June Activities

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Date Event Venue cost
8th June Dance Skelmersdale £7
10th  June Bowling Southport £10
15th  June Music and Drama Skelmersdale £7
17th  June Boccia Burscough £7
18th  June Craft Skelmersdale £7
22nd  June Walk Burscough £7
24th  June Wii night Upholland £7
25th  June Aerobics Burscough £7
29th June Swimming Skelmersdale £7
1st of July Bowling Southport £10

Sporting Challenge Lottery Funding Award



Sporting Challenge have received a grant offer of £9180 to be spent on bowling, boccia/kurling, aerobics, fitness training, country walks, and 12 taster sessions (swimming, Wii games, dance etc). They are due to Commence on 1st August.

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 Trustee Edward McCarthy said:  “I am delighted with this funding award from the Big Lottery Fund.  It is a wonderful opportunity for Sporting Challenge. Thank you very much on behalf of everyone.”

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