There was much excitement at the recent official opening of our client Puddle Duck’s brand new baby and child swimming centre in a converted pub in Gee Cross, Manchester. The Hortons who own and run the Greater Manchester Puddle Ducks franchise were delighted to be joined by non-other than paralympic gold medallist, Dame Sarah Storey who cut the ribbon and officially declared the pool open.
This was a great new concept and has brought back to life a derelict pub and put it firmly at the centre of the local community. Proud family, clients, customers, local businesses and media, were all invited to the event, giving them the opportunity to look around the fantastic new facility. Gary and Suzanne Horton have painstakingly renovated The Apethorn pub on Knott Lane, creating an impressive new swimming centre and ‘family hub’ for the local community to enjoy.
Everyone was in high spirits and there was a fantastic turn out including an appearance from Puddle Ducks’ larger than life mascot, Puddle the duck.
The new facility includes the addition of an 8m x 6m hydro pool, a multi-function activity space and a coffee shop. It will also be offering a wide range of health and wellbeing activities such as baby massage and baby sensory as well as pre and post pregnancy classes.
Calvin invited all the local media who were really interested in this brand new concept and the story has received a lot of PR coverage both before and after the launch in local, regional and franchise media.