Local Charity Sporting Challenge enjoy the Bat Walk around Ruff Wood

Local Charity Sporting Challenge have a busy month , they have received a donation of £200 from Arnold Clark.

On the 20th May the members took part in a Bat Walk around Ruff Wood let by Harold and Michael who are Bat Conservation Trust Volunteers. The night was really interesting and everyone enjoyed it.

For more info visit: https://www.bats.org.uk/

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. The charity is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year.

The charity aims to provide sporting activities to encourage people with learning disabilities to keep fit and healthy. They organise activities that our members feel are most beneficial to them in improving their health, fitness, well-being and enjoyment of physical activity and those which they are most likely to continue with. These activities include: Aerobics, Bowling, Boccia, Kurling, Zumba/Dance, Swimming and other Fitness Activities.

They currently support around 60 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.

Activities Coordinator Edward McCarthy: “I would like to thank Arnold Clark for their generous donation. I would like to thank Harold and Michael for their bat walk it was very interesting.”