Sporting Challenge Basketball Taster

West Lancs Basketball Club were pleased to welcome adults from registered charity Sporting Challenge to a sociable basketball session recently. Great fun had by all and a few new skills picked up!

Sporting Challenge are a family led charity supporting people with learning disabilities, where all members of the Board of Trustees are parents and carers themselves.

The charity aims to provide sporting activities to encourage people with learning disabilities to keep fit and healthy. Their activities include: Aerobics, Bowling, Boccia, Kurling, Zumba/Dance, Swimming and other Fitness Activities.

They support around 52 people in the West Lancashire area to access a variety of activities by providing transport to and from their homes and the appropriate sessional workers to support them whilst carrying out the activities.

Edward McCarthy Sporting Challenge Activities Organiser said: “On behalf of Sporting Challenge I wish to thank the West Lancs Basketball Club  for this opportunity. Our group really enjoyed it.”

“Our numbers are growing. Our group can help people make new friends, grow in confidence and keep fit and healthy. If you are a parent who is interested please get in touch !”

For more information  on Sporting Challenge call 07971 299606 or email EdwardatEMSS@gmail.com

For more information on West Lancs Basketball Club email westlancsbasketball@gmail.com their website is http://westlancsbasketball.co.uk/

Events

Sporting Challenge Coffee Morning on 16th May Wednesday at 10:30-12pm at Four Lane Ends Mission Skelmersdale Rd Bickerstaffe, Ormskirk Lancs L39 0EZ.

Sporting Challenge 10th Anniversary Celebration on 21st July at 7:30pm at The Legion on Lord St Burscough, Ormskirk Lancs L40 4BZ.

 

Sporting Challenge AGM 2018

Edward McCarthy Activities Organiser Speech AGM held at Holy Trinity Church Bickerstaffe on 19th April 2018.

“We have had a very successful year with total grants awarded of £30,600.
Our current staff team include- Anja, Phil, Iris, Emma, Ruth, Chris and Claire.
During the year we did these activities:
• Aerobics
• Boccia/ Kurling
• Bowling
• Christmas party
• Carol Singing
• Coach Trips
• Craft
• Computer course
• Dance
• Fitness
• Holiday
• Music
• Quiz
• Sailing
• Snooker/Pool
• Swimming
• Talent Show
• Trampoline
• Walk
• Wii/VR
The Talent Show was a huge success.
We had two coach trips too, Llandudno and Blackpool. I hope to arrange a Lake District coach trip for August we have funding for the coach.
We now do bowling in two locations Wigan and Southport.
Dance is now provided by McDonald Dance. Our Music and Disco nights we run ourselves.
I would like to thank all our partner organisations who run sessions for the group.
The first short break was very popular. During the year ahead we to try basketball, pool, sailing and do another holiday this time at Castle Head.
We are going to have a Coffee morning in May and out 10th Year Anniversary Party in the summer more details to come. Our new disco is very popular.
We currently have 53 members which is a big jump from 35 when I first began in September 2016.
I hope we can continue to grow and develop and this will mean trying new sessions and ways of working.
I wish to thank all the committee for the support and all the staff for their hard work.”

Sporting Challenge May Flyer

Date Event Venue Cost if with the group Cost if you come with own support Start time
2nd May Bowling in Southport Bowling in Southport, Premier Bowl. £10 £5 7:30-10pm
9th May Boccia and New Age   Kurling The Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £10 £5 7.30pm-9pm.
14th May Dance with McDonald Dance Burscough British Legion, Lord St, Burscough. Session by McDonald Dance.

