Getting moving for Monty

Southbury Leisure Centre hosts tribute workout for over 50s in honour of Monty Meth

Residents take part in the workout for the over 50s at Southbury Leisure Centre
Residents take part in the workout for the over 50s at Southbury Leisure Centre

A tribute day for the late Enfield Over 50s Forum president and health campaigner Monty Meth was held at Southbury Leisure Centre.

Attended by 120 people, including Monty’s widow Betty, the event featured a day of activities including an outdoor health walk, walking football, Zumba, badminton, table tennis, swimming, pilates and yoga.

Speeches were held in remembrance of Monty and his tireless work campaigning for pensioners and older people, in particular his work growing the Enfield Over 50s Forum to become one of the largest organisations of its kind. 

Monty, who lived in Oakwood and died in March this year at the age of 95, believed in sharing helpful advice and information and putting on events that would make life easier for older generations.

At the event Monty’s widow Betty was presented with a plaque to recognise his work by Dominic Hall, sport and community development officer for Fusion Lifestyle, which manages leisure centres in Enfield on behalf of Enfield Council.  The plaque will now be displayed permanently at Southgate Leisure Centre.

Nigel Court, regional business manager for Fusion Lifestyle, said: “Monty was a true local champion and we really wanted to honour his memory and his achievements with a day that celebrated the work he did so tirelessly to help older members of the community keep active and well.

“It seems fitting that the plaque will go on to be displayed in one of the leisure centres he encouraged the community to use.”

To find out more about over-50s days in Enfield hosted by Fusion Lifestyle:
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