Blog & News
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 build for our new accessible playground at Guildford has begun…
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.Read more
Fundraiser Tales: Farnham Hedgehog’s Golf Day
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.Read more
Challengers announces the appointment of new Chair of Trustees, Russell Harvey
We are delighted to announce the appointment of a new Chair of the Board, Russell Harvey. Russell is a highly regarded and experienced Finance professional, having spent over 30 years in Banking and Finance.Read more
The Challengers Child Listening Programme
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.Read more
The Kindness of Time
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.Read more
‘Surrey Sloths’ raise over £10,000 for Challengers!
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.Read more
Spinnaker Tower Abseil 2022
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.Read more
Our amazing 2022 London Marathon team!
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.Read more
Challengers Pasta Party 2022!
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.Read more