themed craft activities, including a Storm Trooper treasure trail around Bedwellty House.

Here’s what some of our visitors have said about their experience so far:

“We had an amazing time at the Star Wars themed afternoon tea. Superb decorations, really impressive! Service was brilliant, so friendly! We look forward to returning for many more.”

“I love this theme everything on the display was delicious and very good quality. The attention to detail is FANTASTIC.”

“Absolutely beautiful tea, again!”

The cost for the afternoon tea experience is £18 per person for adults and children aged 5+, children under 5 years can pay £5 to participate in the activities and share an afternoon tea with a full paying adult.

For more information or to make a booking call us on 01495 353397

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