Sporting Challenge have been awarded £290 from the Formby Waitrose “Green Token” scheme.
By placing a token in the Community Matters box at your local branch you’re helping your community. Since its launch in 2008, the scheme has donated around £35 million to good causes in store and online
At the end of your shop in branch, you’ll receive a token to place in a box of the good cause you’d most like to support. The more tokens a cause gets, the bigger the donation they receive. Each month every Waitrose branch donates £1,000 (£500 in Convenience shops) between 3 local good causes that you choose.
Online, Waitrose.com also shares a donation of £25,000 between 3 national causes. After checkout, you will be asked to vote for one of the national causes we are supporting. Each cause will receive a share according to the number of votes – just as we do in our branches.
Edward McCarthy Activities Organiser said: “I would to thank Waitrose for this very kind funding award.”
Sporting Challenge have been awarded £150 from the Furness Building Society.
The Furness Community Awards Scheme gives local people the chance to apply for £150 to give them a helping hand with the fantastic work they already do to help others in their local community. So whether you need a new kit, want to give your youth club or nursery a lick of paint or simply need help with a fundraising event they could help.
Edward McCarthy Activities Organiser said: “I would to thank the Furness Building Society for this very kind funding award.”
Sporting Challenge’s Second Holiday has just took place, between 31st August to 2nd September 2018.
The group went to Castle Head Field studies Centre near Grange Over Sands. Charlton Mini Coaches based in Burscough took the group to the centre.
The group had a great time and tried: team challenges, low ropes, a day on Lake Windermere including canoes and outdoor art, a bush craft and campfire night, some football and crate stack.
The accommodation was great and the group enjoyed the food which was fantastic.
Edward McCarthy Activities Organiser said: “The venue was fantastic. Our group had a brilliant time. Everyone relished the opportunity to try new outdoor challenges. Some of out group had never been away for a weekend before. The centre was brilliant and had much to offer us. I would like to thank the Sporting Challenge staff who came the weekend. I would to thank our funders who made the weekend possible.”