News & Blog

Here you’ll find the latest news from Challengers and blog posts from our community.

Challengers celebrates a decade of exciting events

Author:: Challengers

Challengers, a leading charity dedicated to transforming the lives disabled children, young people and their families across the South East, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of two significant events this year.

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Celebrating Pride with Challengers

Author:: Challengers Communications

We are very excited to share that Challengers will have a stall at Surrey Pride for the very first time this year, thanks to our Play and Youth Leader Harry. Here they explain why Pride celebrations are so important to them and the wider community.

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Challengers Impact Report 2023-24

Author:: Challengers Communications Team

We are pleased to present our Impact Report for 2023-24, which showcases the work that we have done over the past financial year and demonstrates the positive impact that we have had on disabled children, young people, and their families.

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Guest Blog – Disability representation in Bridgerton 

Author:: Arijana Behlic

This month’s guest blog comes courtesy of our Digital Marketing & Communications Officer (and self-confessed film & TV buff) Arijana, who explores how the latest season of Bridgerton positive represents aspects of disability – explaining it in truest regency fashion! 

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Celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week

Author:: Challengers Communications Team

This week we’re celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week (13th – 19th May 2024) which aims to remind people of the significance of mental wellbeing in our lives. Shining a light on this important topic, we interviewed our Community Liaison Manager Zoe Youkee, who is part of Challengers’ Wellbeing team and organises a number of initiatives to support the mental health of members of staff.

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An update on Guildford Pre-school

Author:: Challengers

After many years of providing an early years service from Guildford, it is with great sadness that we have taken the decision to close Challengers Guildford Pre-school at end of Summer Term 2024. 

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Wood Street Jazz Festival – Q&A with Marianne

Author:: Challengers Communications Team

With our 10th Anniversary of the legendary Wood Street Jazz Festival coming up soon on Sunday 21st July, we caught up with Marianne Windham, Chair of Guildford Jazz – which Challengers hosts the event in partnership with – for a Q&A on all things Jazz Fest.

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

Author:: Ella Arbelaez - Rodriguez

To celebrate International Women’s Day, our Head of People and Culture Ella shares some of the things we’re doing at Challengers to ensure that women feel supported, valued and represented.

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