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Disability Challengers wins Prime Minister’s Big Society Award

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Disability Challengers - a Surrey based children's charity offering exciting activities and play opportunities for disabled children and young people - is the latest winner of the Prime Minister's Big Society Award.

Disability Challengers - a Surrey based children’s charity offering exciting activities and play opportunities for disabled children and young people - is the latest winner of the Prime Minister’s Big Society Award.

Disability Challengers works with other charities, partners and organisations including schools and youth and community centres to provide a wide range of services from play centres with sensory rooms and specialised playgrounds for younger disabled children, to somewhere where disabled teenagers and young people can meet, make friends and try new out new activities. 

The group supports over 1,200 children and young people through 25,000 play and leisure spaces at over 40 projects.

Congratulating Disability Challengers, the Prime Minister said:

This is a great example of the Big Society, with an organisation bringing together volunteers, fundraisers, local businesses, schools and others to deliver a very special service for young people and their families.

Congratulations to Disability Challengers and all the dedicated staff and committed volunteers whose enthusiasm and expertise have helped make such a difference to so many young people.

Adam Edwards, Director from Disability Challengers said:

Winning a Big Society Award is a fantastic tribute to all the volunteers and supporters of Disability Challengers who give their precious time and hard earned money so we can continue to grow as a charity and support more and more disabled children and young people each year.

Without the help of these people over the years we would simply not exist and have developed into a unique and innovative charity which now supports over 1,200 disabled young people though 25,000 play spaces in the Surrey area.

The people who support us are often very busy but find the time to lend a hand in whatever way they can - these supporters are an inspiration to the rest of the country and deserve the Big Society Award

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