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The Big Challenge 2017

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Gateshead International Stadium

Gateshead

NE10

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Following the huge success of The Big Walk in 2016, through which we raised £14,000, we wanted to challenge ourselves even further this year! So The Big Challenge was born. Taking place on Friday 13th October 2017.

Starting at 7:30pm, we plan to walk 5 miles from Bridgewater to Gateshead International Stadium, while carrying our overnight gear, before sleeping outside until 6am.

The Challenge is in partnership with the charity, Children Bringing Change, and will be replicated in Iraq at exactly the same time with us linking with a school, community and the Government over in Iraq.

Here in Newcastle we have the support of Newcastle and Northumbria Universities and a number of local and national businesses.

Our challenge intends to highlight the conditions experienced by children and families in Iraq, but also by some of the children and families within the communities in which we live and work.

Funds raised will be used to pay for:

  • Essential counselling for our most vulnerable children and their families.
  • Trips and activities to give these children the opportunity to experience places and activities they wouldn't otherwise experience. This in turn will broaden their horizons and raise their aspirations.
  • To provide food and meals for our most vulnerable children, ensuring they are well nourished and able to learn.

We were overwhelmed by the number of people who took part last year and by the amount of money we raised. It would be great if we have even more people taking part this year and raise even more money for these vital and much needed projects.

You will need to be suitably dressed for sleeping outside overnight. We suggest the following:

  • Warm clothing
  • Hat, gloves & scarf
  • Sensible footwear

Everyone will be provided with a cardboard box.

We suggest you bring the following items:

  • Sleeping mat / ground sheet
  • Warm sleeping bag
  • Pillow

Feel free to bring travel games or other forms of entertainment.

There will be access to toilets throughout the night.

Sponsorship is to be raised and submitted through Just Giving please - www.justgiving.com/Friends-of-Bridgewater

If you have any questions, require further information or can support in any way, please email fob357@yahoo.co.uk.

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