Archive for June, 2017
At the end of April Epic Events hosted Horwich Triathlon. The event is one of the North Wests longest established races and is a tough little challenge. This year’s event was also the beginning of the Epic Club Championships. A few of you might have spotted their You Tube video where Mr T explained the rules! Together with a huge trophy, the winning club also got to donate £1000 to a cause of their choice. Despite some underhand (or clever) tactics from some of the local triathlon clubs the eventual winner was Tri Preston, a triathlon club based in Preston.
After celebrating their win all evening, Tri Preston eventually decided to support two causes which are close to their members hearts. The first cause was Cluster Headaches. Around 0.2% of the population suffer from Cluster Headaches and it is a lifelong condition which, at present, is incurable. The pain involved is probably one of the most painful conditions known to humans. A £500 donation was made to Ouch UK.
The second cause was the National Autistic Society. Autism is a lifelong, developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people and how they experience the world around them. Again, a £500 donation was made to the National Autistic Society.
The Epic Club Championships will be run every year in conjunction with Horwich Triathlon and we are very much looking forward to making many more great donations in the future.
The 2nd Seascale Scout Group are a group catering for Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from the age of 6 -14 in Seascale & the surround areas of West Cumbria. They are an ever growing group of fun and enthusiastic youngsters who, like most scout groups, are always trying new activities whether they be land based or water based, heading off to camp or honing new skills.
The 2nd Seascale Scouts joined Epic Events at their recent Sportive, the Lakeland Loop. The guys and girls manned the food stop at Stanton Bridge, a stones throw away from their headquarters. Anyone who was on the sportive will remember these guys. They didn’t stop running about all day, making sure that all the riders were fully stocked with water, sandwiches, cake, tea/coffee and made sure that they all got a cheer or a round of applause as they set off to tackle the last few hills.
All the Lakeland Loop riders donated generously to the Scouts on the day and the Scouts raised a grand total of £250. Epic Kidz has donated a further £250 to the 2nd Seascale Scout Group to match the efforts of the Lakeland Loop riders and the money will be put to good use by the scouts with the numerous camps organised over the summer months.
The Phoenix Youth project is a modern, forward thinking, engaging and exciting Youth Work Project, working with marginalised and disadvantaged young people aged 8-19 in the deprived areas of Cleator Moor, Frizington and Moor Row in Cumbria.
Annually, the Project works with over 500 different children and young people. They aim to raise aspirations, develop positive behaviour, encourage healthy lifestyles and reduce crime, discriminatory and anti social behaviour.
They are the only dedicated youth provision for 8-19 year olds in the area and thus their work is vital to the young people and the wider community.
During a session, the children get involved in a number of activities. They can use pool tables, table football, table tennis, air hockey, computer consoles, karaoke and various board games. There are also talks about the issues that affect the younger generation such as alcohol and drug use, sexual health and they also offer accreditation such as the Duke of Edinburgh and ASDAN Awards.
The group is funded by donations from various companies and the donation from Epic Kidz of £250 is greatly appreciated and will be put to great use in helping to fund the numerous sessions within the project as a whole.
To find out more about the Phoenix Youth Project, check out their website HERE.
Last weekend was the start of the Epic Lakes Swim Series. The series started off with the Ullswater Epic Swim, based from Glenridding in the Lake District. It was a lovely sunny weekend and with over 500 swimmers on the day, the atmosphere on the field was fun and friendly.
The day wasn’t all about swimming, we also organised a family fete to help raise money for the local primary school in Patterdale. There were “traditional” races such as Welly Wanging, Egg & Spoon and 3 Legged Races. They was a tombola, a coconut shy and a fabulous cake and refreshment stall.
The fete was extremely well supported by all the swimmers and their families and thanks to their generosity and enthusiasm, we raised a grand total of £1500 on the day. Patterdale School are extremely grateful to all the swimmers who supported the fete, got involved in the games, sampled their cakes and helped to raise such a fantastic amount.
In addition to the Patterdale School fete, the Ullswater Swim was also supported by the 2nd Penrith Scout Group. The scouts joined us again for a second year and brought a great group of children over to get involved in helping out the swimmers with timing chips and handing out medals. The children all had a great day supporting the swimmers in their achievements. The 2nd Penrith Scout Leader did mention that most of them had spent all of their pocket money on the coconut shy during the day though!
The Scouts are currently fundraising to be able to purchase a new set of tents. Their old set of tents are quite tired are no longer fit for purpose and they hope to replace them ready for the summer camp season.
Epic Kidz has donated £500 to the 2nd Penrith Scout Group to help them with their fundraising efforts so they can take the group camping this summer.
Lancashire Youth Performing Arts (LYPA) has been established since 1992 and offers classes from a diverse spectrum of performing arts which includes dance, drama, voice & creative arts to 3-19 year olds. The LYPA are an independent, not-for-profit organisation, which enables them to provide a welcoming & friendly atmosphere, with the emphasis on fun as well as personal development and achievement through performing arts.
Each year the LYPA are determined to put on a show stopping performance before the summer break and this year has been no exception! The team have been working hard directing the children, helping them to learn lines, making costumes, painting sets, rehearsing non-stop for Peter Pan. They were, however, struggling to raise funds to be able to hire microphones for the show.
Epic Kidz has donated £485.00 to the LYPA to enable them to hire their microphones so that the whole audience will be able to hear the children professionally deliver their lines & sing beautifully.
The LYPA have said “This grant is going to make such a difference to the children’s confidence & performance! We are absolutely delighted to accept this grant and can’t thank Epic Kida enough“
If anyone is interesting in finding out more about the LYPA you can do so via their website http://www.lypauk.com.