Tesco Bags of Help Funding Award for Sporting Challenge


Sporting Challenge are pleased to announce a funding award of £4000 from the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme.

Funding raised by the carrier bag charge at Tesco stores is used for grants to improve local parks, hold community events, support sports groups and much more. The grants are managed by the community charity Groundwork UK. Customers who purchase a carry bag are awarded with a token, they deposit the token one of 3 voting choices. This happened in our local Tesco in Burscough earlier in the year over a two month voting period came first which meant a £4000 award.

Sporting Challenge are a family led charity supporting people with learning disabilities, where all members of the Board of Trustees are parents and carers themselves.

The charity aims to provide sporting activities to encourage people with learning disabilities to keep fit and healthy. Their activities include: Aerobics, Bowling, Boccia, Kurling, Zumba/Dance, Swimming and other Fitness Activities.

They support around 52 people in the West Lancashire area to access a variety of activities by providing transport to and from their homes and the appropriate sessional workers to support them whilst carrying out the activities.

Edward McCarthy Sporting Challenge Activities Organiser said: “On behalf of Sporting Challenge I wish to thank the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme and Groundwork UK who manage the scheme for Tesco for this fantastic funding award. It will make a huge difference and help us fund more sessions. Our numbers are growing. Our group really make a difference. If you want to know more information get in touch , call 07971 299606 or email EdwardatEMSS@gmail.com 

For more information visit https://www.groundwork.org.uk/sites/tescocommunityscheme

For more information on Sporting Challenge visit: www.sporting-challenge.org.uk 

Download a Sporting Challenge Leaflet here- SCA Leaflet 2018

June 2018 Flyer

New Flyer click the link below-

SCA Flyer June 2018

Date Event Venue Cost if with the group Cost if you come with own support Start time
4th June Pool/Snooker 22 Club, Moorgate, Ormskirk. £10 £5 7:30pm-9pm.
6th June Sailing at Southport Marine Lake West Lancs Yacht Club,  Marine Drive, Southport PR8 1SQ. £10 £5 7:30pm-9pm.
7th June Bowling Bowling at AMF Wigan. Please pick the bowling nearest your house. £10 £6 7:30pm
11th June Swimming Nye Bevan Swimming Baths, Skelmersdale. £10 £5 7:30pm-8:30pm.
13th June Boccia and New Age   Kurling The Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £10 £5 7.30pm-9pm.
18th June Dance with McDonald Dance Burscough British Legion, Lord St, Burscough. Session by McDonald Dance.


£10 £5 7:30pm-9pm.
20th June Nintendo Switch Night and Virtual       Reality Night The Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £10 £5 7.30pm-9pm.
25th June Bowling in Southport Bowling at Southport. £10 £6 7:30pm
28th June Aerobics The Old People’s Club, Lord St,           Burscough. £7 £4 7:30pm-8:30pm


Sailing Taster Night 2018

Sporting Challenge Activities had a unique opportunity this week on 16th May when the group took part in a Sailing Taster Night. The night was organised by West Lancs Yacht Club in Southport . Some event photos are below, more to follow. We tried sailing boats and a speed boat. The group is going again on the 6th June.

Edward McCarthy Activities Organiser said: “We had a lot of fun. It was great seeing people get onto the water for the first time. A big thank-you to WLYC from the group.”

For more details visit- https://wlyc.org.uk/

For information on Sporting Challenge call Edward on 07971 299606 or email EdwardatEMSS@gmail.com


Rotary Club Ormskirk

Sporting Challenge have been awarded £250 from the Ormskirk Rotary Club to help fund their late summer outward bound short break.

Edward McCarthy Activities Organiser said: “A huge thank you on behalf of Sporting Challenge. This generous donation will help fund our weekend away.”

For more information on Sporting Challenge visit www.sporting-challenge.org.uk or call 07971 299606.