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The Big Give 2021

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Meet Eleanor and her family. Eleanor is nine years old and loves coming to Challengers. When she arrives at our Playschemes, she runs through the door without hesitation and goes on to have the best day, coming home happy, tired and a little bit dishevelled – exactly how it should be after a fun day of play!

“As a family, we’re happy when Eleanor is happy, which we know she is at Challengers. It gives us the chance to do things we can’t do easily when she is with us – even popping out for a coffee of going to the shops is often fraught with difficulty. It also means we can focus on Eleanor’s younger sister which is hugely important.”

– Alison, Eleanor’s Mum

Challengers is a lifeline for families like Eleanor’s and so this Christmas we bring to you …

Our ‘Pledge for Play’

For one week only, between 30th Nov – 7th Dec, donations made through the Big Give website  will be matched, meaning Eleanor and friends get twice the opportunity to play at Challengers!


Why not donate…

  • In lieu of sending Christmas cards around the office
  • As a Christmas gift to a friend or family member
  • As part of your company’s Christmas party or yearly CSR contribution
  • To stand with children like Eleanor and give them the gift of play this Christmas

Between 30th Nov – 7th Dec, we aim to raise £32,000 which will give 175 children like Eleanor a day of play at Challengers. Throughout the matching week, we will be sharing more about how our ‘Pledge for Play’ campaign will impact families of disabled children, like Eleanor’s.

You can hear a bit more about Eleanor’s Story here.

Pop the date in your diary and share it with your friends. Together you can give twice as much joy to a child like Eleanor this Christmas.

Our participation in the Big Give Christmas Campaign is possible due to generous supporters like yourself and our supporters who have pledged already, including Julian Baseley, the Lewis Foundation, Paul Ginever, Derek Arden, Brewers and the COINS Foundation. We must also say a special thank you to Kelly’s Storage, who will be raising funds from their offices throughout the week and putting on a fantastic Santa Fun Run in aid of Challengers.