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Sports and Recreation Club

Who we are

Lakers Social & Recreational Club is a community-based sports, social and recreation club for children and adults with an intellectual disability. The club provides a wide range of sporting and educational services to members across Leinster from its centre in Bray, Co. Wicklow. 

A Better Future

In Lakers we passionately believe that each member is unique, has their own abilities and is entitled to the opportunity for a better future. Our members develop their skills and abilities through a range of activities such as sport, drama, arts & crafts, cookery and much more. The teamwork and inter-action with other people in these activities promotes the development of social skills, growth in self-confidence and self-esteem. 

Compliance and Transparency

As a Registered Charity, we at Lakers totally support the need for transparency on our sources of income and how we spend this money for the benefit of our members. We fully endorse 
the statement (click to view) recently issued by the Wheel – a support and representative body for Charities.

From our most recent set of Audited Accounts, the highlights of our Income & Expenditure Account for 2012 were as follows: -


Funding from HSE and Pobal 227,265

Activity & Membership Fees  106,366

Fundraising net of expenses  22,817

Sundry Receipts   6,678

TOTAL       363,126


Salaries incl. PRSI, Pension Contrib etc. 220,921

Other Staff Costs – Training, Travel etc.   2,543

Activity Related Expenses  57,269

Building (Rent, Repairs. Light, Heat etc.)  31,822

Transport (Fuel, Tax, Insurance)  13,606

Professional Fees, Bank Charges etc.   5,874

Office Expenses (Telephone, Print etc.)   9,845

Insurance   6,737

Depreciation   3,312

TOTAL       351,929


We showed a surplus on our activities of €11,197.

In addition to providing transparency over our finances, early in 2013 we committed to implement the Governance Code, a code of governance for community and voluntary organisations.  We are currently on what is known as ‘the Adoption Journey’ or in the course of full implementation of this code. We are also in the process of adopting a Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising to ensure that all fundraising activities whether by ourselves or on our behalf follow best practice.

Our Board of Directors contribute their time and experience for free and receive no remuneration or expenses of any kind.

Beyond this brief summary, we encourage our members, supporters and the general public to submit any questions they may have on how Lakers operates and outside the need for confidentiality with respect to our members and staff, we will endeavour to answer fully.

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