Blog

Here you’ll find blog and news posts from our Senior Leadership Team, Trustees, parents and staff to share interesting thoughts and ideas, and keep you in the loop with other exciting things happening at Challengers.

The Big Give 2022

Author:: Izzy Calderwood

Exciting news – Challengers are taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2022! In case you haven’t heard of this before, the Big Give is your opportunity to DOUBLE your donation to Challengers (at no extra cost to you) and provide double the fun for disabled children at Challengers.

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The Challengers Child Listening Programme

Author:: Charlotte Bagchi

As well as gathering annual feedback from parents and carers, we also make sure to get insight directly from children and young people about their time at Challengers, to check they are enjoying it and to see whether there is anything we can improve as part of our our Child Listening Programme.

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The Kindness of Time

Author:: Helena Burke

We are delighted to announce that Alexis Krite, David Reading and Max Bevan have released a book of 30 short stories under the title of ‘The Kindness of Time’, with all profits from the sale of the book coming to Challengers.

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‘Surrey Sloths’ raise over £10,000 for Challengers!

Author:: Helena Burke

After four pandemic postponements the Leader of Guildford Borough Council, Councillor Joss Bigmore and five friends, Tom Hufton, Nick Thomson, John Jopp, Steve Allen and Ken Stannard finally made it to the Alps, completing 700km of cycling, and climbing the equivalent of Everest twice in just 6 days.  

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Fifa World Cup Sweepstake 2022!

Author:: Alex Devoy

Get your friends or colleagues involved and raise money for Challengers while celebrating the world cup! The 2022 FIFA World Cup is […]

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Challengers Christmas Cards

Author:: Alex Devoy

Christmas cards are an excellent way to support Challengers as well as spread festive cheer. Manufacturing costs were kindly donated by our generous supporter, Derek Arden, so that 100% of the proceeds go directly to Challengers! The time is fast approaching and if you are a lover of everything Christmas just as much as we are, then you will be excited to hear we have two BRAND NEW Christmas Card design for 2022.

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Spinnaker Tower Abseil 2022

Author:: Becky Cox

We had a fantastic day at our Spinnaker Tower Abseil on Saturday 24th September 2022! We were so proud of our incredible team of 34 epic abseilers. The Spinnaker Tower stands at a mighty 100m, and it was so inspiring to watch them take on this amazing challenge for Challengers.

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Our amazing 2022 London Marathon team!

Author:: Becky Cox

We had an amazing time at Mile 21 supporting our fantastic team of 13 London Marathon runners on Sunday 2nd October! All of our runners did us extremely proud, taking on the iconic 26.2 miles through the famous streets of our capital, and raising an incredible sum for Challengers. 

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Gen’s Six Runs for Six Years 

Author:: Izzy Calderwood

Gen joined Challengers as CEO in February 2022 and believes she shouldn’t ask someone to do something she has not done herself, so she set herself the challenge of six runs to help raise awareness of Challengers and help raise funds to bring more smiles and laughter to children and families.   

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