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Challengers Business Club joined by Sally Phillips

Sally Phillips with Farnham Youth Team

On Friday 10th February, the Challengers Business Club met for their first event of 2017 to hear from comedian, actress and writer Sally Phillips at the Challengers Farnham Youthcentre. Sally is best known for writing Channel 4 hit, Smack The Pony, appearing in films like Bridget Jones, and playing much-loved characters in TV programmes like Miranda.

Sally was welcomed by a group of Challengers Parent Ambassadors who swapped stories about their children, their lives and their experiences with Challengers before moving onto a Q&A, in front of guests, led by Challengers parent Gail Bedding. Sally talked about her career in the television and film industry and had the audience captivated with hilarious anecdotes from her experiences. She also spoke about the balance between her career and family life, taking care of her three children.

Sally also spoke about a recent documentary that she is involved with called ‘A World Without Down’s Syndrome?’ which was shown on BBC Two and the end of last year. The documentary focused on Down’s Syndrome and the ethics of pregnancy screening.

Susie Jewell, Corporate Partnerships Manager, said: “It was such a pleasure to have Sally with us today, she was a joy to listen to. Her stories are so interesting and funny and I am thrilled that she has been able to come and speak with the Challengers Business Club today.”

Challengers are a local charity who provide fun and exciting play and leisure schemes for disabled children and young people. Currently supporting over 1,400 families across 26 different schemes, the Challengers Business Club is just one way that the charity raises funds to continue their much needed service.

The Challengers Business Club is a dynamic group of locally based firms committed to growing their businesses whilst supporting Challengers. All members are local and play and active part in the local business community. Being a part of the Business Club gives you access to exclusive quarterly seminars, like this event, hearing from business leaders at the top of their professions.

For more information about becoming involved with the Challengers Business Club, please contact Susie Jewell on 01483 230 060 or email susiejewell@disability-challengers.org. Alternatively, head to the Challengers Business Club section of the website.