 

£10 £5 7:30pm-9pm.
16th May Coffee

Morning

Sporting Challenge Coffee morning, Includes a raffle and a chance to meet each other and chat. £5 per person entry. £1 a strip for raffle. 10:30am-12pm
16th May Sailing at Southport Marine Lake West Lancs Yacht Club,         Marine Drive, Southport PR8 1SQ. £10 £5 7pm-9pm.
21st May Bowling in Wigan Bowling at Wigan AMF. £10 £6 7:30pm
23rd May Nintendo Switch Night and Virtual       Reality Night The Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £10 £5 7.30pm-9pm.
31st May Aerobics Burscough. £7 £4 8pm-9pm

New Flyer click below-

SCA Flyer May 2018

Shepherd Street Trust

 

Sporting Challenge in West Lancashire, have been awarded £400 from the Shepherd St Trust to fund activities for people with disabilities. This funding is for swimming and bowling costs for sessions for members aged under 20.

Edward McCarthy Sporting Challenge Activities Organiser said: “On behalf of Sporting Challenge I wish to thank the Trust for their most generous finding award. Our numbers are growing and the majority of new members are aged 16-22. This is a key area we need to support. This number is set to grow over the years to come. We are working with Lancashire County Council to provide support/ sessions for adults transition aged (16-22) , this can be a difficult time for the adults and their families. There is a lot of change and they can easily move from school/ college and not keep their friendships. Our group can help people make new friends, grow in confidence and keep fit and healthy. If you are a parent who is interested please get in touch !”

For more information  on Sporting Challenge call 07971 299606 or email EdwardatEMSS@gmail.com

For more information on the Trust visit- http://www.shepherdstreettrust.co.uk/

Sporting Challenge April 2018 Flyer

Dear all,

The latest Sporting Challenge Flyer is out.

It includes details of April activities, disco and holiday.

Many thanks.

Click the links:

SCA Flyer April 2018

SCA Disco Poster to go Flyer March 20th

SCA Holiday Poster to go Flyer March 20th

Date Event Venue Cost if with the group Cost if you come with own support Start time
4th April Music Four Lane Ends Mission, Bickerstaffe, Skelmersdale Rd near Starbucks. £10 £5 7:309pm
9th April Basketball At St Bedes School Ormskirk. £10 £5 7pm-8pm.
11th April Boccia and New Age Kurling The Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £10 £5 7.30pm9pm.
16th April Dance with McDonald Dance Burscough British Legion, Lord St, Burscough. Session by McDonald Dance. Saucy Salsa. £10 £5 7:30pm9pm.
18th April Bickerstaffe Disco Our new Disco. Staff support not provided, use your own support staff. Four Lane Ends Mission. £5 £5 7:30pm10:30pm.
23rd April Bowling in Wigan Bowling at Wigan AMF. Only one bowling this month because we are trying basket-ball. £10 £6 7:30pm
25th April Nintendo Switch Night and Virtual Reality Night The Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £10 £5 7.30pm9pm.
26th April Aerobics The Old Peoples Club, Lord St, Burscough. £7 £4 8pm-9pm

 

 

£3000 William Openshaw Street Trust

Sporting Challenge in West Lancashire, have been awarded £3000 from the William Openshaw St Trust to fund activities for people with disabilities.

The William Openshaw Street Trust, makes grants to registered charities working in Jersey and Lancashire (as defined before the 1974 boundaries changes). The Trust supports a wide range of activities in the following categories:

  • Education
  • General welfare (particularly the elderly, the blind and the disabled)
  • Family and social welfare

Edward McCarthy Sporting Challenge Activities Organiser said: “On behalf of Sporting Challenge I wish to thank the Trust for their most generous finding award. Our numbers are growing and the majority of new members are aged 16-22. This is a key area we need to support. This number is set to grow over the years to come. We are working with Lancashire County Council to provide support/ sessions for adults transition aged (16-22) this can be a difficult time for the adults and their families. There is a lot of change and they can easily move from school/ college and not keep their friendships. Our group can help people make new friends, grow in confidence and keep fit and healthy. If you are a parent who is interested please get in touch !”

For more information  on Sporting Challenge call 07971 299606 or email EdwardatEMSS@gmail.com

For more information on the Trust visit- https://www.vcatrafford.org/news/william-openshaw-street-trust