Sporting Challenge Talent Show

 

 

The Sporting Challenge Talent Showcase Event.

At Burscough Legion, Lord St, Burscough.

Saturday 14th October at 7:30pm.

With raffle.

Entry £5.

With guest hosts.

Sporting Challenge are a registered charity who provide social activities for 45 people with additional needs in West Lancashire.

www.sporting-challenge.org.uk

Sporting Challenge arrange evening and weekend activities that  include Ten Pin Bowling, Aerobics, Swimming and Boccia/Kurling at local Sports Centres. They 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: “Everyone has been practicing a great deal. This is the first event we have put on like this for the public so I hope a lot of people come and show their support. It will be a memorable night.”

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

 

 

Active West Lancs

Sporting Challenge have been awarded £500 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 45 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 some of our evening 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

Calvert Trust Break

On 8th-10th September 2017 Sporting Challenge have been on their first weekend away awarded partially funded by grants from the Community Foundation for Lancashire and the Rank Foundation.

Sporting Challenge, are a group of Parent/Carers who from 2008 have been providing sporting activities for around 45 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. Sporting Challenge 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.

The weekend was at the Calvert Trust Activities Centre in the Lake District. The group left West Lancashire on Friday via a Charlton Minibus. The Friday night included an evening meal, night walk, and social time. On Saturday the group took part in canoeing, meals, a challenge course, swimming and a disco. On Sunday the group took part in climbing, abseiling and ropes before heading home.

Edward McCarthy Sporting Challenge Activities Co-ordinator said: “The weekend  was a huge success. We all had a fantastic time. It was great to see the group taking part in new activities which we don’t normally do.  The Activities Centre was the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake near Keswick, in the heart of the Lake District National Park, the centre had accessible accommodation. They are accessible to people of all ages with sensory, learning or physical disabilities, including those with the most complex needs for which most outdoor centres cannot cater. ”

Edward added : “I was very proud of how the group worked as team and I would like to thank the Sporting Challenge Activities staff and the Centre staff for making the weekend a huge success. We will definitely be looking at having a break again. If amy organisation would like to help with our funding or if you are a interested parent please get in touch.”

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

 

Lancashire County Council Grants for Sporting Challenge 2017

Sporting Challenge have been awarded funding from some of the West Lancashire division of Lancashire County Councillors from the Lancashire County Council Local Member Grant Scheme.

Sporting Challenge, we are a group of Parent/Carers who from 2008 have been providing sporting activities for around 30 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 some of our evening activities in the future. Details of the individual awards are below. Many thanks to Lancashire County Council and it’s respective councillors. Over the last year a number of new adults have started attending and we have also tried some new activities such as sailing.”

  • Cllr David O’Toole – West Lancashire South £200 for one of our varied sessions.
  • Cllr Julie Gibson – Skelmersdale West £250 for one of our varied sessions.
  • Cllr Malcolm Barron – West Lancs North £250 for one of our varied sessions.
  • Cllr Nikki Hennessy – Ormskirk £250 for one of our varied sessions.
  • Cllr Terry Aldridge – Skelmersdale Central £250 for our sessions.
  • Cllr Joan Burrows – Champion for the Elderly £500 for our sessions.

Visit – http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/benefits-and-grants/grants-and-funding/voluntary-community-and-faith-sectors-grants-and-funding/local-member-grants.aspx

and http://www3.lancashire.gov.uk/corporate/web/?siteid=6472&pageid=38603

Visit – www.sporting-challenge.org.uk

 

LCC

Southport Lord Street Roadworks in September

Sefton Council has sent out letters to residents and businesses on Lord Street, Southport to let them know about an upcoming carriageway resurfacing project.

Through a series of technical surveys and engineering analysis undertaken across the borough, Lord Street has been identified as a priority for resurfacing works.

Lord Street will undergo an important series of resurfacing works, to improve the carriageway, commencing on Monday, September 18 and taking approximately six weeks to complete.

In a bid to minimise disruption, the works will be managed in four stages:

Stage 1: Duke Street to Eastbank Street
Stage 2: Eastbank Street to Nevill Street
Stage 3: Nevill Street to Manchester Road
Stage 4: Eastbank Street junction and Nevill Street Junction

Each phase will be carried out between 8am-5pm with the exception of Phase 4, which will be carried out after 7pm.

Pedestrian access to shops and amenities will be permitted at all times, while access for deliveries is restricted between 7.30am to 9am and 5pm to 7pm daily.

There will be ongoing liaisons with properties affected as the works progress.

Diversions will be in place via Duke Street, Victoria Way, Esplanade, Promenade and Seabank Road.

Sporting Challenge Activities September 2017

Flyer below- SCA Flyer Sept 2017

Date Event Venue Cost Start time
4th Sept Bowling Premier Bowl, Southport. £10 7:30pm
6th Sept Boccia and New Age Kurling Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £7 7.30pm
7th Sept Talent Show Rehearsal The Old Peoples Club, Lord St, Burscough. £7 8pm-9pm
8th10th Sept Holiday Calvert Trust, Lake District.
11th Sept Pool/Snooker 22 Club, Moorgate, Ormskirk. £7 7:30pm
13th Sept Wii Night and Virtual Reality Night Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £7 7.30pm
14th Sept Fitness night Fitness night at Burscough Fitness and Racquets Centre. £7 7:30pm
18th Sept Dance Strictly Tea Dance/. Burscough British Legion, Lord St, Burscough. Session by McDonald Dance. £7 7:30pm
20th Sept Boccia and New Age Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £7 7.30pm
21st Sept Music Divine Days Music session at the Greenhill Hub, Skelmersdale. £7 7:30pm
25th Sept Swimming Nye Bevan, Skelmersdale. £7 7:30pm
27th Sept Bowling Premier Bowl, Southport. £10 7:30pm
28th Sept Aerobics The Old Peoples Club, Lord St, Burscough. £7 8pm-9pm

 

August 2017 Flyer

 

New Flyer click below-

SCA Flyer Aug 2017

Edward McCarthy Sporting Challenge Activities Coordinator.

For further information – please contact EdwardatEMSS@gmail.com or                Tel 07971 299606.

 

Date Event Venue Cost Start time
2nd Aug Boccia and New Age Kurling Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £7 7.30pm
7th Aug Talent Show Aerobics The Old Peoples Club, Lord St, Burscough. £7 8pm-9pm
9th Aug Wii Night and Virtual Reality Night Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £7 7.30pm
14th Aug Pool/Snooker 22 Club, Moorgate, Ormskirk. £7 7:30pm
16th Aug Boccia and New Age Kurling Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £7 7.30pm
17th Aug Fitness night Fitness night at Burscough Fitness and Rac-quets Centre. £7 7:30pm
19th Aug Coach Trip Day trip to Llandudno. Includes lunch. Limited places available ,29 places. First come first served. Pick up from by Tesco Burscough and Westgate, Skelmersdale. £15 Approx 9am5pm.
21st Aug Dance Burscough British Legion, Lord St, Burscough. Session by McDonald Dance. 60’s Rock and Roll Night. £7 7:30pm
23rd Aug Bowling Premier Bowl, Southport. £10 7:30pm
24th Aug Music Divine Days Music session at the Greenhill Hub, Skelmersdale. £7 7:30pm
28th Aug Bank Holiday. No activity.
30th Aug Bowling Premier Bowl, Southport. £10 7:30pm
31st Aug Aerobics The Old Peoples Club, Lord St, Burscough. £7 8pm-9pm