April Activities

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Date Event Venue cost
8th April Bowling Southport £10
9th  April Craft Skelmersdale £7
13th  April Dance and Drama Skelmersdale £7
15th  April Boccia Burscough £7
20th  April Swimming Skelmersdale £7
22nd  April Bowling Southport £10
27th  April Snooker Ormskirk £7
29th  April Boccia Burscough £7
30th  April Aerobics Burscough £7

YBS Funding

People with learning disabilities have been taking part in sporting activities thanks to a little help from the Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation.

Sporting Challenge, a charity dedicated to providing sporting activities for people with learning disabilities, received £1225 from the Charitable Foundation in September 2014.

The donation was used to fund six months of activities, including ten pin bowling, boccia/kurling, and meals for 35 people in West Lancashire.

Participation in sporting activities is known to improve peoples’ mental and physical well-being, increase confidence and encourage independence.

Edward McCarthy, Sporting Challenge Trustee and Secretary, said: “We’re so grateful to the Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation for their generous donation.”

“Unfortunately some people with a learning disability aren’t able to take part in an exercise activity as they’re unable to get places on their own, or need support. With the help of generous donations like this one, we’re able to help people take part in activities and get the benefits that come with it. Once again the Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation have supported our worthy cause.”

Sporting Challenge Chairman John Haggart also said  “I am delighted with the support we received from this scheme.”

Pictured from March 2015 individuals enjoying the Meal part funded by Yorkshire Building Society.