Sporting Challenge November 2018 Flyer

Dear all,

The new flyer is out now.

Best wishes Edward.

SCA Flyer Nov 2018

Date Event Venue Cost if with the group Cost if you come with own support Start time
5th Nov Pool/Snooker 22 Club, Moorgate, Ormskirk. £10 £5 7:30pm-9pm.
12th Nov Bowling Southport Premier Bowl. Only one this month. £10 £6 7:30pm.
14th Nov Boccia and New Age   Kurling The Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £10 £5 7.30pm-9pm.
19th Nov Dance with McDonald Dance Burscough British Legion, Lord St, Burscough. Session by McDonald Dance. With raffle.

Remembrance Day Theme.

£10 £5 7:30pm-9pm.
22nd Nov Fitness Night at the gym. Burscough Fitness and         Racquets Centre.

 

£10 £5 7:30pm-9pm.
28th Nov Nintendo Switch Night and Virtual       Reality Night The Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £10 £5 7.30pm-9pm.
29th Nov Aerobics The Old People’s Club, Lord St,           Burscough. £7 £4 7:30pm-8:30pm

 

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

 

 

October 2018 Flyer

Date Event Venue Cost if with the group Cost if you come with own support Start time
1st Oct Pool/Snooker 22 Club, Moorgate, Ormskirk. £10 £5 7:30pm9pm.
3rd Oct Bowling Bowling at AMF Wigan. Please pick the bowling nearest your house. £10 £6 7:30pm
8th Oct Dance with McDonald Dance Burscough British Legion, Lord St, Burscough. Session by McDonald Dance. £10 £5 7:30pm9pm.
10th Oct Boccia and New Age Kurling The Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £10 £5 7.30pm9pm.
15th Oct Bowling in Southport Bowling at Southport. £10 £6 7:30pm
18th Oct Fitness Night at the gym. Burscough Fitness and Rac-quets Centre. £10 £5 7:30pm9pm.
24th Oct Nintendo Switch Night and Virtual Reality Night The Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £10 £5 7.30pm9pm.
25th Oct Aerobics The Old Peoples Club, Lord St, Burscough. £7 £4 7:30pm8:30pm

The October Flyer plus some useful reading.

Attachments:

TVP-summary-doc

Southport and Formby Special Athletes Info

MPT Programme Oct 2018 Flyer

Masterplan-Tawd-Valley-Park

SCA Flyer Oct 2018

Waitrose Green Token Scheme Funding Award

Sporting Challenge have been awarded £290 from the Formby Waitrose “Green Token” scheme.

By placing a token in the Community Matters box at your local branch you’re helping your community. Since its launch in 2008, the scheme has donated around £35 million to good causes in store and online

At the end of your shop in branch, you’ll receive a token to place in a box of the good cause you’d most like to support. The more tokens a cause gets, the bigger the donation they receive. Each month every Waitrose branch donates £1,000 (£500 in Convenience shops) between 3 local good causes that you choose.

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Online, Waitrose.com also shares a donation of £25,000 between 3 national causes. After checkout, you will be asked to vote for one of the national causes we are supporting. Each cause will receive a share according to the number of votes – just as we do in our branches.

Edward McCarthy Activities Organiser said: “I would to thank Waitrose for this very kind funding award.”

For more information visit www.sporting-challenge.org.uk or call 07971 299606 or email EdwardatEMSS@gmail.com

For more info on our venue visit: https://www.waitrose.com/content/waitrose/en/home/inspiration/community_matters.html

 

Furness Building Society Funding Award

Sporting Challenge have been awarded £150 from the Furness Building Society.

The Furness Community Awards Scheme gives local people the chance to apply for £150 to give them a helping hand with the fantastic work they already do to help others in their local community. So whether you need a new kit, want to give your youth club or nursery a lick of paint or simply need help with a fundraising event they could help.

Edward McCarthy Activities Organiser said: “I would to thank the Furness Building Society for this very kind funding award.”

For more information visit www.sporting-challenge.org.uk or call 07971 299606 or email EdwardatEMSS@gmail.com

For more info on our venue visit: https://www.furnessbs.co.uk/furness-community-awards-scheme/

 

Castle Head Holiday 2018

Sporting Challenge’s Second Holiday has just took place, between 31st August to 2nd September 2018.

The group went to Castle Head Field studies Centre near Grange Over Sands.  Charlton Mini Coaches based in Burscough took the group to the centre.

The group had a great time and tried: team challenges, low ropes, a day on Lake Windermere including canoes and outdoor art, a bush craft and campfire night, some football and crate stack.

The accommodation was great and the group enjoyed the food which was fantastic.

Edward McCarthy Activities Organiser said: “The venue was fantastic. Our group had a brilliant time. Everyone relished the opportunity to try new outdoor challenges. Some of out group had never been away for a weekend before. The centre was brilliant and had much to offer us. I would like to thank the Sporting Challenge staff who came the weekend. I would to thank our funders who made the weekend possible.”

The holiday was funded by grants/ donations from:

  • Bickerstaffe Boat Company Donation.
  • Hedley Foundation £1,000.00.
  • Morrison’s Foundation.£1,000.00
  • Ormskirk Rotary Club £250.00.
  • Skelton Bounty £400.00.
  • Yorkshire Building Society £500.00

For more information visit www.sporting-challenge.org.uk or call 07971 299606 or email EdwardatEMSS@gmail.com

For more info on our venue visit: https://www.field-studies-council.org/centres/castlehead.aspx

Photos of holiday are below:

September Flyer

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SCA Flyer Sept 2018

Event Venue Cost if with the group Cost if you come with own support Start time
3rd Sept Pool/Snooker 22 Club, Moorgate, Ormskirk. £10 £5 7:30pm9pm.
10th Sept Dance with McDonald Dance Burscough British Legion, Lord St, Burscough. Session by McDonald Dance.

 

Now at Bickerstaffe Holy Trinity Church.

Tonight is salsa.

£10 £5 7:30pm9pm.
12th Sept Boccia and New Age Kurling The Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £10 £5 7.30pm9pm.
17th Sept Bowling in Southport Bowling at Southport. £10 £6 7:30pm
20th Sept Fitness Night at the gym. Burscough Fitness and Rac-quets Centre. £10 £5 7:30pm9pm.
26th Sept Nintendo Switch Night and Virtual Reality Night The Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £10 £5 7.30pm9pm.
27th Sept Aerobics The Old Peoples Club, Lord St, Burscough. £7 £4 7:30pm8:30pm

 

Ormskirk and Maghull Lions

Sporting Challenge were set up in 2008, they support adults with disabilities to take part in sports and social activities with staff support which gives their families a break.

The Ormskirk and Maghull Lions have kindly awarded the group £100 to help fund their sessions.

Edward McCarthy: “I would like to thank the Ormskirk and Maghull Lions for their generous funding award.”

Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world every day because they share a core belief – to serve their community. Founded in 1917, they are best known for fighting blindness, but we also volunteer for many different kinds of community projects – including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and aiding seniors and the disabled.

Lions award grants. Since 1968, the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has awarded more than US$700 million in grants to support Lions humanitarian projects around the world.

Lions help during disasters. Together, our Foundation and Lions are helping communities following natural disasters by providing for immediate needs such as food, water, clothing and medical supplies – and aiding in long-term reconstruction.

For more about Lions Clubs, go to www.lionsclubs.org

For more information visit www.sporting-challenge.org.uk or call 07971 299606 or email EdwardatEMSS@gmail.com