Leisure centre food donations support community care programme

BH Live, the social enterprise that operates Portsmouth’s leisure centres and sporting venues in partnership with Portsmouth City Council, has donated surplus food and snacks to HIVE Portsmouth which will be used to support individuals and families across the city.

The donated items, which consists of oat milk, fruit juice, potato products, pulses, crisps, chocolate and snacks has been gathered from Portsmouth Pyramids.

It will be used to supplement food parcels and to bolster the provision of hot meals for some of the city’s most vulnerable residents during the Covid-19 pandemic.

David Christie, BH Live’s Head of Hospitality said:

“We are pleased to continue supporting our local community and we give thanks to our volunteers who have put themselves forward to collect the items and deliver them to the HIVE Portsmouth hub for use across the city.”

The items will be distributed by Hive Portsmouth partners, Pompey in the Community.

On behalf of Hive Portsmouth, Louise Wilders adds:

“We are extremely grateful to BH Live for their donation and support given to the people of Portsmouth at this time. Their generosity and that of others across the city is inspiring.”

Cllr Steve Pitt, Portsmouth City Council Cabinet Member for Culture and City Development & Deputy Leader said:

“The response from businesses and organisations in Portsmouth during this difficult time has been fantastic – we are a true community. Thank you to everyone for their support and generosity.”


Notes to Editors:

For more information about BH Live please contact:

Elizabeth Symmons, PR & Corporate Communications Executive
E: press.office@bhlive.org.uk
T: (01202) 055562

About BH Live

BH Live is a leading operator of leisure and event venues; a social enterprise that designs and builds engaging experiences to inspire people and enrich lives.

For more visit bhlive.org.uk.

Get social with us: LinkedIn, Twitter @BHLIVE_UK and Facebook @SocialEnterpriseBHLive

BH Live operates the following venues in partnership with Portsmouth City Council:

  • Mountbatten Leisure Centre – Portsmouth’s flagship leisure and event venue with a 50m swimming pool, 150 station gym, eight-court sports hall, squash, spin and dance studios, a cycle velodrome, athletics track, function suites with bars, a café and soft play facility. It is also home to a Clip ‘N Climb leisure attraction which opened in 2018.

For more visit bhliveactive.org.uk.

Get social with us: Twitter and Facebook @mountbattenlc

  • Pyramids Centre – one of Portsmouth’s entertainment and leisure venues. Overlooking Southsea beach and the Solent it has fun pools, flumes, a wave machine and a three-level soft play facility. There is a gym, weekly group exercise classes and a spa.

It also hosts regular live music events, conferences, exhibitions.

For more visit bhliveactive.org.uk and bhlivetickets.co.uk

Get social with us: Twitter @PyramidsCentre @PyramidsLive @bhlivetickets

Facebook @Pyramids.Centre @PyramidsLive @bhlivetickets

  • Portsmouth Gymnastics Centre – gymnastics hall with physiotherapy and meeting room.

For more visit bhliveactive.org.uk.

Get social with us: Facebook @PortsmouthGymnasticsCentre

  • Portsmouth Tennis Centre – Situated in the north of Portsmouth consisting of four indoor courts and six floodlit outdoor courts. A comprehensive coaching programme caters for all ages and abilities. Sessions are available for tots, juniors, adults and also includes variations of the sport such as cardio tennis and touch tennis.

For more visit bhliveactive.org.uk.

Get social with us: Twitter @PortsTennis and Facebook @PortsmouthTC

  • Eastney Swimming Pool – 20m swimming pool and a spectator area.

For more visit bhliveactive.org.uk.

Get social with us: Facebook @EastneyPool

  • Wimbledon Park Sports Centre – 20 station gym, five badminton courts, basketball court and sports hall.

For more visit bhliveactive.org.uk.

Get social with us: Facebook @WimbledonParkSportsCentre

  • Charter Community Sports Centre – 20m swimming pool, 20 station gym, sports hall and an outdoor multi-use games area.

For more visit bhliveactive.org.uk.

Get social with us: Facebook @CharterCommunitySC

About BH Live Hospitality

BH Live’s catering division, provides event and retail services at leisure and cultural venues across Dorset, Hampshire and London.

Terrace cafés, bars and vending services operate at venues including Bournemouth Pavilion, Bournemouth International Centre, Littledown, Pelhams, BH Live Active, Queen’s Park and Corfe Mullen, Mountbatten Leisure Centre, Portsmouth Pyramids and Fairfield Halls (Croydon).

In partnership with GLL, Terrace cafés and hospitality services for events are also delivered by BH Live at London Aquatics Centre (LAC), Copper Box Arena in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre.

For more visit bhlive.org.uk/hospitality.

About Hive Portsmouth

HIVE Portsmouth is a strategic partnership in Portsmouth consisting of a representative group of the voluntary and community sector, NHS Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group and Portsmouth City Council.

We work with local people, groups and organisations in a way that recognises and nurtures the strengths of individuals, families and communities and helps to build independence and self-reliance as an alternative to a reliance on traditional services.

We connect people and organisations to share, support and learn in order to meet the needs of individuals and are committed to working together with the objective of building a happier, healthier and more connected city.