The charity will celebrate its 40th birthday in 2019 and has grown from one swimming club to 26 schemes in 4 counties in the South East. It currently supports over 1,400 families and delivers over 140,000 hours of fun each year.
A day at Challengers can be anything from a themed superhero day to a visit to the seaside for an ice cream.
Challengers is a life changing service and for some families is the difference between coping and not. One parent said: “When my daughter was younger it gave us valuable time to spend with her brother and it gave us some respite. In recent years it has been valuable for Charlotte to have an appropriate social club to attend where she is welcomed, well looked after, well entertained and has a happy day.”