The Triathlon England North West Relays will take place on Sunday 24th September in Blackpool. The event is now in it’s 3rd year and is aimed solely at children. In the first year the event attracted 50 teams, the second year went up to 90 teams and the aim is to be even bigger this year. The event is a combined inititive between all the North West Junior Triathlon Clubs and it’s a great opportunity for youngsters to take part in a fast and furious event just like their triathlon heroes.
Epic Kidz has donated £250 to the Relays. This will allow them to purchase medals and race numbers for the event for all the children taking part.
If anyone would like more information about the Relays or would like to enter CLICK HERE.
Back in September 2016 Epic Kidz donated £600 to 1st Oswaldtwistle Scout Group to allow them to be able to purchase a new patrol tent.
The Scouts have been back in contact to say thank you to everyone for their donations as they now have a new 8 man patrol tent (old school tent) which was made to order. It will last for decades and will benefit hundreds of Cubs and Scouts that pass through their ranks.
The Scouts finally got to use their new tent for the first time recently when they took part in a district camp which included a 9km incident hike around the Ribble Valley, visiting bases to carry out tasks like first aid, river crossing, stretcher races and much more.
Warton Warriors Football Team is a local team for children that participates in the Lancaster & Morecambe Service to Youth League (LMSYL). It currently has around 20 children registered and is a mix of boys and girls. There is an U9’s team and they are currently looking at an U7/U8 team too.
The team is run by supportive parents who volunteer their time to coach, administer and help on match days. Warton Warriors is a small village team and is often up against far bigger clubs yet they are still successful, winning many games and sticking to their philosophy of making football accessible and keeping the enjoyment in the game.
The Warton Warriors have a FA “Respect” banner that the parents and spectators stand behind to watch the matches. The banner is quite old and has started to fall apart so the club have been looking into raising funds to obtain a new one. They have also had a number of footballs lost/stolen recently and have been much in need of getting replacements. Epic Kidz has donated £250 to Warton Warriors to allow them to purchase their new Respect banner and to replace all their missing footballs.
Lancaster & Morecambe Voluntary Police Cadets are young adults aged 13-18 who have an interest in the Police & want to give something back to communities. Currently there are about 30 cadets of mixed ages and genders from all sorts of backgrounds. The Cadet moto is “lets get out there & do some good”. Their aims are to promote a practical understanding of policing in young people, give them a chance to be heard and to participate positively in their communities.
The Cadets have volunteered at many community events, they have helped clean up the cycle track in Lancaster, collected for food banks, raised money for St John’s Hospice and helped out at local sporting events to name just a few activities they have been involved in this year.
Epic Kidz has donated £500 towards the Lancaster & Morecambe Voluntary Police Cadets which will help them continue their hard work throughout the local community.
The Army Cadet Force is one of the country’s largest voluntary youth organisations and is also one of the oldest, tracing its history as far back as 1859. Lancashire Army Cadets is home to over 900 cadets and 190 volunteers in 34 detachments across Lancashire.
The ACF acknowledge that many young people are missing out on challenges and adventures that could transform their lives and they aim to change that with their cadets. They welcome boys and girls aged over 12 of all abilities and backgrounds. They encourage their cadets to learn more, do more and try more. They inspire them to aim high and pursue their goals, no matter what they aim to do in life.
Whilst some of their activities have a military theme, most have more of a community focus but they all inspire young people to challenge their limits, become more independent, confident and able to step up to any challenge. All activities are provided at a very low cost or free.
Epic Kidz has donated £500 to the Lancashire Army Cadets which will go towards their many yearly activities and fundraising good causes they take part in.
You can find out more about the army cadets HERE
St Peter’s High School has had a tremendously successful year on the rugby pitch and 3 teams (year 7, 8 & 10) have qualified for the National Finals, to be played in London this Summer. The year 7 team are playing at Wembley as a curtain raiser to the Challenge Cup Final!
All 3 teams are the reigning North West Counties Champions and as a school they are the current National Rugby League School of the Year.
Whilst being delighted with the success, the school have had to raise money to cover the transport, food, accommodation and kit for the children to be able to play in the finals. Epic Kidz has donated £500 towards this to help give the children some great memories that will last them a lifetime.
Bolton Hospice provides specialist care for the people of Bolton who have life-limiting illnesses, and supports their families. Hospice care is not just a building, it is a way of caring for people.
The care Bolton Hospice provides aims to improve the lives of people whose illness may not be curable. They help people to live as actively as possible after diagnosis to the end of their lives, however long that might be and place the highest value on respect and choice.
The team of doctors, nurses and other professional staff provide specialist care and support for local people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, in the hospice and at home. They not only take care of patients’ physical needs, they consider their emotional, spiritual and social needs too. And support families and close friends, both during illness and in bereavement.
Bolton Hospice provides care throughout a patient’s illness, so they achieve the best possible quality of life. This includes end of life care, helping them to achieve a good death incorporating four key principles: respect, time to plan, care and support.
Bolton Hospice is mainly funded by local people. The Hospice relies on the support of local people to raise a staggering £3.4 million every year (around £9360 every day)! A £1000 donation could pay for 62.5 hours of specialist, compassionate nursing care at the Hospice.
Epic Kidz has donated £1000 to Bolton Hospice on behalf of the guys at Greater Manchester Fire Service.