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Challengers 40th Birthday Party

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who celebrated our 40th Birthday with us on Sunday 30th June!

Joined by old friends, new friends, inspiring parents and our wonderful staff – we couldn’t have asked for a better way to celebrate #40YearsOfPlay.

Kicking off with an exciting performance from Mr Magic Steve, we had some wonderful entertainment from The Straight Circle band, The Cajon Boogaloo Trio, and the rockin’ Bitter Blues.

Not forgetting the amazing Guildford Rock Choir, who kindly let the Challengers team join in for a special rendition of This Is Me!

We also got to play with the adorable Pony Pals, eat some delicious treats and enjoy lots of games.

Photographs by Ingrid Wheeler

The Challengers Awards

We were delighted to present three inspiring people with Challengers Awards. The winners are as follows:

  • The Sandy Tyrell Volunteer Award went to Natasha Morris, a wonderful Parent Ambassador who has been volunteering since 2016. Nominated by Cader Macphail, who said “Her enthusiasm, dedication and commitment is unrivalled”.
  • The Helen Foley Supporter Award was given to Larry Sullivan, Chairman of COINS Foundation.
  • The Colin Hassell Play Award was handed to our wonderful Playworker Alastair Dungey.

Congratulations to everyone who was nominated for an award – you are all heroes!