Funding Award from the Percy Bilton Charity

Percy Bilton Charity Funding Award

Sporting Challenge have been awarded £250 worth of funding from The Percy Bilton Charity. The funding is for boccia/kurling accessories and new musical equipment.

Sporting Challenge, are a group of Parent/Carers who from 2008 have been providing sporting activities for around 54 people with learning disabilities in West Lancashire to keep them fit and healthy. These evening and weekend activities include Ten Pin Bowling, Aerobics, Music, Swimming and Boccia/Kurling at local venues.

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. 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: “This is great news,  a big thank-you on behalf of the group. We will enjoy using our new equipment for many years to come, they will greatly enhance our sessions.”

Visit – http://www.percy-bilton-charity.org

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

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