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The British Mortgage Awards are supporting charity Challengers.

Jennifer Corless, Head of Communications and Events at Challengers says:

“We are absolutely thrilled that Challengers has been chosen as the charity partner for the British Mortgage Awards 2020. We are an independent charity providing disabled children and young people with fun and safe places where they can play and make friends, while also giving their families a much-needed respite from care responsibilities. It’s wonderful to have the support of the British Mortgage Awards and its members, especially in this difficult year, as your generous donations will help us to reach even more disabled children and their families.”

For most children, the opportunities to play and have fun are endless: after school clubs; going to the park, birthday parties or something as simple as going to a friend’s house. However, for disabled children, things can be very different, the opportunities to play are extremely limited and in many cases non-existent. Disabled children and their families are often left feeling isolated, unhappy, and with nowhere to go. Being excluded can adversely impact a child’s self-esteem and confidence, resulting in social isolation and withdrawal of everyday activities.

This is where Challengers comes in.

Challengers are passionate about breaking down the barriers to play by providing inclusive play and leisure schemes and has helped over 1,400 disabled children and young people aged 2-18 across the South East.

Their schemes allow disabled children and young people the opportunity to play with their friends, have fun and most importantly challenge their impairments. Their work also allows parents a vital break from the huge demands that come with caring for a disabled child or young person.

Uniquely, their non-exclusion policy means that everyone is welcome at a Challengers scheme. Families have expressed that the Challengers lifeline of support keeps them strong. Where others say no, Challengers says yes.

For more information please visit https://disability-challengers.org/ and watch this video:

 

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