Challengers is a registered children's charity dedicated to providing play and leisure opportunities for disabled children and young people. We do this through our play and youth centres in Guilford and Farnham and through our range of community based projects across Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire.
We support any child or young person aged 2-25 and with any impairment. We do not set any geographical boundaries and young people do not have to be on a "disability register" to access our service if they can't access mainstream leisure then they can come to a Challengers scheme. Our unique non exclusion policy means that we do not exclude and will always find a way to support any child who wants to come play at Challengers.
A significant benefit of our service is that it provides families with short-breaks during high pressure times such as the weekend or during the school holidays, enabling them to do "ordinary" activities such as shopping or spending time with their other children. Families have told us that this lifeline of support keeps them strong.
If you'd like to run, swim, bake (or do anything else to raise some money), click the button below to get started. It's quick and easy to register and by doing so here at Wonderful.org, you can be sure that every penny raised will reach Disability Challengers.
We recognise the selfless commitment made by fundraisers who train for months to run marathons, face their fears by jumping out of aeroplanes or open their homes to the community for charity bakes and coffee mornings. We believe the charities they support should receive EVERY PENNY from their fundraising efforts.
We also believe that Gift Aid (a scheme enabling charities to reclaim tax on donations made by UK taxpayers) should be directed IN FULL to the charities. This is why the Wonderful Organisation does not generate profit (or even cover costs) by deducting money from fundraisers' sponsors or Gift Aid contributions.
We are a non-profit organisation funded entirely by like-minded, philanthropic businesses. That's what makes us wonderful!