Boshier-Hinton Foundation Funding Award

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Burscough based West Lancashire charity Sporting Challenge had been awarded £3000 from the Boshier-Hinton Foundation to go towards the cost of their various sporting and social activities.

Sporting Challenge is made up of parents and carers who have been providing sporting activities for around 40 people with learning difficulties in West Lancashire for over six years by organising evening and weekend activities which are a great way for their service users to have fun, make friends and lead an active lifestyle whist providing valuable respite for their parents/carers.

It can be difficult for people with learning difficulties to access sport and exercise activities with barriers including parents or carers being unable to physically take them and stay with them at classes, or they can also experience physical difficulties with participating in mainstream sport and exercise classes.

This is where Sporting Challenge can really help as 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 again.

The Boshier-Hinton Foundation exists to improve quality of life for people with disabilities or learning difficulties, and their families, in any part of the country, by making donations to charitable institutions providing facilities and advocacy for children and adults with special educational or other needs: or by making donations to other registered Charities: or by making donations to local community charities or other agencies in any part of the country whose objects are no wider than the charity’s own, or to any charity for particular purposes which fall within the Foundation’s objects.

Sporting Challenge Secretary and Trustee Edward McCarthy “I am delighted with the support we have received from the Boshier-Hinton Foundation. This will help fund our activities over the next year. On behalf of Sporting Challenge I would like to thank the Boshier-Hinton Foundation, their support will make a huge difference.”

Visit the  http://www.sporting-challenge.org.uk/ and http://www.boshierhintonfoundation.org.uk for more information.

 

 

July Activities

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Date Event Venue cost
4th July Dance Skelmersdale £7
6th July Boccia Burscough £7
11th July Bowling Southport £10
13th July Quiz Upholland £7
18th July Music Skelmersdale £7
20th July Bowling Southport £10
25th July Snooker Ormskirk £7
27th July Wii Upholland £7
28th July Aerobics Burscough £7
3rd Aug Boccia Burscough £7

 

 

Skipton Building Society Funding

Burscough based charity Sporting Challenge had been awarded £880 from the Skipton Building Society to go towards the cost of their various sporting and social activities. The funding is for:

  • Bowling sessions.
  • Coach hire for a trip to the Lake District.
  • Funding for art/ craft/ nature materials
  • Wii equipment batteries and a new game.

Sporting Challenge is made up of parents and carers who have been providing sporting activities for around 40 people with learning difficulties in West Lancashire for over six years by organising evening and weekend activities which are a great way for their service users to have fun, make friends and lead an active lifestyle whist providing valuable respite for their parents/carers.

It can be difficult for people with learning difficulties to access sport and exercise activities with barriers including parents or carers being unable to physically take them and stay with them at classes, or they can also experience physical difficulties with participating in mainstream sport and exercise classes.

This is where Sporting Challenge can really help as 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 again.

Sporting Challenge Secretary and Trustee Edward McCarthy “I am delighted with the support we received from the Skipton Building Society which will enable us to organise a trip to the Lake District as well as other sessions. The people we support will enjoy the trip and on behalf of Sporting Challenge I would like to thank the Skipton Building Society.”

Visit the  Sporting Challenge Website and Skipton Charitable Foundation Website

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New Kurling Equipment for Sporting Challenge

 

A local charity is celebrating after using two recent funding awards to buy some much needed specialist sports equipment.

Sporting Challenge have used spending from the Percy Bilton Charity and Furness Building Society to purchase some new kurling equipment.

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.

Edward McCarthy Charity Trustee and Secretary said “We have bought the kurling equipment with the funding we have received. I would like to thank the Furness Building Society and Percy Bilton Charity. Our members will enjoy using them in the years ahead.”

For more information on the Furness Building Society award please visit: http://www.furnessbs.co.uk/community/the-furness-150-community-giveaway/

For more information on the Percy Bilton Awrd visit – http://www.percy-bilton-charity.org/

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

 

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Lancashire County Council Funding Award 2016

Sporting Challenge have been awarded funding from some of the West Lancashire division of Lancashire County Councillors from the Lancashire County Council Local Member Grant Scheme.

Sporting Challenge, we are a group of Parent/Carers who from 2008 have been providing sporting activities for around 30 people with learning disabilities in West Lancashire to keep them fit and healthy.These evening and weekend activities include Ten Pin Bowling, Aerobics, Swimming and Boccia/Kurling at local Sports Centres. Many people with a learning disability don’t take part in any exercise activity because the family/carers who support them are not motivated or are unable to take them on such activities and they can’t go on their own. We provide Sessional Workers who will collect them from where they live, support the people whilst they are at the sports centres and then return them home after the activities.

Edward McCarthy Charity Trustee and Secretary said: “This is great news and will fund some of our evening activities in the future. Details of the individual awards are below. Many thanks to Lancashire County Council and it’s respective councillors. We are looking into trying new activities in the future.”

  • Cllr John Fillis – Skelmersdale East £250 for one of our varied sessions.
  • Cllr David O’Toole – West Lancashire South £250 for one of our varied sessions.
  • Cllr Julie Gibson – Skelmersdale West £250 for one of our varied sessions.
  • Cllr Cynthia Dereli – West Lancs West £250 for one of our varied sessions.
  • Cllr Malcolm Barron – West Lancs North £250 for one of our varied sessions.
  • Cllr David Westley – West Lancs East £100 for one of our sessions.
  • Cllr Nikki Hennessy – Ormskirk £200 for one of our varied sessions.
  • Cllr Stephen Holgate – Chorley West – LCC Disability Champion £600 towards bowling, swimming and fitness sessions.

Visit – http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/benefits-and-grants/grants-and-funding/voluntary-community-and-faith-sectors-grants-and-funding/local-member-grants.aspx

Visit – Lancashire County Council Disability Champion – http://council.lancashire.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=4419

Visit – www.sporting-challenge.org.uk

 

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