Events

Sporting Challenge Coffee Morning on 16th May Wednesday at 10:30-12pm at Four Lane Ends Mission Skelmersdale Rd Bickerstaffe, Ormskirk Lancs L39 0EZ.

Sporting Challenge 10th Anniversary Celebration on 21st July at 7:30pm at The Legion on Lord St Burscough, Ormskirk Lancs L40 4BZ.

 

Sporting Challenge AGM 2018

Edward McCarthy Activities Organiser Speech AGM held at Holy Trinity Church Bickerstaffe on 19th April 2018.

“We have had a very successful year with total grants awarded of £30,600.
Our current staff team include- Anja, Phil, Iris, Emma, Ruth, Chris and Claire.
During the year we did these activities:
• Aerobics
• Boccia/ Kurling
• Bowling
• Christmas party
• Carol Singing
• Coach Trips
• Craft
• Computer course
• Dance
• Fitness
• Holiday
• Music
• Quiz
• Sailing
• Snooker/Pool
• Swimming
• Talent Show
• Trampoline
• Walk
• Wii/VR
The Talent Show was a huge success.
We had two coach trips too, Llandudno and Blackpool. I hope to arrange a Lake District coach trip for August we have funding for the coach.
We now do bowling in two locations Wigan and Southport.
Dance is now provided by McDonald Dance. Our Music and Disco nights we run ourselves.
I would like to thank all our partner organisations who run sessions for the group.
The first short break was very popular. During the year ahead we to try basketball, pool, sailing and do another holiday this time at Castle Head.
We are going to have a Coffee morning in May and out 10th Year Anniversary Party in the summer more details to come. Our new disco is very popular.
We currently have 53 members which is a big jump from 35 when I first began in September 2016.
I hope we can continue to grow and develop and this will mean trying new sessions and ways of working.
I wish to thank all the committee for the support and all the staff for their hard work.”

Sporting Challenge May Flyer

Date Event Venue Cost if with the group Cost if you come with own support Start time
2nd May Bowling in Southport Bowling in Southport, Premier Bowl. £10 £5 7:30-10pm
9th May Boccia and New Age   Kurling The Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £10 £5 7.30pm-9pm.
14th May Dance with McDonald Dance Burscough British Legion, Lord St, Burscough. Session by McDonald Dance.

 

£10 £5 7:30pm-9pm.
16th May Coffee

Morning

Sporting Challenge Coffee morning, Includes a raffle and a chance to meet each other and chat. £5 per person entry. £1 a strip for raffle. 10:30am-12pm
16th May Sailing at Southport Marine Lake West Lancs Yacht Club,         Marine Drive, Southport PR8 1SQ. £10 £5 7pm-9pm.
21st May Bowling in Wigan Bowling at Wigan AMF. £10 £6 7:30pm
23rd May Nintendo Switch Night and Virtual       Reality Night The Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £10 £5 7.30pm-9pm.
31st May Aerobics Burscough. £7 £4 8pm-9pm

New Flyer click below-

SCA Flyer May 2018

Shepherd Street Trust

 

Sporting Challenge in West Lancashire, have been awarded £400 from the Shepherd St Trust to fund activities for people with disabilities.

This funding is for swimming and bowling costs for sessions for members aged under 20.

Edward McCarthy Sporting Challenge Activities Organiser said: “On behalf of Sporting Challenge I wish to thank the Trust for their most generous finding award. 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

For more information on the Trust visit- http://www.shepherdstreettrust.co.uk/

Sporting Challenge April 2018 Flyer

Dear all,

The latest Sporting Challenge Flyer is out.

It includes details of April activities, disco and holiday.

Many thanks.

Click the links:

SCA Flyer April 2018

SCA Disco Poster to go Flyer March 20th

SCA Holiday Poster to go Flyer March 20th

Date Event Venue Cost if with the group Cost if you come with own support Start time
4th April Music Four Lane Ends Mission, Bickerstaffe, Skelmersdale Rd near Starbucks. £10 £5 7:309pm
9th April Basketball At St Bedes School Ormskirk. £10 £5 7pm-8pm.
11th April Boccia and New Age Kurling The Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £10 £5 7.30pm9pm.
16th April Dance with McDonald Dance Burscough British Legion, Lord St, Burscough. Session by McDonald Dance. Saucy Salsa. £10 £5 7:30pm9pm.
18th April Bickerstaffe Disco Our new Disco. Staff support not provided, use your own support staff. Four Lane Ends Mission. £5 £5 7:30pm10:30pm.
23rd April Bowling in Wigan Bowling at Wigan AMF. Only one bowling this month because we are trying basket-ball. £10 £6 7:30pm
25th April Nintendo Switch Night and Virtual Reality Night The Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £10 £5 7.30pm9pm.
26th April Aerobics The Old Peoples Club, Lord St, Burscough. £7 £4 8pm-9pm

