The group enjoyed a lovely summer walk around Westhead. We started in Ruff Wood
walked down to Wigan Road , along Alice’s Walk to the old railway line where the
‘Skem Jazzer’ used to take passengers from Ormskirk to Skelmersdale and beyond before
the line closed to freight in 1964. We then carried onto Sandy Lane, then Castle Lane
and stopped for refreshments at the Halton Castle Pub before returning home.
Sporting Challenge, a group of parent carers providing sporting activities for local folk with learning disabilities staged its sponsored walk yesterday, Sunday 15th May.
Despite the wet and wild weather, the group didn’t let that stop them, walking from Burscough Wharf to Heaton’s Bridge and back again.
Said Edward, Sporting Challenge secretary: “We aim to keep members fit and healthy. We also arrange evening and weekend activities include 10 pin bowling, aerobics, swimming and boccia/curling at local Sports Centres.
“Many people with a learning disability don’t take part in any exercise activity because the family carers who support them are either not motivated or unable to take them on such activities which they can’t attend on their own, ” he added.
“Our activities are very popular, and the walk was really enjoyable showing the support we have”.
If anyone would like to still sponsor the walkers please get in touch by calling our chairman John Haggart on 01704 893835