All members of the emergency services and frontline NHS colleagues are being invited to get active for free this Christmas.

The goodwill gesture by Everyone Active is in recognition of the hard work the emergency services carry out, particularly over the Christmas period, when they are working long and unsociable hours away from family and friends.

Until New Years Eve, all those who hold a valid emergency services ID card will be granted free-of-charge access to the gyms and swimming pools at Everyone Active’s centres that remain open during this time.

These include Watford Central Leisure Centre, Watford Woodside Leisure Centre, Sir James Altham Pool, South Oxhey Leisure Centre and William Penn Leisure Centre.

David Bibby, managing director at Everyone Active, said: "We respect the hard work emergency services and NHS colleagues carry out all year round to protect the health and wellbeing of local communities. At Christmas, many colleagues will work especially long hours and additional shifts to keep us all safe and well.

"This initiative is our way of showing our appreciation for the invaluable work they do."

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