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Sporting Challenge Tenth Year

 

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.

 

 

 

 

The Percy Bilton Charity

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Burscough based West Lancashire charity Timesavers had been awarded £500 from the Percy Bilton Charity.

Timesavers provide support and work experience opportunities for people with additional needs in West Lancashire.

Timesavers provide work experience to local people with additional needs by providing an administration service for local voluntary organisations. Timesavers was set up in 2010 by a group of parents to provide work experience for local people with additional needs.

Timesavers Trustee and Secretary  Edward McCarthy “I am delighted with the support we have received from the Percy Bilton Charity. This funding is for new printers. On behalf of Timesavers I would like to thank them for their support it will make a huge difference.”

Visit  www.timesavers.org.uk and http://www.percy-bilton-charity.org/ for more information.

Warburtons

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Burscough based West Lancashire charity Timesavers had been awarded £250 from Warburtons Burnley bakery are able to help fund their work.

Timesavers provide support and work experience opportunities for people with additional needs in West Lancashire.

Timesavers provide work experience to local people with additional needs by providing an administration service for local voluntary organisations. Timesavers was set up in 2010 by a group of parents to provide work experience for local people with additional needs.

Timesavers Trustee and Secretary  Edward McCarthy “I am delighted with the support we have received from the Warburtons. This will help fund some of our work over the next year. On behalf of Timesavers I would like to thank them for their support it will make a huge difference.”

Visit  http://www.warburtons.co.uk/corporate/responsibility/community/grant  for more information.

Trusthouse Funding Award

A local charity is celebrating after receiving £1000 from the Trusthouse Charitable Foundation so that they can continue to provide support and work experience opportunities for people with additional needs in West Lancashire.

Timesavers provide work experience to local people with additional needs by providing an administration service for local voluntary organisations. Timesavers was set up in 2010 by a group of parents to provide work experience for local people with additional needs.

Edward McCarthy, from Timesavers said: “We are delighted with this very donation. People with additional needs can struggle to find employment but thanks to the donation, we will be able to continue providing work experience and other opportunities to residents in West Lancashire. We hope our recent funding awards can allow for new opportunities for our participants and allow for the further growth of the charity. I hope that any employer reading this article will come to our assistance by providing unpaid office work experience for one of our clients for just a few hours per week. Your help would be very much appreciated. If any local companies can help then please contact me by email at westlancsedward@btinternet.com

For more information on the award please visit: http://trusthousecharitablefoundation.org.uk/

For more information visit: www.timesavers.org.uk

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Computer Course in Burscough

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Beginner’s Computer Course. 

Burscough Hub in association with Burscough Parish Council have teamed up with the WEA to provide free computer courses for residents of Burscough and surrounding areas.

The course run from 8th November 6pm-8pm on Tuesdays each week, with refreshments. The start time maybe later as time goes on.

The courses are held at the Burscough Methodist Church Hall (upstairs room) and are suitable for absolute beginners and for improvers and you can bring your own computer or tablet or use ones provided.

Sporting Challenge Activities with Timesavers are supporting you to go to the course, for £5 we will take you to the course and support you.

Please book your place like any other activity.

Or if you want to without our support on your own you need to book a place by telephone call the Parish Council office on 01704 894914 or email admin@burscoughpc.org.uk

Burscough Methodist Church Hall, Orrell Lane, Burscough, Ormskirk L40 0SG.

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Greetings Cards

Cards made today by Timesavers supported by Divine Days Community Arts.

Visit www.timesavers.org.uk  and www.divinedays.co.uk

We make bestoke cards please get in touch. http://www.timesavers.org.uk/contact/