June 2017 Flyer

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Providing Sporting Activities for People with additional needs in West Lancashire

Registered Charity No.1140207

Sporting Challenge Activities.

Social Activities for People with Additional Needs. Activities June 2017.

Welcome to the latest flyer. This month we are trying a few new activities which I hope you will enjoy. Each month I am hoping to try to some different activities were possible. Snooker and fitness are popular so we will keep doing these. Please let me have feedback on our sessions, suggestions and ideas are always most welcome. Coming up in August is our Llandudno Coach trip and our holiday in September. Later in the year we will having a Talent Show. More details to come. The next flyer is out on 20th June.

Best wishes,

Edward McCarthy Sporting Challenge Activities Co-ordinator.

For further information – please contact EdwardatEMSS@gmail.com or Tel 07971 299606.

Photo from our April Latin American Dancing night.


  • Price per activity is half if you come with your own support staff.
  • If you are dropped off by a parent/volunteer you still pay full price.
  • We still need to know if you are coming even if with your own staff, you can’t just turn up, for a number of reasons.
  • You can only come to one bowling or boccia, unless you come with your own support.
  • If you prefer you can pay for all your activities monthly by cheque, please ask for details.
  • If you would like a receipt for the payments for the activities this is available if you email Edward.
  •  If you have a blue badge please bring it. When staff/volunteer/parents drop people off please make sure it is outside the person’s house and make sure you see them go in.


Providing Sporting Activities for People with additional needs in West Lancashire

Date Event Venue Cost Start time
5th June Bowling Premier Bowl, Southport. £10 7:30pm
7th June Boccia and New Age Kurling Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £7 7.30pm
12th June Pool/Snooker 22 Club, Moorgate, Ormskirk. £7 7:30pm
14th June Wii Night Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £7 7.30pm
15th June Fitness night Fitness night at Burscough Fitness and Racquets Centre. £7 7:30pm
21st June Boccia and New Age Kurling Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £7 7.30pm
21st June Sailing Taster Session at Southport Marine Lake West Lancs Yacht Club, Marine Drive, Southport PR8 1SQ. £7 7:30pm
22nd June Music Greenhill Hub, Skelmersdale. £7 7:30pm
26th June Walk Canal walk in Burscough. £7 7:30pm
28th June Bowling Premier Bowl, Southport. £10 7:30pm
29th June Aerobics The Old People’s Club, Lord St, Burscough. £7 8pm

Other Activities:

The next Big Night Out is Friday 23rd June 2017 at 7:30pm-10:30pm at The Wardens, 244 Blaguegate Lane, Skelmersdale Lancs WN8 8TX. Cost £5.
The next Maghull Disco is on Friday 30th June at 7:30pm, Maghull Royal British Legion, Liverpool Rd South, Maghull, Liverpool, L31 7DJ. Cost £1. These are nothing to do with Sporting Challenge.
Divine Days.
Divine Days have various sessions, visit their website for details www.divinedays.co.uk or email Katie@divinedays.co.uk
Timesavers currently have a placement available on Thursday afternoons, get in touch for further details. You must have some basic computer knowledge and are interested in learning office skills.
September Holiday.
This is now full.
Splashworld Southport.
Splashworld have quieter sessions costing £6.50 with a free carer place . They are on Fridays details on page—http://www.splashworldsouthport.com/inclusive-sessions/ If you are interested in going in the future let me know.
Llandudno Day Out in August.
We are having a coach trip on Saturday 19th August to Llandudno. More details nearer the time.
Active Travel – Bikes.

Sporting Challenge are a member of Sefton’s Active Travel Scheme. This means you can use the bikes available from Splashworld (10am-5pm), these include regular bikes and also adapted bikes. Get in touch if you want to use them. I will organise an event with them too in the summer.
Activity Cancellations

We understand that sometimes it is necessary to cancel activities that you have booked. We would appreciate it however, if you could give at least 2 days’ notice of cancellation so that we have time to offer your place to someone else. If you don’t give 2 days’ notice, we may have to charge you the cost of the activity.

  • Why not join the Sporting Challenge Facebook Group?
    Activities information.
  • Aerobics. Get fit under the expert eye of a qualified trainer. Old Peoples Club, Burscough.
  • Boccia and New Age Kurling. Burscough Wharf Arts Centre. Session run by Domino Partnerships.
  • Bowling. Tenpin bowling at Southport bowling alley. Southport-Ocean Plaza, Premier Bowl.
  • Sailing. We will trying a range of boats/sailing in Southport. Please bring a drink and wear suitable clothing. West Lancs Yacht Club
  • Dance. The next McDonald Dance Academy session is now in July.
  • Fitness night at Burscough Fitness and Racquets Centre which is near Burscough Tesco. Please bring a drink with you. Run with West Lancs Leisure Trust.
  • Music session in Skelmersdale. Sessions for all under the instruction of qualified tutors provided by Divine Days Creative Arts. Please bring a drink with you.
  • Pool/Snooker Night at the 22 Club next to Hesford’s. You can bring your own cue if you want.
  • Walk. We will be doing a short walk in Burscough along the canal. We will be stopping for a drink too. We will still walk even if the weather is bad.
  • Wii games against your friends! Burscough Wharf Arts Centre. Session by Domino Partnerships.
    (2017-Flyer produced by EMSS for Sporting Challenge Activities).

Funding Award from the Community Foundation for Lancashire

Sporting Challenge are celebrating a £1000 grant from Community Foundation for Lancashire. This grant of £1,000.00 is to support our Lake District Short break for young adults with learning disabilities.

The registered charity was set up in 2008 by a group of parent carers to provide sporting activities for around 40 people with learning disabilities to keep them fit and healthy.

The Activities take place across West Lancashire during the evening and sometimes at weekends.

Edward McCarthy Sporting Challenge Activities Co-ordinator said: “The funding award is fantastic news and helps fund our planned short break later in the year. We are going to go to the Calvert Trust Centre near Keswick for an activities based weekend. Our group will really enjoy such a break, and at the same time their families will be also to be able to have a short break too from their carer duties. Our next step is choosing which activities to do when there.”

For more information on Sporting Challenge Activities visit www.sporting-challenge.org.uk or call 07971 299606 or email Edward@divinedays.co.uk

Photograph of group members on a previous activities short break.