 

 

£3000 William Openshaw Street Trust

Sporting Challenge in West Lancashire, have been awarded £3000 from the William Openshaw St Trust to fund activities for people with disabilities.

The William Openshaw Street Trust, makes grants to registered charities working in Jersey and Lancashire (as defined before the 1974 boundaries changes). The Trust supports a wide range of activities in the following categories:

  • Education
  • General welfare (particularly the elderly, the blind and the disabled)
  • Family and social welfare

Edward McCarthy Sporting Challenge Activities Organiser said: “On behalf of Sporting Challenge I wish to thank the Trust for their most generous finding award. 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

For more information on the Trust visit- https://www.vcatrafford.org/news/william-openshaw-street-trust

 

 

£2000 Funding Award for Sporting Challenge

More than £11,000 is being handed out to young people’s groups across Lancashire.

The funding, which was agreed by the county council’s cabinet on Thursday 8 March, will be handed to groups in Burnley, Fylde, Hyndburn, Lancaster, Preston, Ribble Valley, West Lancashire and Wyre.

Grants are being given to the following groups:

• Hyndburn Comets Majorette Troupe, which has received £2,000 to fund uniforms and equipment.
• Lancashire Boys and Girls Clubs in Burnley, Ribble Valley and Lancaster, which have been handed over £1,499 to fund games consoles, TVs and trophies so they can stage gaming competitions.
• TheTram Shed Theatre company, which has been given £1,900 to fund staff, programmes and costumes for its activities in Fylde, Wyre and Preston.
• AFC Fylde who have received £2,000 to fund sports activities, training and coaching at Moor Nook Neighbourhood Centre.
• GHS Youth Club, Preston which has received £250 to fund sport equipment and training courses.
• Preston Community Development Association, which has been handed £2,000 to fund pitch hire and a go-karting trip.
• Sporting Challenge in West Lancashire, who were given £2,000 to fund physical activities for people with disabilities.

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

County Councillor Susie Charles, Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools, said: “These grants will help young people to take part in a range of activities, from majorette dancing and football, to go-karting and theatre productions.These grants aim to help young people to learn and develop new skills, be more independent and build their confidence. It’s great that young people have had their say on most of these funding decisions, through local youth councils who have made recommendations to the cabinet as to which projects they think should be funded. These groups play a crucial role in local communities and I’m pleased to provide these grants, which help them continue their vital role supporting young people across the county.”

Any groups that are interested in applying for funding should contact their local district youth council.

Lancashire County Council’s family and wellbeing service has made £111,000 grant funding available for young people and young people’s groups in 2017/18.

For further details of the young people’s grants that were approved by cabinet this week, visit: http://mgintranet/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=122&MId=6709

 

Awards For All £10,000 2018

Sporting Challenge Activities Big Lottery Award

Sporting Challenge are celebrating a £10,000 grant awarded from the Awards For All Big Lottery Fund in 2018.

The registered charity was set up in 2008 by a group of parent carers to provide sporting activities for around 51 people with learning disabilities to keep them fit and healthy.

The Activities take place across West Lancashire during the evening and sometimes at weekends.

Edward McCarthy Sporting Challenge Activities Co-ordinator said: “The funding award from the Big Lottery Fund is fantastic news and secures our long term future. The Awards for All funding will help towards the cost of transport, sessional workers/instructors, venue hire and activity entrance fees.”

Edward added: “It can be difficult to access sport and exercise activities with barriers including parents or carers being unable to physically take them and stay with them at classes, or they can also experience physical difficulties with participating in mainstream sport and exercise classes. Sporting Challenge provides specialist support workers who collect participants from where they live and provide much needed support while they are having fun, before dropping them off back home again. We provide sessions of ten pin bowling, aerobics, swimming, Nintendo Switch Nights and much more.”

 

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