Charity of the Year 2019

Spectrum welcomes Jigsaw (South East) as its Charity of the Year for 2019

Guildford Spectrum, operated by Freedom Leisure on behalf of Guildford Borough Council, has named Jigsaw (South East) as its Charity of the Year.

Jigsaw (South East) bereavement charity is delighted to begin its partnership with Guildford Spectrum, after becoming its Charity of the Year for 2019.

Jigsaw (South East) supports bereaved children, young people and their families and those affected by having a family member living with a terminal diagnosis.

The charity received 40% of the public vote. It will now receive Active Card points that can be exchanged for a wide variety of leisure activities at the Freedom Leisure operated centre.

Jigsaw (South East’s) Business Development Manager, Carolyn Steer, is delighted to be working closely with the Spectrum. She said: “It’s a great honour for us to have been voted Guildford Spectrum’s Charity of the Year. This partnership will give valuable breaks to many of the families we support, at a time when grief can be overwhelming and finances are stretched.

“The opportunity to access a leisure activity can have great benefits both mentally and physically. We wholeheartedly thank Spectrum’s customers for their kindness,” she added.

Nyssa Jackson, Freedom Leisure General Manager, said: “When seeking our Charity of the Year, it’s important that there is a strong community involvement. The people of Guildford really got behind their favourite. We received around 2700 votes in total. Jigsaw Southeast is a very worthy cause and we look forward to welcoming children and families supported by them. Bereavement is devastating and it is our genuine hope that time out having fun will give them and their families some respite for a short period of time.”

Jigsaw (South East) will be given Active Card points that can be exchanged for a wide variety of leisure facilities. The activity tickets are generated through the generosity of Spectrum's customers who donate their Active Card loyalty points to the cause.  These points are converted into activity tickets for the charity to use as they wish.

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For further information about facilities for all the family, and the Active Card scheme at Guildford Spectrum, please click here.