October 2019 Flyer

New Flyer-

SCA Flyer Oct 19

Date Event Venue
2nd Oct Boccia and New Age   Kurling The Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf.
7th Oct Dance Karaoke Night. Bring CD’s/Music. The Legion, Lord St Burscough.
9th Oct Nintendo Night and VR Night

 

The Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf.
14th Oct Bowling in Southport At Tenpin Southport. If the Bowling night on the 14th Oct is oversubscribed (on a first come basis) you will be offered first choice on the second. night.
17th Oct Fitness Night

 

Burscough Fitness and       Racquets Centre, Burscough Wharf.
21st Oct Pool 22 Club in Ormskirk.
23rd Oct Bowling in Southport

 

Tenpin Southport.
31st Oct Aerobics Aerobics at Burscough Fitness and Racquets Centre.

 

Hothersall Lodge Holiday 6th-8th Sept 2019

Members of the Sporting Challenge group based in West Lancashire attended a weekend activity holiday at Hothersall Lodge between the 6th -8th September 2019.

Activities Organiser Edward McCarthy reports: “The weekend was a huge success. I was very proud of our group members (and staff !)  who gave it their all during the weekend and all successfully tried very challenging and at times daunting activities. On our way home despite tiredness everyone was asking where and when is the next one !”

Photos below:

Sporting Challenge is a family led charity started in 2008 operating in West Lancashire near Southport 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.

They support around 61 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.

Grants received from the Rank Pebbles Foundation, The Co-op and The Lee And Bakirgian Family Trust have helped part fund the weekend.

The group tried: Archery, Local Walk, Gorge, Paddle sports, Climbing & Zip line.

Hothersall Lodge Outdoor Education Centre is situated in the picturesque Ribble Valley, surrounded by woodland, water and fields, our seven acre grounds and canoe lake offer a great base to come and visit. Located towards the end of Hothersall Lane, Hothersall Lodge is within easy access of Ribchester and Longridge. The centre is run by Lancashire County Council.

They welcome guests of all ages and capacities, offering the following provision:

  • Residential accommodation (self-catered and catered options available)
  • Day Visits
  • Camping
  • Activity provision
  • Self-programming facilities
  • Conference facilities
  • Private functions
  • Outdoor learning support

They deliver a wide range of activities, facilitated by highly qualified instructors.

For more information visit: https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/outdooreducation/our-centres/hothersall-lodge/and www.sporting-challenge.org.uk .

 

 

Aerobics 5 9 2019

Dear all,

Amanda who has run our aerobics sessions for a long time has been in touch with me. She is taking a few months off running any aerobics sessions.

So I have secured us a new aerobics session at the Burscough Fitness and Racquets Centre in Burscough. It will be downstairs in the room we have done circuit training in. It will start at 8pm and be on the usual last Thursday of each month.

It will be with a lady called Andrea.

We will be there for September, October and November. We don’t usually have one in December so should be back with Amanda in January. Amanda has let the Old People’s Club know about the break.

Best wishes Edward.

 

Information 4 9 2019

Dear all,

Some information for you. A number of weeks ago one of our group members was diagnosed as having scabies, they were promptly treated and were declared as being clear of it.

It’s been brought to our attention that another member of Sporting Challenge has been diagnosed with scabies and has seen a GP today.

The NHS website says that scabies is not usually a serious condition, but it does need to be treated.

Attached is a link to the NHS website-

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/scabies/

We have spoken to NHS 111 and they agreed that we should advise everyone of the occurrence.

If you have questions please ask your local pharmacy and or doctor.

 

Best wishes,

 

Edward J McCarthy.

Sporting Challenge Activities Organiser.

 

Alasdair Watson.

Chairman of Sporting Challenge.

 

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Hothersall Lodge 6th-8th Sept 2019

Members of the Sporting Challenge group based in West Lancashire are attending a weekend activity holiday at Hothersall Lodge between the 6th -8th September 2019.

Sporting Challenge is a family led charity started in 2008 operating in West Lancashire near Southport 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.

They support around 61 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.

Grants received from the Rank Pebbles Foundation , The Co-op and The Lee And Bakirgian Family Trust have helped part fund the weekend.

They will be trying: Archery, Gorge, Raft Build, Paddle sports, Climbing & Zip line.

Hothersall Lodge Outdoor Education Centre is situated in the picturesque Ribble Valley, surrounded by woodland, water and fields, our seven acre grounds and canoe lake offer a great base to come and visit. Located towards the end of Hothersall Lane, Hothersall Lodge is within easy access of Ribchester and Longridge. The centre is run by Lancashire County Council.

They welcome guests of all ages and capacities, offering the following provision:

  • Residential accommodation (self-catered and catered options available)
  • Day Visits
  • Camping
  • Activity provision
  • Self-programming facilities
  • Conference facilities
  • Private functions
  • Outdoor learning support

They deliver a wide range of activities, facilitated by highly qualified instructors.

For more information visit: https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/outdooreducation/our-centres/hothersall-lodge/and www.sporting-challenge.org.uk .

 

 

 

September 2019 Flyer

 

The new flyer for September is below:

SCA Flyer Sept 19

Date Event Venue Cost if with the group Cost if you come with own support Start time
2nd Sept Pool 22 Club, Moorgate, Ormskirk. £10 £5 7:30pm-9pm
The Sporting Challenge Holiday takes place between 6th to the 8th September.
9th Sept Dance Dance with McDonald Dance. Caribbean Salsa night. £10 £5 7:30pm-9pm.
11th Sept Boccia and New Age   Kurling The Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £10 £5 7:30pm-9pm.
16th Sept Bowling in Southport. At Tenpin Southport.

If the Bowling night on the 16th September is oversubscribed (on a first come basis) you will be offered first choice on the second September night on the 25th September.

£11 £7 7:30pm.
18th Sept Nintendo Night and VR Night.

 

The Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £10 £5 7:30pm-9pm.
25th Sept Bowling

 

Tenpin, Southport. £11 £7 7:30pm.
26th Sept Aerobics Aerobics with Amanda. At the Burscough Old People’s Club. £7 £4 7:30-8:30pm.