Lancashire County Council Grants for Sporting Challenge 2017

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 Sporting Challenge Activities Co-ordinator 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. Over the last year a number of new adults have started attending and we have also tried some new activities such as sailing.”

  • Cllr David O’Toole – West Lancashire South £200 for one of our varied sessions.
  • Cllr Julie Gibson – Skelmersdale West £250 for one of our varied sessions.
  • Cllr Malcolm Barron – West Lancs North £250 for one of our varied sessions.
  • Cllr Nikki Hennessy – Ormskirk £250 for one of our varied sessions.
  • Cllr Terry Aldridge – Skelmersdale Central £250 for our sessions.
  • Cllr Joan Burrows – Champion for the Elderly £500 for our 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

and http://www3.lancashire.gov.uk/corporate/web/?siteid=6472&pageid=38603

Visit – www.sporting-challenge.org.uk

 

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Southport Lord Street Roadworks in September

Sefton Council has sent out letters to residents and businesses on Lord Street, Southport to let them know about an upcoming carriageway resurfacing project.

Through a series of technical surveys and engineering analysis undertaken across the borough, Lord Street has been identified as a priority for resurfacing works.

Lord Street will undergo an important series of resurfacing works, to improve the carriageway, commencing on Monday, September 18 and taking approximately six weeks to complete.

In a bid to minimise disruption, the works will be managed in four stages:

Stage 1: Duke Street to Eastbank Street
Stage 2: Eastbank Street to Nevill Street
Stage 3: Nevill Street to Manchester Road
Stage 4: Eastbank Street junction and Nevill Street Junction

Each phase will be carried out between 8am-5pm with the exception of Phase 4, which will be carried out after 7pm.

Pedestrian access to shops and amenities will be permitted at all times, while access for deliveries is restricted between 7.30am to 9am and 5pm to 7pm daily.

There will be ongoing liaisons with properties affected as the works progress.

Diversions will be in place via Duke Street, Victoria Way, Esplanade, Promenade and Seabank Road.

Llandudno Coach Trip for Sporting Challenge Activities

The Sporting Challenge Activities group has had a coach trip to Llandudno on Saturday 19th August.

The group went on a Don Fraser coach from Burscough then Skelmersdale.

The group had a great day. On arrival they had time for a walk with some sightseeing. Then lunch in local restaurant Tribells. Then more time for more sightseeing , some of the group went along the front and some went up the Great Orme.

The group headed home late afternoon.

The coach was funded by the Skipton Building Society Charitable Trust and the rest of the day was funded by the Community Link Foundation based in Southport and a donation from the former Villages in Partnership charity.

For more information visit –

http://www.skiptoncharitablefoundation.co.uk

http://www.clfoundation.co.uk

Sporting Challenge Activities have organised activities for adults with additional needs in West Lancashire since 2008.

Sporting Challenge, are a group of Parent/Carers who from 2008 have been providing sporting / leisure activities for around 45 people with learning disabilities in West Lancashire to keep them fit and healthy. These evening and weekend activities include Ten Pin Bowling, Aerobics, walk, Pool nights, Wii nights,  Swimming and Boccia/Kurling at local Sports Centres.

Sporting Challenge provide Sessional Workers who collect the adults from where they live, support the people whilst they out at the activities and then return them home after the activities.

Edward McCarthy Sporting Challenge Activities Co-ordinator said: “The group had a great day in Llandudno. The group tried a lot of new experiences during the day and enjoyed the seaside atmosphere. A big thank-you to our funders , without whom the day would not have been possible.”

For more details visit www.sporting-challenge.org.uk or call 07971 299606 or email EdwardatEMSS@gmail.com

 

Sporting Challenge Activities September 2017

Flyer below- SCA Flyer Sept 2017

Date Event Venue Cost Start time
4th Sept Bowling Premier Bowl, Southport. £10 7:30pm
6th Sept Boccia and New Age Kurling Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £7 7.30pm
7th Sept Talent Show Rehearsal The Old Peoples Club, Lord St, Burscough. £7 8pm-9pm
8th10th Sept Holiday Calvert Trust, Lake District.
11th Sept Pool/Snooker 22 Club, Moorgate, Ormskirk. £7 7:30pm
13th Sept Wii Night and Virtual Reality Night Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £7 7.30pm
14th Sept Fitness night Fitness night at Burscough Fitness and Racquets Centre. £7 7:30pm
18th Sept Dance Strictly Tea Dance/. Burscough British Legion, Lord St, Burscough. Session by McDonald Dance. £7 7:30pm
20th Sept Boccia and New Age Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £7 7.30pm
21st Sept Music Divine Days Music session at the Greenhill Hub, Skelmersdale. £7 7:30pm
25th Sept Swimming Nye Bevan, Skelmersdale. £7 7:30pm
27th Sept Bowling Premier Bowl, Southport. £10 7:30pm
28th Sept Aerobics The Old Peoples Club, Lord St, Burscough. £7 8pm-9pm