A big thank you to everyone who helped with the pew alterations. A little more work to do but looking great.
“On behalf of the Mission Mgt Committee I would like to thank all our funders for their generous donations/funding awards. The now completed car park looks great.”
£200 from County Cllr Paul Greenall West Lancs East.
£400 from County Cllr Julie Gibson Skelmersdale West.
£500 West Lancs Borough Council Community Chest.
£500 The Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund.
Please note that the men’s breakfast on Saturday will be at St Michael’s Hall instead of Bickerstaffe School.
Please put the word out.
New Magazine below-
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Special church services at 10.45am in 2018
On Sunday 11th February a special Presentation and Dedication of the new Pew Bibles took place.
The congregation were invited to donate a Bible in memory of a loved on. A special dedication service led by Reverend Andrew Housley took place and families and friends were present to have the new Bibles blessed.
The new Bibles will be used for many years to come and are an important part of our church history.
Details of the service below.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.