Category Archives: Fundraising

Sporting Challenge Tenth Year get involved !

 

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 westlancsedward@btinternet.com 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 www.sporting-challenge.org.uk or call 07971 299606.

 

 

 

 

Bickerstaffe Christmas Fair

 

Bickerstaffe Christmas Fair took place today , Saturday 25th November at Four Lane Ends Mission Bickerstaffe . The Fair was opened by Edward McCarthy.

Theafternoon included food and drink, raffles, cake stalls, the pound stall, games, other stalls and the chance to meet Father Christmas himself who had time to pop by. The Brownies and Guides had a stall and local business Starbucks from Bickerstaffe.

The funds raised are for Holy Trinity Church.

The grand total raised was £812.

A big thank you to everyone who helped and everyone who attended.

The raffle prizes were donated by local residents and Booths, The Rainford Deli, Quattros, G and E Hallsworth, Rainford Salon , Starbucks, Haye’s Opticians and the Derby Arms.

 

 

 

 

Funding News

 

Some good news. We are to receive £570 to go towards the plastering work in church (nave/chancel). The total amount is £1140. The funds are from the National Churches Trust. More details and photos to come soon….

Other funding news £200 from the Local Member Grant Scheme of LCC from County Cllr Julie Gibson (Skelmersdale West/Labour) towards the Four Lane Ends Mission Car Park Part 2 Project. Many thanks.

 

 

www.nationalchurchestrust.org

http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/benefits-and-grants/grants-and-funding/voluntary-community-and-faith-sectors-grants-and-funding/local-member-grants.aspx

 

 

 

Harvest Festival 8th October and School Harvest Service 9th October

The Harvest Festival took place on Sunday 8th October , a big thank-you to everyone to who helped set up and tidy the church. The collection raised was for the church and Compassion UK.

The School Service was on Monday morning. Well done to all the children and staff for a lovely service. A big thank-you to all the families and friends who came to watch. A big thank you to all the church helpers who packed up the Harvest goods and produce and thank-you to all the children who helped unload at school too.

 

 

Summer Fair at Bickerstaffe

The Holy Trinity Bickerstaffe Summer Fair took place at Bickerstaffe today.

The full amount raised will be announced in due course, currently it is around £1300.

A big thank you to everyone who came and everyone who helped.

A big thank-you to all the organisations/companies who donated a raffle prize: Starbucks, Premier Bowl, Booths, The Derby Arms, The Sandpiper, The Rainford Deli, Quattros and other local residents.

All funds raised will go to the church.

Holy Trinity Church Bickerstaffe New Church Doors

 

On Sunday 2nd July at Holy Trinity Church Bickerstaffe a special commemorative service took place for the new internal church doors.

The new doors replace the original ones and have glass windows, making the church brighter and more welcoming. We can now see people coming into church and this means anyone who needs support can be seen as they approach. This is the first stage of internal improvements some pews are also to be modified in due course.

Edward McCarthy explains: “The doors are funded from a legacy in memory of Mrs Rhoda Critchley who was a well-loved church goer.”

“The Church were awarded funding from the Big Lottery Fund last autumn which has also contributed to the doors project and some additional heater units for inside the church. “

“We would like to thank the Critchley Family for this generous contribution, the doors really make a difference and will be there for many, many years to come.”

“The Doors were made by Simon Parsons of The Woodworkshop, Ormskirk. The Glass and engraving completed by David Jones of Robson’s Glass, Leyland. I would like to thank them for their good work.”

“I would like to thank Merrick for his endless commitment to the doors and all the other work he does behind the scenes.”

“If you would like to see new lovely new doors why not come to one of our services, Sunday mornings at 10:45am.”

 

 

Pictured from left to right – Captain Reverend Andrew Housley, Judith Temple, Tom Critchley, Susan Kennedy and Deputy Church Warden Edward McCarthy.

Door Plaque.

 

For more information visit-

www.holytrinitybickerstaffe.co.uk

www.biglotteryfund.org.uk

New Church Lectern Bible

On Sunday 2nd July at Holy Trinity Church Bickerstaffe a special commemorative service took place for our new lectern Bible.

The new Bible replaces the old one and is memory of Mr Dennis Morris who was a regular church goer.

If you would like to see our new Bible why not come to one of our services, Sunday mornings at 10:45am.

 

For more information visit-

www.holytrinitybickerstaffe.co.uk