The charity that delivers culture, leisure and sport across Renfrewshire has announced that it is changing its name to OneRen. The change will be gradually rolled out across the organisation’s services and facilities over the coming weeks, and is seen as the completion of “unfinished business” after the addition of responsibility for cultural services in 2015.
Chair of the Board of OneRen, Councillor Lisa-Marie Hughes, said that the change marked “an exciting new phase for our charity.”
She continued: “This is a new identity that draws us together as one team, and emphasises our core purpose of working together to help everyone locally live lives which are healthy, happy and fulfilled.
“It comes at a time when we have had to pull together like never before as we look to the future and provide innovative new ways to help rebuild our community’s mental and physical wellbeing from the pandemic.
“We are proud of the difference we can make: building healthy, happy and fulfilled lives for everyone living in or visiting Renfrewshire. At OneRen, find community and wellbeing, enjoy world-class events and experiences and explore unique spaces.
“We are OneRen.”
OneRen Chief Executive, Victoria Hollows, said: “This is a natural and long overdue consequence of the addition of cultural and sport responsibilities to our original leisure remit.
“The OneRen name allows us to draw together every part of our charity, with our mission to improve our community’s health and wellbeing by working in partnership to design and deliver a range of life-enhancing and accessible cultural, leisure and sporting opportunities that meet local needs and improve life chances across the population.
“The last eighteen months have shown that we are OneRen - our community and staff drawing together like never before. With major future cultural investment, this is a change for the better, at just the right time.”
OneRen has been working with staff and stakeholders in developing the new name and branding and the outcome has been well received across the organisation and amongst partners. The implementation will be immediate, with a gradual change to the charity’s signage and other marketing materials over the course of the next few weeks.
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