Hesketh Park Sponsored Walk January 2019

Sporting Challenge organised a sponsored walk at Hesketh Park in Southport. The walk took place on Sunday 6th January 2019 in the afternoon.

Walkers included members of the group, staff and parents.

Edward McCarthy Activities Organiser said: “A big thank-you to everyone who took part in the walk. Funds raised will fund activities for our group in the year ahead.”

Sporting Challenge have raised £410 as of the 18th January 2019. There are some online payments to add on too.

For more information about Sporting Challenge visitr www.sporting-challenge.org.uk

January 2019 Flyer SCA

January 2019 click below:

Sponsorship Form

Southport and Formby Special Athletes Info

SCA Flyer Jan 2019

Date Event Venue Cost if with the group Cost if you come with own support Start time
2nd Jan Bowling in Wigan At Hollywood Bowl Wigan. £10 £6 7:30pm
6th Jan Walk Hesketh Park in Southport.

You can help Sporting Challenge by being sponsored. A form is with the flyer. You do not have to get sponsorship.

£5 £5 Start at 2pm by the Café.
9th Jan Boccia and New Age Kurling The Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £10 £5 7.30pm9pm.
14th Jan Arts and Craft Night Art and Craft Night with Ruth. We will be doing collage. £10 £5 7:309pm.
21st Jan Dance Dance with McDonald Dance. £10 £5 7:30pm9pm.
23rd Jan Bowling At Premier Bowl in Southport. £10 £6 7:30pm.
30th Jan Nintendo Night and VR Night. The Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £10 £5 7:30pm9pm.
31st Jan Aerobics Aerobics with Amanda. At the Burscough Old Peoples Club. £7 £4 7:308:30pm.




Sporting Challenge December 2018 Flyer

Date Event Venue Cost if with the group Cost if you come with own support Start time
3rd Dec Christmas Pool/Snooker 22 Club, Moorgate, Ormskirk. £10 £5 7:30pm-9pm.
5th Dec Christmas Boccia and New Age Kurling The Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £10 £5 7.30pm-9pm.
10th Dec Christmas Party Christmas Party. At the British Legion , Lord St Burscough. Jointly organised with McDon-ald Dance. £10 £5 7:30pm-10:30pm.
12th Dec Christmas Bowling At Premier Bowl Southport. Please wear a festive jumper ! £10 £6 7:30pm
13th Dec Christmas Fitness Night at the gym Burscough Fitness and Racquets Centre. £10 £5 7:30pm-9pm.

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

Click the links below:

SCA Flyer Dec 2018

Aviva Poster for Nov 18

Coop Poster for Nov 18 to 19

Poster for Alice-1 November Flyer.jpg

SP CH Logo 2017





Castle Head Holiday 2018

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.”

The holiday was funded by grants/ donations from:

  • Bickerstaffe Boat Company Donation.
  • Hedley Foundation £1,000.00.
  • Morrison’s Foundation.£1,000.00
  • Ormskirk Rotary Club £250.00.
  • Skelton Bounty £400.00.
  • Yorkshire Building Society £500.00

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

For more info on our venue visit: https://www.field-studies-council.org/centres/castlehead.aspx

Photos of holiday are below:

Lake District Coach Trip

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.

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

Photos are from the trip.




More Sailing Photos

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! ”

May Photos:

June Photos: