Rock and River visit


Sporting Challenge are a group of Parent/Carers who from 2008 have been providing sporting activities for around 40 people with learning disabilities in West Lancashire to keep them fit and healthy. They provide Sessional Workers who collect them from where they live, support the people whilst they are at the sports centres and then return them home after the activities.

With funding secured from the Skipton Building Society they arranged a day at Rock and River Outdoor Pursuits in Mawdesley on the 31st August 2013 and people were able to take part in climbing, archery and canoeing. The weather was great and the group had a fun and a challenging day !

Edward McCarthy ,Trustee and Secretary of Sporting Challenge, said “The group had a very exciting day at Rock and River with the help of the Skipton Building Society. The activities were great fun but were also  good for confidence building and everyone pushed themselves to the limit. Many thanks to Rock and River for a fantastic day.”

For more information please visit the links below-



Sponsored Walk


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We are constantly looking at ways to raise money so that we can continue to offer you activities. We are planning a sponsored walk on the afternoon of the 22nd of September at Mere Sands. We would really appreciate any support you can give and have attached  a sponsor form. We really want to encourage parents and carers to get involved and participate in the sponsored event.

The walk is at Mere Sands please contact us on 01704 893835 or 07971 299606 for more information.

Mere Sands Nature Reserve, Holmeswood Rd, Rufford, Ormskirk , Lancs L40 1TG

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Activities September

Dates of activities in September please ask for more information.


Date Event Venue
4th Sept Boccia Burscough
9th Sept Craft Skelmersdale
11th Sept Cook and Dine Burscough
14th Sept Golf Beacon Park
17th Sept Swimming Park Pool
18th Sept Dance and Drama Burscough
22nd Sept Sponsored Walk Mere Sands
23rd Sept Bowling Southport
25th Sept Wii Upholland
26th Sept Fitness Burscough