Funding award from County Councillor Steven Holgate the Champion for Disabled People

Sporting Challenge have received a grant offer of £500 to be spent on support towards dance sessions.

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 Charity Trustee Edward McCarthy said:  “I am delighted with this funding award.  It is a wonderful opportunity for Sporting Challenge. It is important that we continue with our activities especially in the winter months. Thank you very much on behalf of everyone. ”

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