Wii Night in September

Sporting Challenge has organised a new location for their Wii night. They now enjoy their Wii night at Burscough Wharf’s Arts Centre hosted by Domino Partnerships.

Sporting Challenge organise evening activities for adults with additional needs. Activities take place monthly across West Lancashire.

Edward McCarthy Sporting Challenge Activities Coordinator said: “We had a great night at our new location. The group enjoyed playing on the Wii on the big screen, catching up with friends and having fun. We bought some new Wii games earlier in the year. These were funded by the Skipton Building Society and Furness Building Society. A big thank-you to both societies.”

For more information on Sporting Challenge Activities visit www.sporting-challenge.org.uk or call 07971 299606.

October 2016 Activities

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Social Activities for People with Additional Needs.

Activities October 2016.                        

Welcome to the October flyer.

The next flyer be out by 23rd October. 2016. Please let me have feedback on our sessions, suggestions and ideas are most welcome. Have a safe and fun Halloween.

Best wishes, Edward McCarthy Sporting Challenge Activities Coordinator.

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For further information – please contact Edward@divinedays.co.uk

or Tel 07971 299606.

 

 

Date Event Venue Cost Start time
5th Boccia and New Age Kurling Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf £7 7.30pm
10th Dance Greenhill, Skelmersdale £7 7.30pm
12th Bowling Premier Bowl, Southport £10 7.30pm
17th Wii Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf £7 7.30pm
19th Boccia and New Age Kurling Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf £7 7.30pm
24th Music Greenhill, Skelmersdale £7 7.30pm
26th Bowling Premier Bowl, Southport £10 7.30pm
27th Aerobics Old Peoples Club, Burscough £7 8.00pm

Price per activity is half if you come with your own support. You can only come to one bowling or boccia, unless you come with your own support.

 

Other Activities:

Discos.

Next Big Night Out Disco is 28th October. Next Maghull Disco 28th October.

Divine Dance run by Divine Days Creative Arts

Divine Days Thursday Dance Session 1030am-12pm, first session is free then just £5.25 thereafter which includes refreshments. The dance session is at The Greenhill Community Hub, Beech Close, Skelmersdale.

Thursday social club run by Divine Days Creative Arts

Divine Days Thursday Social Club1.30pm-3.30pm, first session is free then just £2 thereafter which includes refreshments. The Thursday club is at The Greenhill Community Hub- activities include Disco, Crafts, Spa and Arts.

 

Activity Cancellations

We understand that sometimes it is necessary to cancel activities that you have booked. We would appreciate it however, if you could give at least 2 days’ notice of cancellation so that we have time to offer your place to someone else. If you don’t give 2 days’ notice, we may have to charge you the cost of the activity.

 

Why not join the Sporting Challenge Facebook Group? https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/197216310299358/  

 

Activities information.

  • Bowling. Tenpin bowling at Southport bowling alley. Southport-Ocean Plaza, Premier Bowl.
  • Aerobics. Get fit under the expert eye of a qualified trainer. Old Peoples Club, Burscough.
  • Boccia and New Age Kurling. Burscough Wharf Arts Centre.
  • Wii games against your friends! Burscough Wharf Arts Centre.
  • Dance and Music. Sessions for all under the instruction of qualified tutors provided by Divine Days Creative Arts.

Word Version of flyer click here – october-2016-sca-flyer

September Activities

Sporting Challenge Activities.

Social Activities for People with Additional Needs.

Activities September 2016.

Welcome to the New Flyer. Mandy has left Linkability to start a new job, we wish her all the best for the future. Since 2008 Sporting Challenge have funded many of the usual activities you go on. There has been a lot of change so to mark our relaunch the Wii night in September will be free.

This Flyer too will be different, if you have any good photos from the events please send them in, if you have any news to share send that as well. The next flyer be out on 22nd September 2016.

Best wishes, Edward McCarthy (New) Sporting Challenge Activities Coordinator.

For further information – please contact Edward@divinedays.co.uk

or Tel 07971 299606.

