News & Blog

Here you’ll find the latest news from Challengers and blog posts from our Senior Leadership Team, Trustees, parents and staff to share interesting thoughts and ideas.

Wow – what a day we had at the London Marathon 2023! 

Author:: Becky Cox

We were delighted to cheer on our awesome team of 14 who all smashed the iconic London Marathon on behalf of Challengers on Sunday 23rd April! We were in total awe of them all, not just for running 26.2 miles, but for all their hard work over the past six months with their endless training and amazing fundraising.  

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CEO Blog – Challengers feature on BBC News

Author:: Gen Dearman

Challengers were featured on BBC South Today and BBC London News over the Easter weekend, and were on BBC Radio Surrey to share our story about the impact of reduced funding  across the sector and how families are missing out on much-needed respite.  

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Challengers Pasta Party 2023!

Author:: Becky Cox

We recently hosted our annual Pasta Party to celebrate our incredible London Marathon and Royal Parks Half Marathon teams. It was such a pleasure to hear the inspiring stories about how everyone’s training and fundraising were progressing, and why they were taking on these epic challenges to support Challengers.  

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The build for our new accessible playground at Guildford has begun…

Author:: Katie Hunt

Work has started on a new, state-of-the-art inclusive playground at our Guildford play centre on Stoke Park! This specially designed playground is set to have a huge impact on the lives of thousands of disabled children who are often unable to use typical playgrounds in their own communities.  

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Fundraiser Tales: Farnham Hedgehog’s Golf Day

Author:: Izzy Calderwood

Last September we were delighted to join the amazing Farnham Hedgehogs at their annual Golf Day at The Army Golf Club in Aldershot, where 68 players had a lovely day on the course followed by a dinner, raffle and an auction in the Clubhouse all in aid of Challengers. 

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