Good news from the The National Lottery Community Fund

 

Sporting Challenge are pleased to announce a funding award of £10,000 from the National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK.

The funding was announced in February by The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK. In the first quarterly funding announcement since revealing its new name in January, The National Lottery Community Fund (formerly the Big Lottery Fund) has revealed that more than 2,250 projects have received a share of the money, raised for good causes by players of The National Lottery.

The Sporting Challenge group lined up for a celebratory group photograph at their April Nintendo Night at Burscough Wharf (hosted by Domino Partnership).

 

Sporting Challenge are a family led charity supporting people with learning disabilities, where all members of the Board of Trustees are parents and carers themselves.

The charity aims to provide sporting activities to encourage people with learning disabilities to keep fit and healthy. Their activities include: Aerobics, Bowling, Boccia, Kurling, Zumba/Dance, Swimming and other Fitness Activities.

They support around 60 people in the West Lancashire area to access a variety of activities by providing transport to and from their homes and the appropriate sessional workers to support them whilst carrying out the activities.

Edward McCarthy Sporting Challenge Activities Organiser said: “On behalf of Sporting Challenge I wish to thank The National Lottery Community Fund for this fantastic funding award. It will make a huge difference and help us fund more sessions. Our numbers are growing. 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

For more information on the National Lottery Community Fund visit https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/

 

May 2019 Flyer

Signing poster for 20 March Flyer

SCA Flyer May 2019

Date Event Venue Cost if with the group Cost if you come with own support Start time
1st May Bowling in Southport At Premier Bowl in Southport. £11 £7 7:30pm
8th May Boccia and New Age   Kurling The Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £10 £5 7:30pm-9pm.
13th May Dance Dance with McDonald Dance.

At Bickerstaffe Church.

£10 £5 7:30pm-9pm.
15th May Sailing at Southport Marine Lake West Lancs Yacht Club,         Marine Drive, Southport PR8 1SQ. £10 £5 7:30pm-9pm.
20th May Bat Walk and talk.

 

Ruff Wood Ormskirk. Led by Harold Green “The Batman”. From the Bat Conservation Trust. Pub first. £10 £5 8pm.
29th May Nintendo Night and VR Night.

 

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

Discos 2019

Disco 2019 Dates:

The Big Night Out takes place between once a month on one Friday from 7:30pm-10:30pm at The Wardens, 244 Blaguegate Lane, Skelmersdale Lancs WN8 8TX. There is an entry cost.

The Maghull Disco is once a month on one Friday at 7:30pm, Maghull Town Hall, Hall Lane, Maghull, Liverpool Merseyside L31 7BB. There is an entry cost.

These are nothing to do with Sporting Challenge. The Wardens call 01695 722371, Maghull Town Hall 0151 526 3705. Please check which Friday they are on.

 

 

 

John Moores Foundation Funding Award 2019

 

Sporting Challenge are pleased to announce a funding award of £2000 from the John Moores Foundation. Sporting Challenge have received £1000 this year and will receive another £1000 next year.

John Moores Foundation is a registered charity, established in 1964, that gives money to community organisations doing charitable work. We focus on funding projects based in Merseyside (including Skelmersdale, Halton and Ellesmere Port) and Northern Ireland.

They aim to enable people who face barriers, as a result of social, educational, physical, economic, cultural, geographical or other disadvantage, to improve their social conditions and quality of life.

They do this by making grants to local groups that fall within our areas of interest. Priority is given to small, grass-roots and volunteer driven organisations.

Sporting Challenge are a family led charity supporting people with learning disabilities, where all members of the Board of Trustees are parents and carers themselves.

The charity aims to provide sporting activities to encourage people with learning disabilities to keep fit and healthy. Their activities include: Aerobics, Bowling, Boccia, Kurling, Zumba/Dance, Swimming and other Fitness Activities.

They support around 58 people in the West Lancashire area to access a variety of activities by providing transport to and from their homes and the appropriate sessional workers to support them whilst carrying out the activities.

Edward McCarthy Sporting Challenge Activities Organiser said: “On behalf of Sporting Challenge I wish to thank the John Moores Foundation  for this fantastic funding award. It will make a huge difference and help us fund more sessions. Our numbers are growing. 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

For more information on the John Moores Foundation visit http://www.jmf.org.uk/

One of our members Jeff by the Moores statues in Liverpool City Centre.