 

Please fill in the form with the flyer either email it to me or give to any staff who will give it to me. This is so all your details are up to date.

 

Date Event Venue Cost Start time
12th Dance Greenhill,Skelmersdale £7 7.30pm
14th Bowling Premier Bowl, Southport £10 7.30pm
21st Wii Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf Free 7.30pm
26th Music Greenhill, Skelmersdale £7 7.30pm
28th Boccia and New Age Kurling Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf £7 7.30pm
29th Aerobics Old People Club, Burscough £7 8.00pm

Price per activity is half if you come with your own support.

Other Activities:

Discos.

Next Big Night Out Disco is 16th September. Next Maghull Disco 23rd September.

Divine Dance run by Divine Days Creative Arts

Divine Days Thursday Dance Session 1030am-12pm, first session is free then just £5.25 thereafter which includes refreshments. The dance session is at The Greenhill Community Hub, Beech Close, Skelmersdale.

Thursday social club run by Divine Days Creative Arts

Divine Days Thursday Social Club1.30pm-3.30pm, first session is free then just £2 thereafter which includes refreshments. The Thursday club is at The Greenhill Community Hub- activities include Disco, Crafts, Spa and Arts.

Linkability Event.

Attached is a poster about a Linkability event. If enough people from West Lancs want to go a coach will be provided from Certacs House, Skelmersdale. Any questions contact the Linkability office in Skelmersdale.

Activity Cancellations

We understand that sometimes it is necessary to cancel activities that you have booked. We would appreciate it however, if you could give at least 2 days’ notice of cancellation so that we have time to offer your place to someone else. If you don’t give 2 days’ notice, we may have to charge you the cost of the activity.

Why not join the Sporting Challenge Facebook Group? https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/197216310299358

  • Bowling. Tenpin bowling at Southport bowling alley. Southport-Ocean Plaza, Premier Bowl. Please note you can book one bowling session.
  • Aerobics. Get fit under the expert eye of a qualified trainer. Old People’s Club, Burscough.
  • Boccia and New Age Kurling. Burscough Wharf Arts Centre.
  • Wii games against your friends! Burscough Wharf Arts Centre. New location.
  • Dance and Music. Sessions for all under the instruction of qualified tutors provided by Divine Days creative Arts.   

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Information form to fill in.

September 2016 SCA Flyer.docx to read.

Poster to go with Sept 2016 Flyer

Funding award from County Councillor Steven Holgate the Champion for Disabled People

Sporting Challenge have received a grant offer of £500 to be spent on support towards dance sessions.

Sporting Challenge is made up of parents and carers who have been providing sporting activities for around 30 people with learning difficulties in West Lancashire since 2008.

They organise evening and weekend activities including ten pin bowling, aerobics, swimming, archery, Wii nights, boccia, kurling, and dance sessions. The classes are a great way for their service users to have fun, make friends and lead an active lifestyle. And they also provide some respite care for their families and carers.

It can be difficult for people with learning difficulties to access sport and exercise activities. Barriers include parents or carers being unable to physically take them and stay with them at classes, and they can also experience physical difficulties with participating in mainstream sport and exercise classes.

This is where Sporting Challenge can really help. It provides special workers who can collect participants from where they live and provide much needed support while they are having fun, before dropping them off back home.

Secretary and Charity Trustee Edward McCarthy said:  “I am delighted with this funding award.  It is a wonderful opportunity for Sporting Challenge. It is important that we continue with our activities especially in the winter months. Thank you very much on behalf of everyone. ”

For more information visit-http://www.sporting-challenge.org.uk/contact/

For details on the funding available from the County Council Disability Champion visit – http://www3.lancashire.gov.uk/corporate/web/?siteid=6472&pageid=38603

 

 

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Activities August

Please get in touch for more details.

