Tonight the Sporting Challenge members took part in a Bat Walk around Ruff Wood let by Harold and Michael who are Bat Conservation Trust Volunteers. The night was really interesting and everyone enjoyed it. Thanks to Michael and Harold.
Sporting Challenge’s Second Holiday has just took place, between 31st August to 2nd September 2018.
The group went to Castle Head Field studies Centre near Grange Over Sands. Charlton Mini Coaches based in Burscough took the group to the centre.
The group had a great time and tried: team challenges, low ropes, a day on Lake Windermere including canoes and outdoor art, a bush craft and campfire night, some football and crate stack.
The accommodation was great and the group enjoyed the food which was fantastic.
Edward McCarthy Activities Organiser said: “The venue was fantastic. Our group had a brilliant time. Everyone relished the opportunity to try new outdoor challenges. Some of out group had never been away for a weekend before. The centre was brilliant and had much to offer us. I would like to thank the Sporting Challenge staff who came the weekend. I would to thank our funders who made the weekend possible.”
In Saturday the 11th August Sporting Challenge had an enjoyable trip to the Lake District. The group went to Bowness on Windermere. They went by a Don Fraser Coach from Burscough then Skelmersdale. Once there the group did some sightseeing, had lunch and then finally had a boat ride on Lake Windermere. Then the group came home. The group had a great day and the weather was sunny.
The day was funded by grants from the Barchester Foundation, Burscough Parish Council, Skelton Bounty and the Lancashire County Council Champion for Youth.
Edward McCarthy: “I would like to thank the funders who made the day possible. The group really enjoyed today.”
Sporting Challenge were set up in 2008, they support adults with disabilities to take part in sports and social activities with staff support which gives their families a break.
Sporting Challenge Activities had two sailing and watersports sessions organised by West Lancs Yacht Club in Southport . Some event photos are below taken by the club.
The group is going again in 2019.
Edward McCarthy Activities Organiser said: “The group had a lot of fun. It was great seeing people get onto the water for the first time. A big thank-you to WLYC from the group. We are already looking forward to next year! ”
Sporting Challenge Activities had a unique opportunity this week on the 6th June when the group took part in their second Sailing Taster Night. The night was organised by West Lancs Yacht Club in Southport . Some event photos are below, more to follow. We tried sailing boats and a speed boat. The group is going again in 2019. Edward McCarthy Activities Organiser said: “The group had a lot of fun. It was great seeing people get onto the water for the first time. A big thank-you to WLYC from the group. We are already looking forward to next year! ”