Sporting Challenge have been awarded funding from Comic Relief.
A huge thank-you this makes a huge difference.
Sporting Challenge is a family led charity started in 2008 operating in West Lancashire supporting people with learning disabilities, where all members of the Board of Trustees are parents themselves.
The charity aims to provide sporting activities to encourage people with learning disabilities to keep fit and healthy. There activities include: Aerobics, Bowling (in Southport), Boccia, Kurling, Zumba/Dance, Swimming and other Fitness Activities.
They provide support in West Lancashire area adults over 18 with a learning disability 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 their sports/social activities.
We hope that you are all continuing to keep well and still coping with the constraints that we have all had to live with since earlier this year …
As a charity, we are absolutely committed to keeping all of our members and support staff safe. This has meant we have produced detailed risk assessments for our activities which will provide a guide as to when we can recommence them.
Although there have been significant government relaxation of restrictions, here in the North West of England some of these restrictions are about to be reintroduced due to localised Covid-19 challenges.
The lifting of restrictions has allowed Sporting Challenge to reintroduce some outdoor activities for August and September, however looking ahead to October the view of the trustees is that to recommence our indoor activities is not yet possible primarily due to the challenges of venues not yet meeting our risk assessment criteria and Social Distancing being maintained by both our members, but as importantly others.
We will continue to review the situation and where and when it is possible will advise you of any changes that will allow us to run further activities.
In line with the Government’s current advice to reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19), we are no longer accepting cash payment when attending Sporting Challenge activities. We will send out at the end of each month an invoice which will include details of the Sporting Challenge Bank Sort Code and Account Number that the payment is to be made to. If you need any assistance with this please do not hesitate to contact us for help.
If unwell / display COVID-19 symptoms as identified by the NHS