Sporting Challenge Talent Show

 

 

The Sporting Challenge Talent Showcase Event.

At Burscough Legion, Lord St, Burscough.

Saturday 14th October at 7:30pm.

With raffle.

Entry £5.

With guest hosts.

Sporting Challenge are a registered charity who provide social activities for 45 people with additional needs in West Lancashire.

www.sporting-challenge.org.uk

Sporting Challenge arrange evening and weekend activities that  include Ten Pin Bowling, Aerobics, Swimming and Boccia/Kurling at local Sports Centres. They 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: “Everyone has been practicing a great deal. This is the first event we have put on like this for the public so I hope a lot of people come and show their support. It will be a memorable night.”

Contact Edward on 07971 299606 and email EdwardatEMSS@gmail.com

 

 

Active West Lancs

Sporting Challenge have been awarded £500 worth of funding from Active West Lancs.

—‘Active West Lancs’ is a partnership commissioned by Lancashire County Council to deliver a three year programme to improve health and wellbeing across the borough.

—The five partners involved are West Lancashire Borough Council, Skelmersdale Community Food  Initiative, —West Lancs School Sports Partnership, —West Lancs CVS – Community Food Growing and —West Lancs Community Leisure Trust. They offer programmes of early intervention and prevention activities  for physical activity, weight management and obesity prevention.

—They target different sections of the community using local facilities and green spaces. Both medical referral and self referral are possible onto specific courses.

Sporting Challenge, are a group of Parent/Carers who from 2008 have been providing sporting 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, 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. It is great that Sporting Challenge are involved in this project.”

Visit – http://activewestlancs.org/

and http://www.sporting-challenge.org.uk

Contact Edward on 07971 299606 and email EdwardatEMSS@gmail.com

Calvert Trust Break

On 8th-10th September 2017 Sporting Challenge have been on their first weekend away awarded partially funded by grants from the Community Foundation for Lancashire and the Rank Foundation.

Sporting Challenge, are a group of Parent/Carers who from 2008 have been providing sporting 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, 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. Sporting Challenge 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.

The weekend was at the Calvert Trust Activities Centre in the Lake District. The group left West Lancashire on Friday via a Charlton Minibus. The Friday night included an evening meal, night walk, and social time. On Saturday the group took part in canoeing, meals, a challenge course, swimming and a disco. On Sunday the group took part in climbing, abseiling and ropes before heading home.

Edward McCarthy Sporting Challenge Activities Co-ordinator said: “The weekend  was a huge success. We all had a fantastic time. It was great to see the group taking part in new activities which we don’t normally do.  The Activities Centre was the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake near Keswick, in the heart of the Lake District National Park, the centre had accessible accommodation. They are accessible to people of all ages with sensory, learning or physical disabilities, including those with the most complex needs for which most outdoor centres cannot cater. ”

Edward added : “I was very proud of how the group worked as team and I would like to thank the Sporting Challenge Activities staff and the Centre staff for making the weekend a huge success. We will definitely be looking at having a break again. If amy organisation would like to help with our funding or if you are a interested parent please get in touch.”

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