Date Event Venue cost
8th Aug Dance Skelmersdale £7
10th Aug Bowling Southport £10
15th Aug Wii Upholland £7
17th Aug Quiz Upholland £7
22nd Aug Music Skelmersdale £7
24th Aug Bowling Southport £10
25th Aug Aerobics Burscough £7
31st Aug Boccia Burscough £7

 

 

Community Link Funding Award

Burscough based West Lancashire charity Sporting Challenge had been awarded £900 from the Community Link Foundation to go towards the cost of the support for country walks this year.

Sporting Challenge is made up of parents and carers who have been providing sporting activities for around 40 people with learning difficulties in West Lancashire for over six years by organising evening and weekend activities which are a great way for their service users to have fun, make friends and lead an active lifestyle whist providing valuable respite for their parents/carers.

It can be difficult for people with learning difficulties to access sport and exercise activities with barriers including parents or carers being unable to physically take them and stay with them at classes, or they can also experience physical difficulties with participating in mainstream sport and exercise classes.

Sporting Challenge can really help as it provides specialist support workers who can collect participants from where they live and provide much needed support while they are having fun, before dropping them off back home again.

Sporting Challenge Secretary and Trustee Edward McCarthy “I am delighted with the support we have received from the Community Link Foundation. This will help fund our walks over the next year. On behalf of Sporting Challenge I would like to thank them for their support it will make a huge difference.”

Visit the  http://www.sporting-challenge.org.uk/ and http://www.clfoundation.co.uk/for more information.

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One West Lancs Forum & Showcase “Getting West Lancs Active”

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The One West Lancs Forum & Showcase entitled “Getting West Lancs Active” took place on Wednesday 6th July at Edge Hill University.

Our stall was a collaboration of linked organisations- Timesavers, Sporting Challenge and Divine Days Community Arts CIC.

During the day we were welcomed by West Lancs Borough Mayor Cllr Liz Savage. We heard from various speakers including Greg Mitten West Lancs CVS Chair, Pamela Holstein from WLBC and Anne Strachan about Crowdfunding UK.

We watched a moving presentation called Crossing The Line a collaboration from the Artz Centre an West Lancs Community Safety Partnership.

There were presentation slots where organisations talked about what they to, including Divine Days Community Arts CIC.

Later in the day the delegates could choose from 3 active options-walking, singing or painting.

“Paint and Enjoy” was run by Suzanne Blundell from Divine Days.

There was a prize draw for £250 which a participating organisation could win, Timesavers were the successful charity.

John Haggart, Chairman of Sporting Challenge, said: ” I found the event very inspiring and we were able to network with our colleagues from other organisations who support the One West Lancs partnership.”

For more information on One West Lancs visit – www.onewestlancs.org or telephone 01695 733737.

For more information on Timesavers visit – www.timesavers.org.uk

For more information on Sporting Challenge visit- www.sporting-challenge.org.uk

For more information on Divine Days visit www.divinedays.co.uk

West Lancs Borough Council Funding Award

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Burscough based West Lancashire charity Sporting Challenge had been awarded £500 from West Lancs Borough Council to go towards the cost of their various sporting and social activities.

Sporting Challenge is made up of parents and carers who have been providing sporting activities for around 40 people with learning difficulties in West Lancashire for over six years by organising evening and weekend activities which are a great way for their service users to have fun, make friends and lead an active lifestyle whist providing valuable respite for their parents/carers.

It can be difficult for people with learning difficulties to access sport and exercise activities with barriers including parents or carers being unable to physically take them and stay with them at classes, or they can also experience physical difficulties with participating in mainstream sport and exercise classes.

This is where Sporting Challenge can really help as it provides special workers who can collect participants from where they live and provide much needed support while they are having fun, before dropping them off back home again.

Sporting Challenge Secretary and Trustee Edward McCarthy “I am delighted with the support we have received from West Lancs Borough Council. This will help fund our activities over the next year. On behalf of Sporting Challenge I would like to thank the Council, their support will make a huge difference.”

Visit the  http://www.sporting-challenge.org.uk/ and www.westlancs.gov.uk/more/your-community/grants-to-voluntary-groups.aspx  for more information.