Skelton Bounty

Sporting Challenge have been awarded funding from the LCVS Skelton Bounty.

A huge thank-you this makes a huge difference.

Sporting Challenge is a family led charity started in 2008 operating in West Lancashire supporting people with learning disabilities, where all members of the Board of Trustees are parents themselves.

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

They provide support in West Lancashire area adults over 18 with a learning disability 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 their sports/social activities.

 

 

 

 

Comic Relief

Sporting Challenge have been awarded funding from Comic Relief.

A huge thank-you this makes a huge difference.

Sporting Challenge is a family led charity started in 2008 operating in West Lancashire supporting people with learning disabilities, where all members of the Board of Trustees are parents themselves.

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

They provide support in West Lancashire area adults over 18 with a learning disability 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 their sports/social activities.

 

Tesco Grant awarded to Sporting Challenge

Sporting Challenge have received a £500 grant from the Tesco Bags of Help Covid-19 Scheme to help fund future sessions.

A huge thank-you from everyone at Sporting Challenge.

Tesco Bags of Help has responded to the current COVID-19 crisis by setting up a new fund to support local communities. In order respond quickly to the emergency we have created a streamlined application and payment process to make it easier to get funds out quickly.

The programme will provide a single payment award of £500 to organisations who are supporting vulnerable groups, as part of their emergency response in supporting local communities.

Typically, the fund will support organisations that have experienced;

  • Increased demand –  a holiday hunger club needs more resources to support children through the summer months or  a food bank whose stocks are running low and needs an immediate donation to enable the food bank to restock.
  • Disrupted services – a  local charity setting up a delivery service  to replace its monthly lunch club, or a charity needing to set up a telephone service to support beneficiaries.
  • New services – a health focused charity having to set up a new online patient service requires new IT equipment or a mental health charity developing a new service.

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The Marsh Christian Trust

Sporting Challenge have received a very kind donation from The Marsh Christian Trust to help fund future sessions.

A huge thank-you from everyone at Sporting Challenge.

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The Marsh Christian Trust was founded in 1981 with the sum of £75,000 by its current Chairman, Mr Brian Marsh OBE.  His aim was to create a sustainable way to give something back to society, by supporting the organisations and people who are making a difference, as best he could. From the outset the Trust has aimed to create long-standing relationships with the organisations it supports and partners through both its principle areas of work; the Grants Programme and the Awards Scheme.

The Trust supports around 350 charities every year through the Grants Programme and gives around 80 different Awards to individuals and groups from across the charity sector, who make a difference to a cause that they believe in.

The Trust’s activities are financed by income derived from its investment portfolio and it does not accept any public donations.

 

Sports England

Sports England have awarded Sporting Challenge £4380 to help fund their fitness and aerobics sessions which they run.

Sporting Challenge is a family led charity started in 2008 operating in West Lancashire 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. We run activities that our members feel are most beneficial to them in improving their health, fitness, well being and enjoyment of physical activity and those which they are most likely to continue with. These activities include: Aerobics, Bowling, Boccia, Kurling, Zumba/Dance, Swimming and other Fitness Activities.

They support around adults with learning disabilities 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 Activities Organiser says: “We’re delighted that Sports England have recognised our work in this way. This will help fund many of our popular fitness sessions in the year ahead.”

For more information visit https://www.sportengland.org .