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

Lake District Coach Trip

In Saturday the 11th August Sporting Challenge had an enjoyable trip to the Lake District. The group went to Bowness on Windermere.  They went by a Don Fraser Coach from Burscough then Skelmersdale.  Once there the group did some sightseeing, had lunch and then finally had a boat ride on Lake Windermere. Then the group came home. The group had a great day and the weather was sunny.

The day was funded by grants from the Barchester Foundation, Burscough Parish Council, Skelton Bounty and the Lancashire County Council Champion for Youth.

Edward McCarthy: “I would like to thank the funders who made the day possible. The group really enjoyed today.”

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.

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

Photos are from the trip.

 

 

 

Skelton Bounty Grant

Sporting Challenge have been awarded £1599 from Skelton Bounty for their activities. The funds are for : staff costs £800, a boat trip £278.40, Nintendo Switch games £120.60 and coach hire £400.

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 53 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. Sessional staff live across the borough of West Lancashire and are fully trained in order to perform their duties.

Skelton Bounty supports registered charities from within the geographical County of Lancashire, as it existed in 1934, particularly favouring:

  • Equipment for organisations supporting the elderly and people with disability and for youth groups,
  • Holidays for disadvantaged children and carers.

Their trustees prefer to make grants of a capital rather than a revenue nature. They are inclined to favour specific capital projects of proven viability rather than making contributions to general expenditure. It is their preferred policy to make relatively modest grants to a wide number of applicants rather than large grants to a small number of applicants.

Grants are only made to legally constituted, registered charities. Grants are not made to individuals. Applications from charities in successive years are not viewed favourably. The Governors do not usually fund large building appeals or revenue expenditure.

Edward McCarthy Sporting Challenge Activities Organiser said: “I wish to thank Skelton Bounty for their very generous funding award.”

Edward added: “Our numbers are growing. Our group really make a difference. If you want to know more information get in touch  call 07971 299606 or email EdwardatEMSS@gmail.com 

For more information read our leaflet- SCA Leaflet 2018

For more information on Sporting Challenge visit: www.sporting-challenge.org.uk 

Visit https://www.lcvs.org.uk/grants/skelton-bounty/

 

Sporting Challenge 10th Anniversary Celebration

Sporting Challenge celebrated  their first 10 years by holding a big party in Burscough on Saturday 21st July at the British Legion in Burscough.

The party was a huge success, there was a buffet, a disco and a raffle.

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 53 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. Sessional staff live across the borough of West Lancashire and are fully trained in order to perform their duties.

Edward McCarthy Sporting Challenge Activities Organiser said: “I can’t believe we are ten years old. Time goes by so fast. On behalf of Sporting Challenge I wish to thank everyone who has helped us over the ten years. I wish to especially thank all the families and our staff. I would also like to thank the committee. Our activities make a huge difference. I wish to thank Yummy’s Catering for our fantastic buffet, the British Legion in Burscough for hosting our party, Gary Reece for being our DJ and entertaining us. I also wish to thank everyone who donated a raffle prize.”

Edward added: “Our numbers are growing. Our group really make a difference. If you want to know more information get in touch  call 07971 299606 or email EdwardatEMSS@gmail.com 

For more information read our leaflet- SCA Leaflet 2018

For more information on Sporting Challenge visit: www.sporting-challenge.org.uk 

Eric Wright Charitable Trust £500

Eric Wright Charitable Trust £500

Sporting Challenge have been awarded £500 towards running costs from the Eric Wright Charitable Trust.

Edward McCarthy from Sporting Challenge:  “A huge thank-you on behalf of Sporting Challenge. This makes a huge difference.”

This money is to be used for ‘Burscough Area Sessions for Younger Members’. The grant is for activities for those under 30 who live in the Burscough Area/Northern Parishes.

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Visit – www.wlcvs.org

Morrison’s Foundation Funding Award £1000

 

 

Sporting Challenge are pleased to announce a funding award of £1000 from the Morrison’s Foundation.

The Morrison’s Foundation supports charities making a positive difference in local communities. Since launching in 2015 they have donated over £18m to help good causes across England, Scotland and Wales.

They award grants for charity projects which improve people’s lives and match fund the money that Morrison’s colleagues raise for their chosen charities.

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 52 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 Morrison’s Foundation  for this fantastic funding award. It will make a huge difference and help us fund our Short Break to Castle Head Activities Centre later in the year. Our group really enjoyed a similar break last year.”

“Our numbers are growing. Our group really make a difference. If you want to know more information get in touch  call 07971 299606 or email EdwardatEMSS@gmail.com 

For more information visit https://www.morrisonsfoundation.com/about-us/

For more information on Sporting Challenge visit: www.sporting-challenge.org.uk 

Download a Sporting Challenge Leaflet here- SCA Leaflet 2018

Tesco Bags of Help Funding Award for Sporting Challenge

 

Sporting Challenge are pleased to announce a funding award of £4000 from the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme.

Funding raised by the carrier bag charge at Tesco stores is used for grants to improve local parks, hold community events, support sports groups and much more. The grants are managed by the community charity Groundwork UK. Customers who purchase a carry bag are awarded with a token, they deposit the token one of 3 voting choices. This happened in our local Tesco in Burscough earlier in the year over a two month voting period came first which meant a £4000 award.

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 52 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 Tesco Bags of Help Scheme and Groundwork UK who manage the scheme for Tesco for this fantastic funding award. It will make a huge difference and help us fund more sessions. Our numbers are growing. Our group really make a difference. If you want to know more information get in touch , call 07971 299606 or email EdwardatEMSS@gmail.com 

For more information visit https://www.groundwork.org.uk/sites/tescocommunityscheme

For more information on Sporting Challenge visit: www.sporting-challenge.org.uk 

Download a Sporting Challenge Leaflet here- SCA Leaflet 2018