Waitrose Green Token Scheme Funding Award

Sporting Challenge have been awarded £290 from the Formby Waitrose “Green Token” scheme.

By placing a token in the Community Matters box at your local branch you’re helping your community. Since its launch in 2008, the scheme has donated around £35 million to good causes in store and online

At the end of your shop in branch, you’ll receive a token to place in a box of the good cause you’d most like to support. The more tokens a cause gets, the bigger the donation they receive. Each month every Waitrose branch donates £1,000 (£500 in Convenience shops) between 3 local good causes that you choose.

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Online, Waitrose.com also shares a donation of £25,000 between 3 national causes. After checkout, you will be asked to vote for one of the national causes we are supporting. Each cause will receive a share according to the number of votes – just as we do in our branches.

Edward McCarthy Activities Organiser said: “I would to thank Waitrose for this very kind funding award.”

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.waitrose.com/content/waitrose/en/home/inspiration/community_matters.html

 

Furness Building Society Funding Award

Sporting Challenge have been awarded £150 from the Furness Building Society.

The Furness Community Awards Scheme gives local people the chance to apply for £150 to give them a helping hand with the fantastic work they already do to help others in their local community. So whether you need a new kit, want to give your youth club or nursery a lick of paint or simply need help with a fundraising event they could help.

Edward McCarthy Activities Organiser said: “I would to thank the Furness Building Society for this very kind funding award.”

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.furnessbs.co.uk/furness-community-awards-scheme/

 

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:

September Flyer

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SCA Flyer Sept 2018

Event Venue Cost if with the group Cost if you come with own support Start time
3rd Sept Pool/Snooker 22 Club, Moorgate, Ormskirk. £10 £5 7:30pm9pm.
10th Sept Dance with McDonald Dance Burscough British Legion, Lord St, Burscough. Session by McDonald Dance.

 

Now at Bickerstaffe Holy Trinity Church.

Tonight is salsa.

£10 £5 7:30pm9pm.
12th Sept Boccia and New Age Kurling The Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £10 £5 7.30pm9pm.
17th Sept Bowling in Southport Bowling at Southport. £10 £6 7:30pm
20th Sept Fitness Night at the gym. Burscough Fitness and Rac-quets Centre. £10 £5 7:30pm9pm.
26th Sept Nintendo Switch Night and Virtual Reality Night The Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £10 £5 7.30pm9pm.
27th Sept Aerobics The Old Peoples Club, Lord St, Burscough. £7 £4 7:30pm8:30pm

 

Ormskirk and Maghull Lions

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.

The Ormskirk and Maghull Lions have kindly awarded the group £100 to help fund their sessions.

Edward McCarthy: “I would like to thank the Ormskirk and Maghull Lions for their generous funding award.”

Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world every day because they share a core belief – to serve their community. Founded in 1917, they are best known for fighting blindness, but we also volunteer for many different kinds of community projects – including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and aiding seniors and the disabled.

Lions award grants. Since 1968, the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has awarded more than US$700 million in grants to support Lions humanitarian projects around the world.

Lions help during disasters. Together, our Foundation and Lions are helping communities following natural disasters by providing for immediate needs such as food, water, clothing and medical supplies – and aiding in long-term reconstruction.

For more about Lions Clubs, go to www.lionsclubs.org

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

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.

 

 

 

Skelton Bounty Grant

Sporting Challenge have been awarded £1599 from Skelton Bounty for their activities. The funds are for : staff costs £800, a boat trip £278.40, Nintendo Switch games £120.60 and coach hire £400.

Sporting Challenge are a family led charity supporting people with learning disabilities, where all members of the Board of Trustees are parents and carers themselves.

The charity aims to provide sporting activities to encourage people with learning disabilities to keep fit and healthy. Their activities include: Aerobics, Bowling, Boccia, Kurling, Zumba/Dance, Swimming and other Fitness Activities.

They support around 53 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. Sessional staff live across the borough of West Lancashire and are fully trained in order to perform their duties.

Skelton Bounty supports registered charities from within the geographical County of Lancashire, as it existed in 1934, particularly favouring:

  • Equipment for organisations supporting the elderly and people with disability and for youth groups,
  • Holidays for disadvantaged children and carers.

