Helping make things achievable.
Achieve Lifestyle is a charitable leisure trust operating leisure facilities in Egham and Addlestone, Surrey.
Our focus is to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community by providing inclusive, great quality services and work with local partners to reach out to the widest members of our communities.
Your Local Leisure Trust:
AIMS: To manage high quality inclusive facilities to improve the health and well-being in our local community.
CHARITY: We reinvest any surpluses back into developing our facilities and services for the greater benefit of local people, this also includes being a responsible and fair employer.
GOVERNANCE: Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Chief Executive, Hazel Aitken leads the team and is supported by two directors, Martin Evans (Finance & IT), and Will Midmore (Operations).
Board of Trustees: Peter Robinson, John Dalton, Ken Phillips, Keith Heal, Jez Taylor.
To help Achieve our Purpose we have 4 Key Aims;
Key Aim 1 – To Be Financially Sound
Key Aim 2 – To Improve The Well-Being Of Our Community
Key Aim 3 – To Provide The Best Possible Customer Service
Key Aim 4 – To Be A Safe & Good Employer
Community Leisure UK:
Achieve Lifestyle are a member of Community Leisure UK (CLUK) – a member’s association representing charities and social enterprises. As a not-for-profit registered charity, we reinvest income back into the local community.
We help make your community better because as a charitable organisation we are set up to do good. Every penny goes back into local facilities and to create new programmes communities want and need.
This cross-subsidy approach distinguishes the Charitable Trust model from other public leisure services because profit generating activities subsidise non-profit generating activities such as health, library and outreach programmes.
There are 100 PLUS Charitable Trusts in England, Wales, and Scotland and with a combined turnover of £2 billion* a year – that’s a lot of money going back into the local economy. This model also enables income from users who can afford to pay to be ring-fenced to subsidise access to activities.
We don’t have shareholders and we are a NOT private businesses. We work in partnership with the local council, we listen to communities, we are transparent. Each Charitable Trust delivers slightly different programmes which reflect the need within the community.
All of the 100 plus Trusts across England, Wales and Scotland share a passion to improve social, mental and physical wellbeing the difference we make together is remarkable. Improving people’s health & wellbeing means reducing the cost of treatment and care later in life. It can help reduce crime and improve educational outcomes, as well as increasing personal happiness. That carries a social value of £1.5 BILLION.
And it’s not just councils we partner with. Partnership working is part of the DNA of Charitable Trusts. We work with health partners, social care partners and other third sector organisations and charities. To ensure communities have a voice in what we do, our board is made up of members from the local community.
Find our more about Charitable Trusts by visiting: https://communityleisureuk.org/the-trust-model/