Sports & Leisure Centre

On 28 May 2020 Sandwich Technology School became the new owners of Sandwich Sports and Leisure Centre and the school has launched a fundraising campaign to support essential repairs. The Sports Hall floor has deteriorated to a point where it is no longer safe to use and we are keen to reinstate the facilities – not just for our students, but for the community.

The school is now working hard with Freedom Leisure to engage their services, so that, in partnership with them, we can ensure:

  1. the Sandwich Sports and Leisure Centre re-opens to the public as soon as possible;
  2. the building continues to provide a service for the local community;
  3. we bring the building back up to a condition that is fit for purpose for both the school and the public.

There are going to be some substantial costs involved – currently the building has about £250,000 worth of issues that need to be addressed.  The school is willing to invest a significant amount of money to provide the students with good resources for their PE curriculum and Freedom Leisure is similarly determined to make the Sandwich Sports and Leisure Centre a going concern.  However, the school has limited resources and Freedom Leisure is a not-for-profit company that, like many other businesses, has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic.

We are, therefore, asking for your help.  If every member of our school community were able to spare £10, that would bring in over £15,000 towards the cause.  If residents of Sandwich and other parts of the local community helped too, who knows how much we could raise?  Every penny would help to ensure that this valuable community asset is preserved for the good of everyone.  If you are willing and able to help, please visit our Just Giving page and encourage others to do the same:

Visit justgiving.com

You could also help by taking out membership at the Sandwich Sports and Leisure Centre and, of course, getting fit at the same time.  Or, if you have any sporting teams or clubs that are looking for a venue to exercise in, please consider using the Centre at very reasonable rates.  Information on how to do this can be found here:

Visit freedom-leisure.co.uk

As a further string to our fundraising bow, we have recently launched a Dover District Lotto page. Every ticket sold will benefit our own fundraising as well as other local causes—and for every £1 ticket you have a chance to win £25,000. (Definitely a win-win situation!) It’s essential that your tickets are bought via the STS page in order for us to benefit—the following link will take you to it:

Visit doverlotto.com

The school and our community will be enormously grateful for any help that you can give.  We are determined to ensure that Sandwich Sports and Leisure Centre stays at the heart of both the school and the local community and, with your help, I am confident that we can do it.

With best wishes

Tracey Savage
Headteacher