Some of our group enjoyed the sun on an Afternoon Tea Canal Cruise by Lancashire Canal Cruises. We went in small socially distant groups. The cruises we had were from Burscough. Everyone enjoyed them.
These sessions were funded by a grant from Active Lancashire.
Here are some photos.
Sporting Challenge have been awarded £2000 from Joanie’s Fund which is a grant programme administered by Herefordshire Community Foundation. A huge thank you to them from Sporting Challenge.
Here are some photos of the August Walks and September Canal Cruises. Looks a lot of fun.
A big thank-you to Active Lancashire for their recent funding award.
This will help fund future activities for the group.
Sporting Challenge: COVID-19 Update
We hope that you are all continuing to keep well and still coping with the constraints that we have all had to live with since earlier this year …
As a charity, we are absolutely committed to keeping all of our members and support staff safe. This has meant we have produced detailed risk assessments for our activities which will provide a guide as to when we can recommence them.
Although there have been significant government relaxation of restrictions, here in the North West of England some of these restrictions are about to be reintroduced due to localised Covid-19 challenges.
The lifting of restrictions has allowed Sporting Challenge to reintroduce some outdoor activities for August and September, however looking ahead to October the view of the trustees is that to recommence our indoor activities is not yet possible primarily due to the challenges of venues not yet meeting our risk assessment criteria and Social Distancing being maintained by both our members, but as importantly others.
We will continue to review the situation and where and when it is possible will advise you of any changes that will allow us to run further activities.
24th August 2020.
In line with the Government’s current advice to reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19), we are no longer accepting cash payment when attending Sporting Challenge activities. We will send out at the end of each month an invoice which will include details of the Sporting Challenge Bank Sort Code and Account Number that the payment is to be made to. If you need any assistance with this please do not hesitate to contact us for help.
If unwell / display COVID-19 symptoms as identified by the NHS
Staff cars will be cleaned prior to picking up anyone and again afterwards.
Face Masks must be worn in the car and will be asked to sit in back so as to maintain distancing from the PA. If no mask at pick up time means we will not bring you.
Bring Hand Gel and ensure that you use it when appropriate and reminders to do so will be given by PA’.s.
All activities will be based ‘outdoors’. If the weather isn’t deemed fit, the activity will be cancelled, and participants will be informed as soon as possible prior to being collected.
Activities have been risk assessed and the group will adhere to 1m social distancing and PPE requirements.
Sporting Challenge cannot be held accountable should a member (or PA) subsequently contracted COVID-19.
Names/addresses of all attendees will be compiled subject to this being needed for the NGS Track and Trace system.
28 7 2020.
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;