Skelton Bounty Grant

Sporting Challenge have been awarded £1599 from Skelton Bounty for their activities. The funds are for : staff costs £800, a boat trip £278.40, Nintendo Switch games £120.60 and coach hire £400.

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 53 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. Sessional staff live across the borough of West Lancashire and are fully trained in order to perform their duties.

Skelton Bounty supports registered charities from within the geographical County of Lancashire, as it existed in 1934, particularly favouring:

  • Equipment for organisations supporting the elderly and people with disability and for youth groups,
  • Holidays for disadvantaged children and carers.

Their trustees prefer to make grants of a capital rather than a revenue nature. They are inclined to favour specific capital projects of proven viability rather than making contributions to general expenditure. It is their preferred policy to make relatively modest grants to a wide number of applicants rather than large grants to a small number of applicants.

Grants are only made to legally constituted, registered charities. Grants are not made to individuals. Applications from charities in successive years are not viewed favourably. The Governors do not usually fund large building appeals or revenue expenditure.

Edward McCarthy Sporting Challenge Activities Organiser said: “I wish to thank Skelton Bounty for their very generous funding award.”

Edward added: “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 read our leaflet- SCA Leaflet 2018

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

Visit https://www.lcvs.org.uk/grants/skelton-bounty/

 

Sporting Challenge 10th Anniversary Celebration

Sporting Challenge celebrated  their first 10 years by holding a big party in Burscough on Saturday 21st July at the British Legion in Burscough.

The party was a huge success, there was a buffet, a disco and a raffle.

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 53 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. Sessional staff live across the borough of West Lancashire and are fully trained in order to perform their duties.

Edward McCarthy Sporting Challenge Activities Organiser said: “I can’t believe we are ten years old. Time goes by so fast. On behalf of Sporting Challenge I wish to thank everyone who has helped us over the ten years. I wish to especially thank all the families and our staff. I would also like to thank the committee. Our activities make a huge difference. I wish to thank Yummy’s Catering for our fantastic buffet, the British Legion in Burscough for hosting our party, Gary Reece for being our DJ and entertaining us. I also wish to thank everyone who donated a raffle prize.”

Edward added: “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 read our leaflet- SCA Leaflet 2018

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

August Flyer

Click below for useful info-

Southport and Formby Special Athletes Info

SCA Flyer Aug 2018

Date Event Venue Cost if with the group Cost if you come with own support Start time
1st August Bowling Bowling at AMF Wigan. Please pick the bowling nearest your house. Please pick one bowling event only. £10 £6 7:30pm
8th August Boccia and New Age   Kurling The Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £10 £5 7.30pm-9pm.
11th August Coach Trip Trip to Bowness on             Windermere £10 £10 All day , details on other page
15th August Bowling in Southport Bowling at Southport. Please pick the bowling nearest your house. Please pick one     bowling event only. £10 £6 7:30pm
20th August Dance with McDonald Dance Burscough British Legion, Lord St, Burscough. Session by McDonald Dance. Foxtrot and Waltz night.

 

£10 £5 7:30pm-9pm.
22nd August Nintendo Switch Night and Virtual       Reality Night The Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £10 £5 7.30pm-9pm.
30th August Aerobics The Old People’s Club, Lord St, Burscough. £7 £4 7:30pm-8:30pm

Yorkshire Building Society Funding Award £1600

Sporting Challenge have been awarded £1600 towards costs from the Yorkshire Building Society’s Charitable Foundation.

Edward McCarthy from Sporting Challenge:  “A huge thank-you on behalf of Sporting Challenge. This makes a huge difference.”

This money is to be used for:

  • Session booking costs ( e.g room hire/coaches/instructors/bowling game costs) £1000.
  • Coach hire for Short Break in Lake District Castle Head £500.
  • Games for Nintendo Switch £100.

Total £1600.

Visit www.sporting-challenge.org.uk

Visit – https://www.ybs.co.uk/societymatters/charitable-foundation/index.html

 

Eric Wright Charitable Trust £500

Eric Wright Charitable Trust £500

Sporting Challenge have been awarded £500 towards running costs from the Eric Wright Charitable Trust.

Edward McCarthy from Sporting Challenge:  “A huge thank-you on behalf of Sporting Challenge. This makes a huge difference.”

This money is to be used for ‘Burscough Area Sessions for Younger Members’. The grant is for activities for those under 30 who live in the Burscough Area/Northern Parishes.

Visit www.sporting-challenge.org.uk

Visit – www.wlcvs.org