SPARC Project partnership launch

SPARC Project partnership launch

25th November 2016

Widnes Vikings' partnership with SPARC project was launched yesterday as a large group was given a stadium tour at the Halton Stadium on Monday afternoon.

SPARC is a small charity and was first established in July 1995. SPARC stands for 'Supporting People Achieving Real Choice', and are based in the North West of England, supporting people with Learning Disabilities and their families. 

Widnes Vikings and SPARC Project have formed a partnership in order to provide support to the Borough of Halton. The partnership will see both organisations offer pastoral support to one another, as well as unique experiences for individuals to engage with. 

The partnership was launched yesterday with Joe Purcell leading a tour of the Halton Stadium, ranging from the Widnes Museum and Trophy Room, to taking the group outside onto the I-Pitch and sampling the players Performance Centre at the stadium. 

Cath Mannion of The SPARC Project says: "I would personally like to thank Joe and Dan," she said.

"They were both very welcoming to all of the SPARC members on the tour and made sure that the members all had a good time throughout." 

Dan Scott, Education Partnerships Manager at Widnes Vikings, says: "I am glad that members of the SPARC project thoroughly enjoyed their tour of the stadium," he said.

"I am delighted that the Vikings are able to launch the partnership with the SPARC project, it is a great programme and one that we are keen to work closely with them on a range of programmes."



SPARC Project partnership launch