Nintendo Night 27th February 2019

Sporting Challenge’s Nintendo night has had a revamp. The group have now got a Nintendo 2DS Original with games and a remote control car. The group have quite a lot of games for their Switch. The Nintendo night takes place each month.

The group also use the Nintendo 2DS and car at their Boccia/Kurling night.

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

 

£3000 Funding Award from Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund

Sporting Challenge have been awarded £3000 towards their series of activities sessions.

About the Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund:

“The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund provide a wide range of funding to UK registered Charities, Educational Institutions and University Students. Last year (2016/17) we awarded £2,000,000 in charitable and educational grants. This year (2017/18) we expect to spend over £2,568,146 on deserving causes.”

Edward McCarthy Sporting Challenge Activities Organiser said: “On behalf of Sporting Challenge I wish to thank the Fund for their most generous grant. This will make a huge difference.”

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

Visit: https://leathersellers.co.uk/charitablefund/ .

 

National Lottery: Community Fund £10,000 Funding Award

Sporting Challenge have been awarded £10,000 towards their series of activities sessions.

The National Lottery raises money for good causes.

People use this funding to do extraordinary things, taking the lead to improve their lives and communities. Every time you buy a National Lottery ticket, you help make this happen.

Communities come in all shapes and sizes, and National Lottery funding is there for everyone.

There are 12 distributors of money raised by the players of The National Lottery, which fund projects and activities that transform communities, protect our heritage, and enrich lives through arts, sports and culture.

Edward McCarthy Sporting Challenge Activities Organiser said: “On behalf of Sporting Challenge I wish to thank the Community Fund for their most generous grant. This will make a huge difference.”

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

March 2019 Flyer

Click below for the new Flyer and also Holiday Poster:

SCA Flyer March 2019

Holiday Poster 2019 HL SC March Flyer

Complaints and Compliments Policy Feb 2019

Date Event Venue Cost if with the group Cost if you come with own support Start time
4th March Bowling in Wigan At Hollywood Bowl in Wigan. £10 £6 7:30pm
13th March Boccia and New Age   Kurling The Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £10 £5 7.30pm-9pm.
18th March Dance Dance with McDonald Dance. £10 £5 7:30pm-9pm.
20th March Bowling At Premier Bowl in Southport. £10 £6 7:30pm.
27th March Nintendo Night and VR Night.

 

The Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £10 £5 7:30pm-9pm.
28th March Aerobics Aerobics with Amanda. At the Burscough Old People’s Club. £7 £4 7:30-8:30pm.

Rank Pebbles

Sporting Challenge have been awarded £500 towards their 2019 Short Break at Hothersall Lodge in September 2019.

Edward McCarthy Sporting Challenge Activities Organiser said: “On behalf of Sporting Challenge I wish to thank Rank Pebbles for their most generous grant. This will make a huge difference. This will be out third short break. Everyone is already looking forward to it !”

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

Visit www.sporting-challenge.org.uk .

Visit https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/outdooreducation/.

Visit https://rankfoundation.com/pebble-grants/ .

 

 

 

Bickerstock Donation for Sporting Challenge

Sporting Challenge have been awarded £200 for sessional costs from Bickerstock Music Festival.  The cheque was presented at a special Presentation Evening in Rainford at The Junction Public House on the 6th February 2019.

Edward McCarthy Sporting Challenge Activities Organiser said: “On behalf of Sporting Challenge I wish to thank the Bickerstock Committee for their kind donation. 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 !”

Bickerstock gives up-and-coming local musicians the opportunity to perform alongside established musicians, and gives the people of West Lancs the opportunity to hear local talent. There are Open Mic sessions hosted by various artists on the Bar Stage throughout the weekend, and these are a firm favourite, giving local up-and-coming artists the opportunity to showcase their talents.

Residents from Bickerstaffe and beyond, are made welcome, and many locals get involved in helping to organise and run the event. Community organisations, are encouraged to get involved with the running and organisation of the festival. It’s a great opportunity for people to come together and enjoy music, fresh air and (fingers crossed) some sunshine. Local businesses can get involved, offering sponsorship in return for an advert in our festival printed programme.

Over the years Bickerstock has raised thousands of pounds for local good causes and charities, including a donation to the refurbishment of the Bickerstaffe Mission building; Bickerstaffe Pensioners’ Day Trip Fund; Bickerstaffe Amateur Football Club; Holy Trinity Church Boiler Fund; St Joseph’s Hospice; Skelmersdale Sea Cadets; local Girl Guides; Merseycats; Rainford Young Farmers; Barnado’s; Rainbow House; Bickerstaffe Parish Council Defibrillator project; a seat for the Parish Field; Guide Dogs; Air Ambulance; Animals in Need; Bickerstaffe Pensioner’s Social Fund; Crossroads – respite for carers and Ormskirk Hospital neo-natal unit and now Sporting Challenge !

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

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