Their trustees prefer to make grants of a capital rather than a revenue nature. They are inclined to favour specific capital projects of proven viability rather than making contributions to general expenditure. It is their preferred policy to make relatively modest grants to a wide number of applicants rather than large grants to a small number of applicants.

Grants are only made to legally constituted, registered charities. Grants are not made to individuals. Applications from charities in successive years are not viewed favourably. The Governors do not usually fund large building appeals or revenue expenditure.

Edward McCarthy Sporting Challenge Activities Organiser said: “I wish to thank Skelton Bounty for their very generous funding award.”

Edward added: “Our numbers are growing. Our group really make a difference. If you want to know more information get in touch  call 07971 299606 or email EdwardatEMSS@gmail.com 

For more information read our leaflet- SCA Leaflet 2018

For more information on Sporting Challenge visit: www.sporting-challenge.org.uk 

Visit https://www.lcvs.org.uk/grants/skelton-bounty/

 

Sporting Challenge 10th Anniversary Celebration

Sporting Challenge celebrated  their first 10 years by holding a big party in Burscough on Saturday 21st July at the British Legion in Burscough.

The party was a huge success, there was a buffet, a disco and a raffle.

Sporting Challenge are a family led charity supporting people with learning disabilities, where all members of the Board of Trustees are parents and carers themselves.

The charity aims to provide sporting activities to encourage people with learning disabilities to keep fit and healthy. Their activities include: Aerobics, Bowling, Boccia, Kurling, Zumba/Dance, Swimming and other Fitness Activities.

They support around 53 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. Sessional staff live across the borough of West Lancashire and are fully trained in order to perform their duties.

Edward McCarthy Sporting Challenge Activities Organiser said: “I can’t believe we are ten years old. Time goes by so fast. On behalf of Sporting Challenge I wish to thank everyone who has helped us over the ten years. I wish to especially thank all the families and our staff. I would also like to thank the committee. Our activities make a huge difference. I wish to thank Yummy’s Catering for our fantastic buffet, the British Legion in Burscough for hosting our party, Gary Reece for being our DJ and entertaining us. I also wish to thank everyone who donated a raffle prize.”

Edward added: “Our numbers are growing. Our group really make a difference. If you want to know more information get in touch  call 07971 299606 or email EdwardatEMSS@gmail.com 

For more information read our leaflet- SCA Leaflet 2018

For more information on Sporting Challenge visit: www.sporting-challenge.org.uk 

August Flyer

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Southport and Formby Special Athletes Info

SCA Flyer Aug 2018

Date Event Venue Cost if with the group Cost if you come with own support Start time
1st August Bowling Bowling at AMF Wigan. Please pick the bowling nearest your house. Please pick one bowling event only. £10 £6 7:30pm
8th August Boccia and New Age   Kurling The Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £10 £5 7.30pm-9pm.
11th August Coach Trip Trip to Bowness on             Windermere £10 £10 All day , details on other page
15th August Bowling in Southport Bowling at Southport. Please pick the bowling nearest your house. Please pick one     bowling event only. £10 £6 7:30pm
20th August Dance with McDonald Dance Burscough British Legion, Lord St, Burscough. Session by McDonald Dance. Foxtrot and Waltz night.

 

£10 £5 7:30pm-9pm.
22nd August Nintendo Switch Night and Virtual       Reality Night The Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £10 £5 7.30pm-9pm.
30th August Aerobics The Old People’s Club, Lord St, Burscough. £7 £4 7:30pm-8:30pm

Yorkshire Building Society Funding Award £1600

Sporting Challenge have been awarded £1600 towards costs from the Yorkshire Building Society’s Charitable Foundation.

Edward McCarthy from Sporting Challenge:  “A huge thank-you on behalf of Sporting Challenge. This makes a huge difference.”

This money is to be used for:

  • Session booking costs ( e.g room hire/coaches/instructors/bowling game costs) £1000.
  • Coach hire for Short Break in Lake District Castle Head £500.
  • Games for Nintendo Switch £100.

Total £1600.

Visit www.sporting-challenge.org.uk

Visit – https://www.ybs.co.uk/societymatters/charitable-foundation/index.html