Sporting Challenge December 2018 Flyer

Date Event Venue Cost if with the group Cost if you come with own support Start time
3rd Dec Christmas Pool/Snooker 22 Club, Moorgate, Ormskirk. £10 £5 7:30pm-9pm.
5th Dec Christmas Boccia and New Age Kurling The Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £10 £5 7.30pm-9pm.
10th Dec Christmas Party Christmas Party. At the British Legion , Lord St Burscough. Jointly organised with McDon-ald Dance. £10 £5 7:30pm-10:30pm.
12th Dec Christmas Bowling At Premier Bowl Southport. Please wear a festive jumper ! £10 £6 7:30pm
13th Dec Christmas Fitness Night at the gym Burscough Fitness and Racquets Centre. £10 £5 7:30pm-9pm.

For further information – please contact or Tel 07971 299606.

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Co-op Local Community Fund

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Welcome to the Co-op Local Community Fund

The Co-op Local Community Fund helps to support local projects that our members care about. Since its launch in 2017, Co-op members have raised £39 million pounds for over 12,000 local causes. We’re delighted that Sporting Challenge will now be able to access this funding opportunity.

How the fund works

Every time our members shop at the Co-op, 1% of what they spend on Co-op branded products and services helps fund community projects. Members can shop at any Co-op Group stores across the UK to raise money for your cause.

Members can choose which causes to support by signing into their membership account or by calling the membership helpline on 0800 023 4708. Your cause will be available for members to select until November 2019.

Your cause will receive two payments as part of the Local Community Fund. The first payment will be in June 2019 and the last payment in November 2019.

Your cause profile page

Every cause has a page on our membership website. This includes information about your cause and the project you want to complete. To encourage members to support your project, share the following link on social media:

Sporting Challenge:

The funds we receive are to help fund our sessions and next short break.

Your local stores

We ask colleagues in your community to help promote your involvement in the fund and support your cause for the next 12 months.

The stores in your community are:

  • Aughton –       Town Green Lane  Ormskirk           L39 6SF     Food
  • Ormskirk,       Wigan Road Ormskirk           L39 2AU     Food
  • Cookson Tyrer (Burscough)          Burscough       L40 5UU     Funeral Care
  • Ormskirk        Ormskirk        L39 2AU           Funeral Care
  • Plus Rainford, Skelmersdale, St Helens and more.

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Funding for 2019 Sailing from Active West Lancs

Sporting Challenge have been awarded £200 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 55 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 our 2019 evening sailing activities in the future. It is great that Sporting Challenge are involved in this project.”

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Contact Edward on 07971 299606 and email

The Grey Court Trust

Sporting Challenge have been awarded £500 from The Grey Court Trust.

The Grey Court Trust were set up to provide relief to persons suffering from severe sporting injuries or mental or physical disabilities of any description through the advancement of education, music and the arts, and the conservation, protection and improvement of the environment.

Edward McCarthy Activities Organiser said: “A big thank-you to The Grey Court Trust this will make a huge difference and fund more of our popular sessions.”

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For information on Sporting Challenge call 07971 299606, visit or email