SPORTING CHALLENGE have been awarded £1,050.80 from the Skipton Building Society to go towards the cost of various sporting activities over the next year.
This funding will allow the Sporting Challenge to try new activities as well as ones tried before.
The donation will enable the group to introduce more people in the area who have learning difficulties to creative and fun exercise sessions.
Sporting Challenge is made up of parents and carers who have been providing sporting activities for around 30 people with learning difficulties in West Lancashire for nearly three years.
They organise evening and weekend activities including ten pin bowling, aerobics, swimming and now kurling golf.
The classes are a great way for their service users to have fun, make friends and lead an active lifestyle. And they also provide some respite care for their families and carers.
It can be difficult for people with learning difficulties to access sport and exercise activities. Barriers include parents or carers being unable to physically take them and stay with them at classes, and they can also experience physical difficulties with participating in mainstream sport and exercise classes.
This is where Sporting Challenge can really help. It provides special workers who can collect participants from where they live and provide much needed support while they are having fun, before dropping them off back home.
Chairman of Sporting Challenge, John Haggart said: “I am delighted with the donation Sporting Challenge has received from the Skipton as it has enabled us offer more activities for our members.
“Thank you very much on behalf of everyone.”