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/.

 

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.

Co-op.

https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/23966

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.

EdwardatEMSS@gmail.com

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.

£900

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

https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/23966

 

 

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

Co-op Local Community Fund

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Welcome to the Co-op Local Community Fund

The Co-op Local Community Fund helps to support local projects that our members care about. Since its launch in 2017, Co-op members have raised £39 million pounds for over 12,000 local causes. We’re delighted that Sporting Challenge will now be able to access this funding opportunity.

How the fund works

Every time our members shop at the Co-op, 1% of what they spend on Co-op branded products and services helps fund community projects. Members can shop at any Co-op Group stores across the UK to raise money for your cause.

Members can choose which causes to support by signing into their membership account or by calling the membership helpline on 0800 023 4708. Your cause will be available for members to select until November 2019.

Your cause will receive two payments as part of the Local Community Fund. The first payment will be in June 2019 and the last payment in November 2019.

Your cause profile page

Every cause has a page on our membership website. This includes information about your cause and the project you want to complete. To encourage members to support your project, share the following link on social media:

Sporting Challenge:

https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/23966

The funds we receive are to help fund our sessions and next short break.

Your local stores

We ask colleagues in your community to help promote your involvement in the fund and support your cause for the next 12 months.

The stores in your community are:

  • Aughton –       Town Green Lane  Ormskirk           L39 6SF     Food
  • Ormskirk,       Wigan Road Ormskirk           L39 2AU     Food
  • Cookson Tyrer (Burscough)          Burscough       L40 5UU     Funeral Care
  • Ormskirk        Ormskirk        L39 2AU           Funeral Care
  • Plus Rainford, Skelmersdale, St Helens and more.

Visit: https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/23966 and www.sporting-challenge.org.uk

 

 

 

 

Funding for 2019 Sailing from Active West Lancs

Sporting Challenge have been awarded £200 worth of funding from Active West Lancs.

—‘Active West Lancs’ is a partnership commissioned by Lancashire County Council to deliver a three year programme to improve health and wellbeing across the borough.

—The five partners involved are West Lancashire Borough Council, Skelmersdale Community Food  Initiative, —West Lancs School Sports Partnership, —West Lancs CVS – Community Food Growing and —West Lancs Community Leisure Trust. They offer programmes of early intervention and prevention activities  for physical activity, weight management and obesity prevention.

—They target different sections of the community using local facilities and green spaces. Both medical referral and self referral are possible onto specific courses.

Sporting Challenge, are a group of Parent/Carers who from 2008 have been providing sporting activities for around 55 people with learning disabilities in West Lancashire to keep them fit and healthy. These evening and weekend activities include Ten Pin Bowling, Aerobics, Swimming and Boccia/Kurling at local Sports Centres.

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. We 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 and will fund our 2019 evening sailing activities in the future. It is great that Sporting Challenge are involved in this project.”

Visit – http://activewestlancs.org/

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

Contact Edward on 07971 299606 and email EdwardatEMSS@gmail.com