In March 2020, Arnold Clark launched their first ever Community Fund to provide financial help to community groups and charities that had been significantly affected by the coronavirus pandemic. We are pleased to announce that, so far, we have received over 13,000 applications from organisations from a wide range of backgrounds.
After a successful Winter Edition, we are thrilled to open up eligibility to a wide range of organisations, and we hope to give financial aid to even more communities in the 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 themselves. Sporting Challenge is a charity that provides the opportunity for adults of 18 and over with learning difficulties the chance to participate in social activities linked to sport. The provision of these activities gives the members’ carers and families much needed respite with the knowledge that they are safe, understood and supported.
Our activities improve members health, fitness, well being and enjoyment of physical activity. These activities include: Aerobics, Bowling, Boccia, Kurling, Zumba/Dance, Swimming and other Fitness Activities. We support people in the West Lancashire area with learning disabilities 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.
The parent / carer will be also to be able to have a short break each week improving their quality of life and general well-being. The people taking part in these events are asked to make a contribution towards the cost of each activity.
For more information visit: www.sporting-challenge.org.uk or call 07971 299606.
Sporting Challenge have been awarded funding from Arnold Clark Community Fund to fund sessional support staff and activity sessions to tackle: loneliness, rural, isolation and fitness levels for our group in West Lancashire.
In July 2021 we received £1,000 from the Arnold Clarke Community Fund which will go towards upgrading some of our office equipment and general running costs.
The Trustees would like to thank Arnold Clark for their kind donation.
A huge thank-you on behalf of the charity.