Category Archives: Partner organisations

Tesco Funding for Timesavers for Timesavers


Dear all,

Some good news regarding Tesco , Timesavers are to be part of the Bags of Help Scheme.

Timesavers can be awarded £1000 or £2000 or £4000 depending on votes.

The funding we would receive would fund:

  • Qualified Sessional support staff costs Amount Requested £3000
  • Mileage and transport costs Amount Requested £1000

If we received a lower amount it would be the same ratio.

Voting is in the Burscough store in March/April. Funding awarded a few months later.

Please vote for Timesavers in store !

Best wishes Edward McCarthy.





Co-op Local Community Fund

Co-op Local Community Fund

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Welcome to the Co-op Local Community Fund

The Co-op Local Community Fund helps to support local projects that our members care about. Since its launch in 2017, Co-op members have raised £39 million pounds for over 12,000 local causes. We’re delighted that Sporting Challenge will now be able to access this funding opportunity.

How the fund works

Every time our members shop at the Co-op, 1% of what they spend on Co-op branded products and services helps fund community projects. Members can shop at any Co-op Group stores across the UK to raise money for your cause.

Members can choose which causes to support by signing into their membership account or by calling the membership helpline on 0800 023 4708. Your cause will be available for members to select until November 2019.

Your cause will receive two payments as part of the Local Community Fund. The first payment will be in June 2019 and the last payment in November 2019.

Your cause profile page

Every cause has a page on our membership website. This includes information about your cause and the project you want to complete. To encourage members to support your project, share the following link on social media:

Sporting Challenge:

The funds we receive are to help fund our sessions and next short break.

Your local stores

We ask colleagues in your community to help promote your involvement in the fund and support your cause for the next 12 months.

The stores in your community are:

  • Aughton –       Town Green Lane  Ormskirk           L39 6SF     Food
  • Ormskirk,       Wigan Road Ormskirk           L39 2AU     Food
  • Cookson Tyrer (Burscough)          Burscough       L40 5UU     Funeral Care
  • Ormskirk        Ormskirk        L39 2AU           Funeral Care
  • Plus Rainford, Skelmersdale, St Helens and more.

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£3000 William Openshaw Street Trust

Timesavers based in West Lancashire, have been awarded £3000 from the William Openshaw St Trust to fund their work placements and office work sessions for activities for people with disabilities.

The William Openshaw Street Trust, makes grants to registered charities working in Jersey and Lancashire (as defined before the 1974 boundaries changes). The Trust supports a wide range of activities in the following categories:

  • Education
  • General welfare (particularly the elderly, the blind and the disabled)
  • Family and social welfare

Edward McCarthy said: “On behalf of Timesavers I wish to thank the charity for their most generous funding.”

For more information on Timesavers call 07971 299606 or email

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Thomas Wall Trust

Timesavers have been awarded £1000 towards running costs for various sessions from the Thomas Wall Trust.

Thomas Wall II created his Trust in 1920 for the “encouragement and assistance of educational work and social service”. Today, the Trust continues to assist in these areas by providing grants to individuals and organisations.

Edward McCarthy Secretary of Timesavers: “A huge thank-you on behalf of Timesavers. This makes a huge difference.”

Our regular sessions are on-going, the Computer Drop In sessions will start again later in the year.


Timesavers is a charity set up in 2010 by a group of parents who were concerned by the lack of paid jobs or work experience placements in administration for people with learning disabilities in West Lancashire where they could gain their skills in a supportive environment and on a one to one basis if required.

They provide qualified sessional workers who collect them from where they live, support the people whilst they are at the office, then return them home after their training/ work experience. The learners are encouraged to join a local job club and given help to produce a CV and a speculative letter to go with it working in conjunction with Lancashire County Council Employment Support Service.

Our sessions are at our Skelmersdale office or the Computer sessions at Bickerstaffe Four Lane Ends Mission, these will start again later in the year.

Support staff for Timesavers are provided by Linkability (West Lancs) , Divine Days Creative Arts CIC and Edward McCarthy Support Services.

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Visit or call 01704 893835 or 07971 299606.

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 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 or call 07971 299606.