Challengers provide play and leisure opportunities for disabled children and young people aged 2-25 across the UK. The purpose of the charity is to provide a space for young disbaled people to have fun, meet friends and challenge their impairments through play. Challengers is likely to be the only play or leisure environment that disabled children can access outside of their home or school. Since loved ones are always caring for their disabled family members, Challengers wants to provide a crucial short-break to families who are exhausted from the demands of caring and help them to feel liberated.
The charity believe strongly in a non-exclusion policy which means they assist any child no matter how serious their condition. They arose due to the fact in the 1970’s there was little help for disbaled children which resulted in them being isolated. This resulted in the Challengers offering free swimming classes for disbaled children which is now in their Ethos and sets them apart.Their ultimate vision is to have a world where all young people can play together, freely.