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Islington plaque to be unveiled to Sir Michael Sobell

PUBLISHED: 17:39 31 August 2010 | UPDATED: 11:10 14 October 2010

THE man whose generosity helped to build Islington s Sobell Leisure Centre is being honoured with a lasting tribute.

THE man whose generosity helped to build Islington's Sobell Leisure Centre is being honoured with a lasting tribute.

Businessman and philanthropist Sir Michael Sobell donated £1.1million towards the costs of the centre in Hornsey Road, Holloway, which was built in 1973.

Around half a million visitors use the centre's ice rink, sports hall, squash courts, gym and exercise classes each year.

Now Islington Council, which is currently investing £1.7 million into repairs and upgrades of the much-loved sports facility, is paying tribute to Sir Michael's legacy.

A plaque commemorating the original gift will be unveiled at the leisure centre at 2.30pm on Tuesday (7).


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