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:

Sailing on the 6th June 2018

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! ”

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.