February 2019 Flyer

The new flyer is out now-

SCA Flyer Feb 2019

Date Event Venue Cost if with the group Cost if you come with own support Start time
4th Feb Bowling in Wigan At Hollywood Bowl in Wigan. £10 £6 7:30pm
13th Feb Boccia and New Age   Kurling The Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £10 £5 7.30pm-9pm.
18th Feb Dance Dance with McDonald Dance.

Valentine’s dance, teaching the romantic rumba.

£10 £5 7:30pm-9pm.
20th Feb Bowling At Premier Bowl in Southport. £10 £6 7:30pm.
27th Feb Nintendo Night and VR Night.


The Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £10 £5 7:30pm-9pm.
28th Feb Aerobics Aerobics with Amanda. At the Burscough Old People’s Club. £7 £4 7:30-8:30pm.
Sporting Challenge have these dates coming up in the year ahead:
  • Bat Walk 20th May 2019.
  • Sailing is on the: 15th May, 12th June and 17th July.
  • Short Break Holiday 6-8th September Hothersall Lodge LCC Centre.

More details in the future you can’t book these yet.



Bag Packing in Morrison’s

Dear all,

Sporting Challenge are having a bag packing day in Morrison’s in March.

We are having a fundraising Bag Packing event in Ormskirk Morrison’s on Saturday 30th March , if you would like to help/volunteer your time that would be great. Please let me know.

Best wishes Edward.


Tel 07971 299606.

Morrison’s Ormskirk,  2 Park Rd, Ormskirk Lancs L39 3RB.


£2000 LCC Funding Award for Sporting Challenge

Sporting Challenge have been awarded £2000 for sessional costs from the Lancashire County Council – Young People’s Service – Small Grants Scheme.

The funds are for:

Sessional staff costs. £1100.


Session costs:

Dance sessions.

Boccia and Kurling sessions.


Edward McCarthy Sporting Challenge Activities Organiser said: “On behalf of Sporting Challenge I wish to thank Lancashire County Council for their most generous Young Peoples Grant. Our numbers are growing and the majority of new members are aged 16-22. This is a key area we need to support. This number is set to grow over the years to come. We are working with Lancashire County Council to provide support/ sessions for adults transition aged (16-22) this can be a difficult time for the adults and their families. There is a lot of change and they can easily move from school/ college and not keep their friendships. Our group can help people make new friends, grow in confidence and keep fit and healthy. If you are a parent who is interested please get in touch !”

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

Visit www.sporting-challenge.org.uk .


Co op Good Causes Scheme

Sporting Challenge have raised £168.34 so far as part of this scheme. (10th January 2019)

As a member, when you buy selected Co-op branded food products and services, 1% of the money you spend goes to local causes in your community. You can choose which cause your own 1% goes to. You don’t earn money for your community when you buy our products from independent co-operatives, such as Central England, Chelmsford Star, Southern and Midcounties.

Visit: https://www.coop.co.uk/membership




Hesketh Park Sponsored Walk January 2019

Sporting Challenge organised a sponsored walk at Hesketh Park in Southport. The walk took place on Sunday 6th January 2019 in the afternoon.

Walkers included members of the group, staff and parents.

Edward McCarthy Activities Organiser said: “A big thank-you to everyone who took part in the walk. Funds raised will fund activities for our group in the year ahead.”

Sporting Challenge have raised £410 as of the 18th January 2019. There are some online payments to add on too.

For more information about Sporting Challenge visitr www.sporting-challenge.org.uk