Tackle a team building challenge with football legends for charity!!!

Tackle a team building challenge with football legends for charity

You can take part in an activity weekend with a difference this June and compete in teams captained by some football legends – all in aid of a children’s charity!

Children Today, supported by the Professional Footballer’s Association, is inviting individuals and groups to sign up to their multi-activity Challenge Cup Weekend on the 2-5th June and help raise funds for children and young people with disabilities.

The action-packed weekend will take place at the Anderton Centre outside Chorley with participants set to take part in a number of activities including canoeing and tree abseiling and more as their teams compete to win the Children Today & PFA Challenge Cup! Evening activities will also include a campfire, BBQ plus a celebration dinner on the Sunday evening.

This event is the latest in a long line of PFA Challenge Cup events in aid of Children Today that has seen football stars take on challenges from jungle trekking in Borneo to scaling the Grand Canyon. The first team captains confirmed are Sky Sports pundit and ex-footballer Don Goodman and ex-Liverpool goalkeeper Bob Bolder.

Ex-West Brom and Wolves striker Don Goodman comments: “Anyone wanting to challenge themselves and take on some tough activities whilst raising money for a fantastic cause should sign up and join us in June.”

European Cup winner Bob Bolder adds: “All of our PFA Challenge Cup experiences have been fantastic events but it’s great that this one is closer to home so that more people get the chance to take part. Winning the European Cup in 1984 was incredibly special but now my sights are set on my team lifting this Challenge Cup!”

From arrival on Friday evening until departure on either Monday morning or Sunday evening (dependent on preferences) all accommodation, meals and activities are included for all participants. To take part participants will only have to pay a non-refundable £50 registration fee and raise a minimum of £250 for the charity. All other costs, except for travel to the centre and alcoholic drinks, are covered.

Chief Executive of Children Today Charitable Trust Ben Partridge comments: “This event is a great opportunity for both businesses and individuals across the region to come together as teams and tackle an adventurous activity weekend whilst raising money for families that need our support across the region.”

Children Today provides funds for specialised equipment for children and young people up to the age of 25 such as trikes, bikes, wheelchairs and sensory equipment to help give these children increased independence and the best possible quality of life.

The charity has provided support for families across the UK over the past twenty years, yet with no government funding the charity is reliant on voluntary donations to keep offering grants for these vital pieces of equipment.

Ben Partridge adds: “The money raised will make such a difference to those who rely on the funding we provide and help these children enjoy activities that many often take for granted. For example, just £100 could pay for a specialised swing, perfect as a fun and supportive item for a child with cerebral palsy. We hope that people will now sign up and help us change many more families lives.”

Want to join the challenge and be on Don or Bob’s team? Call the Children Today team on 01244 335622 asap as places are limited or visit www.childrentoday.org.uk for more information.

For further information please contact Emma on 01244 335622 or email [email protected]