Archive for December 2012

Wheelchair Basketball Club receives funding

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Liverpool Greenbank Wheelchair Basketball Club (LGWBC) has received a funding boost thanks to players of a charity lottery.

LGWBC was awarded £1905 by People’s Postcode Trust, a grant-giving charity, funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

The club will use the money to encourage more people to stay involved or take up the sport by:

  • supporting the cost of  weekly wheelchair basketball training session
  • offering fun lunchtime development sessions for young people who study at Greenbank College
  • run have a go sessions to introduce wheelchair sport
  • Assist the club to maintain equipment

Club coach Gerry Kinsella said:

“This support is fantastic and makes a real difference to the work of LGWBC and what we can achieve. We want to help as many people as possible to play this fantastic sport”.

People’s Postcode Lottery is Britain’s charity lottery. Players play with their postcodes to win cash prizes while raising money for good causes.  As a charity lottery, £2 from every monthly lottery ticket charities and community initiatives across England, Scotland and Wales, including People’s Postcode Trust.  People’s Postcode Lottery believes in supporting local communities so the money raised by players in each country, stays in that country.

LGWBC Training Session:

Every Wednesday from 16 January 2013
6-7pm – beginners / have a go session
7-8pm – for those who have some/lots of experience

College Learner Development Session:

Every Monday from 21 January – 11 February 2013

3 for 2 Gym Offer

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Money tight after Christmas but want to get fit in the New Year?

We are offering 3 months gym membership for the price of 2 –
pay just £40 for 3 months off peak or £54 for 3 months peak.

Now there is no excuse not to stick to your new years resolution!

Offer ends Thursday 31 January 2013

Terms and Conditions

1.    Open to new members only.

2.    Offer only valid for first 3 months of membership.

3.    Students must provide valid student ID e.g. NUS Extra Card.

Sports Hall improvements

Friday, December 7th, 2012

We have recently been successful in securing charitable funding from Sport England, Football Foundation and Wooden Spoon Charitable trust which will allow us to improve sports hall facilities and disability sports services offered.

As a user of the facility we would would like to let you know what is happening and how you may be affected:

Building work

Work will start on 10 December on a 12 week building programme to extend the sports hall. While we will not need to cancel sports bookings during this period there may be some disturbances in terms of noise.

Refurbishment of Sports Hall Floor

Between 27th December and 14 January the sports hall floor will be sanded, sealed and new court markings laid down. As a result of this we will have to cancel ALL bookings during this period. We apologise for any inconvenience this will cause but hope you understand the positive benefit this will have for service users in the future.

If you have any questions, please call us on 0151 280 7757 or email

Guardian and Observer 2012 Christmas Charity Appeal

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Under this year’s theme of ‘Transforming Disabled Peoples’ Lives’ Greenbank has been selected as one of eight charities to benefit from the Guardian and Observer’s Christmas Charity Appeal.

Greenbank Chief Executive Gerry Kinsella said

“we are absolutely delighted to have our work recognised in this way. To be given a national platform to publicise our work is fantastic and will mean that we are able to do so much more for disabled people in our area.

It is so important for disabled people to be given the opportunity to participate at all levels of society; whether it is in sport, education or employment and by supporting this appeal people can make a real difference.

Greenbank celebrates 30 years of providing services for disabled people in February 2013 and this is a tremendous birthday gift!”

It is Greenbank’s work to offer sporting opportunity for disabled people at Greenbank Sports Academy which is a particular focus of the Christmas Appeal.

Greenbank also offers education and employment opportunity for disabled people at the Sports Academy and Greenbank College.

The other charities benefitting from the appeal are Oily Cart, Sense International, Disability Law Service, Ambitious about Autism, The Ace Centre, Queen Elizabeth Foundation for Disabled People and Basic Needs.

Read the article about Greenbank which appeared in The Guardian on 19 December 2012.