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

 

 

Sporting Challenge Tenth Year Anniversary Request For Help

 

Sporting Challenge based in West Lancashire is going to be ten years old this year. The charity will be having a tenth year anniversary celebration in the summer. 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.

Sporting Challenge are asking West Lancashire residents and businesses for their help.

Activities Coordinator Edward McCarthy: “I would like to ask the generous residents and businesses of West Lancashire to make a donation to our charity in its tenth year. This will help us reach the next ten years. You could make a one off donation or sponsor one of our activities. Please email westlancsedward@btinternet.com or call 07971 299606.”

Edward adds: “I would like to thank everyone who has been involved over the ten years. The support staff, the parents and carers, the trustees, the committee members and members of the group itself who come to all our activities and have such a great time week in week out.”

Sporting Challenge organises sporting activities to encourage people with learning disabilities to keep fit and healthy. They organise activities which include: Aerobics, Bowling, Boccia, Kurling, Zumba/Dance, Swimming and other Fitness Activities. Last year the charity organised its first short break.

They currently support around 50 people 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. This number is set to grow over the years to come. Around a third of its members are aged 16-22.

For more details visit www.sporting-challenge.org.uk or call 07971 299606.

 

 

 

 

Sporting Challenge 2018 Short Break

Hedley Foundation :

 

Sporting Challenge based in West Lancashire are one charity who have benefited from funding from the Hedley Foundation.

Sporting Challenge received £1,000 in January to go towards their 2018 Short Break.

The Hedley Foundation is a grant giving charitable foundation which supports small to medium sized charities which work with young people.

William Hedley was born in Newburn, Newcastle in 1773 and went to school in Wylam, 8 miles to the west. He became a colliery manager at the age of 22 and was one of the leading engineers trying to improve the system of transporting coal by horse power along wooden trackways. Cast-iron plate rails (with the flange on the rail rather than on a wagon wheel) were laid at Wylam Colliery in 1808 and William Hedley developed the system of coupling of wheels which gave locomotives with smooth wheels sufficient adhesion, even on smooth rails, to haul a train of loaded wagons. This he patented in 1813, the year in which he also unveiled his famous locomotive, Puffing Billy, with a revolutionary and reliable design to carry power to the coupled wheels.

Puffing Billy marked a major stage in the development of railway locomotion. George Stephenson, generally credited as “father of the railways” (and also brought up and living in Wylam, though it was said he and Hedley were not the best of friends) did not produce his Rocket until 1825. Puffing Billy remained in use until 1862. Although they later moved to the Lake District, William Hedley’s descendants remained coal mine owners until nationalisation in 1947.

The Hedley Foundation was set up in 1971 and endowed from a family trust of which the principal asset was the compensation received on nationalisation. It is a registered company and a charity.

The principal aim of the Trustees’ grant-making is to effect change for the better in the lives of young people.

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 is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year.

The charity aims to provide sporting activities to encourage people with learning disabilities to keep fit and healthy. They organise 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 currently support around 46 people 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. This number is set to grow over the years to come. Around a third of its members are aged 16-22.

Activities Coordinator Edward McCarthy: “I would like to thank the Hedley Foundation for their very generous funding award. The group really enjoyed the 2017 break so I am sure this years’ one will be just as popular !”

For more details visit http://www.sporting-challenge.org.uk or call 07971 299606.

 

 

 

 

Disco Dates 2018

Maghull Disco 2018 Dates-

• 26th Jan
• 23rd Feb
• 16th March
• 27th April
• 25th May
• 29th June
• 27th July
• 31st Aug
• 28th Sept
• 26th Oct
• 30th Nov
• 14th Dec

 

Big Night Out dates:

  • Jan 26th
  • February 23rd
  • March 23rd
  • April 27th
  • May 18th
  • June 29th
  • July 27th
  • Aug 31st
  • Sept 28th
  • Oct 26th
  • Nov 30th
  • Dec 21st

The Big Night Out is at The Wardens, 244 Blaguegate Lane, Skelmersdale Lancs WN8 8TX. Cost £5.

The Maghull Disco is at Maghull Royal British Legion, Liverpool Rd South, Maghull, Liverpool, L31 7DJ. Cost £1.

These are nothing to do with Sporting Challenge.