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Registered Charity Number 1095134

Challengers proudly delivers unique and fully inclusive play schemes for more than 1,400 disabled children and young people across the South East. We break down the barriers to play so that every disabled child aged 2-25 has the opportunity to play and enjoy fun activities. For the children at our pre-school and play schemes this may mean enjoying a messy play day, baking their favourite treats or watching a movie in the sensory room. For our youth and young adult schemes, the young people enjoy trips out to the seaside, bowling or even Thorpe Park!

All our schemes are exciting and stimulating places where disabled children can play, make friends and try new things. Our work also provides a vital short break to families who are often exhausted from the demands of caring. Families often describe Challengers as a lifeline and say that without such support family life would be likely to break down.

65% of children who come to Challengers have been excluded from other leisure providers but here at Challengers we never turn a child away, no matter how complex or multiple their needs may be. Where other providers of short breaks for disabled children and young people say no, Challengers will always say yes.

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