EMSS have booked their first holiday for some of the people they support it will be at the Haven Marton Mere site in Blackpool in the summer.

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Funding News March 2018

EMSS have helped these local organisations obtain funding in March:

£500 for 57:14 from The Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund.

£100 for McDonald Dance from LCC Cllr Paul Greenall-Local Member Grant Scheme.

£100 for Timesavers from LCC Cllr Paul Greenall-Local Member Grant Scheme and £100 from the Bickerstaffe Pensioners’ Social Fund.

£250 for the Bickerstaffe Pensioners’ Social Fund from The Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund.

£200 for Four Lane Ends Mission from LCC Cllr Paul Greenall Local Member Grant Scheme.

McDonald Dance funding from the LCC Champion for Youth £500 and Champion for the Disabled £500.

£2000 for Sporting Challenge from the LCC YPS Youth Grant Scheme.

£100 for Sporting Challenge from LCC Cllr Paul Greenall Local Member Grant Scheme.

For more information  call 07971 299606 or email

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Sporting Challenge March 2018 Flyer

Our latest flyer is below-

SCA Flyer March 2018



Date Event Venue Cost if with the group Cost if you come with own support Start time
7th March Music Four Lane Ends Mission,     Bickerstaffe, Skelmersdale Rd near Starbucks. £10 £5 7:30-9pm
9th March Bickerstaffe Disco. Our new Disco. Staff support not provided, use your own support staff. Four Lane Ends Mission. £5 £5 7:30pm-10pm.
12th March Bowling in Southport. Premier Bowl, Ocean Plaza, Southport. Please pick the bowling nearest your house. £10 £6 7:30pm
14th March Boccia and New Age   Kurling The Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £10 £5 7.30pm-9pm.
19th March Dance with McDonald Dance Burscough British Legion, Lord St, Burscough. Session by McDonald Dance. Saucy Salsa.


£10 £5 7:30pm-9pm.
21st March Wii Night and Virtual       Reality Night The Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £10 £5 7.30pm-9pm.
22nd March Aerobics The Old People’s Club, Lord St,           Burscough. £7 £4 8pm-9pm
26th March Bowling AMF Bowling Wigan. Pick the bowling nearest your house. £10 £6 7:30pm




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.