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Children Today hosting multi-activity weekend at the Anderton Centre in Chorley

Bob Bolder at a previous activity weekend
Bob Bolder at a previous activity weekend
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A children’s charity is searching for thrill-seekers to take part in an outdoor multi-activity weekend in Chorley alongside some football legends.

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Children Today hopes individuals and groups will sign up to their action-packed Challenge Cup Weekend, supported by the Professional Footballer’s Association, at the Anderton Centre on from June 8 to 10 June to raise funds.

Crate abseiling

Crate abseiling

Participants will enjoy a range of activities over the weekend including canoeing, crate-abseiling and a question and answer session with the ex-footballer team captains plus a celebration dinner early on the Sunday evening.

The first footballing star to confirm they will be a team captain at the event is ex-Liverpool goalkeeper and European Cup winner Bob Bolder.

He said: “We’re proud to support Children Today through events like this and help raise funds for children and young people with disabilities.

“Last year’s event was not only lots of fun but we also raised thousands of pounds to provide vital specialised equipment to give these children the best possible quality of life. We hope that people will now sign up and help us change many more families lives.”

Children Today provides funds for specialised equipment for children and young people up to the age of 25 such as adapted trikes, bikes and wheelchairs to help give children increased independence and help them enjoy a lifestyle or activities that many take for granted.

All accommodation, meals and activities are included for all participants. To take part participants need to pay a non-refundable £50 registration fee and raise a minimum of £300 for the charity.

Chief executive of Children Today Charitable Trust Ben Partridge said: “This event is a great opportunity for both businesses and individuals across Lancashire and the North West to come together as teams and tackle an adventurous weekend whilst raising money for families that need our support across the region.”

To join the challenge call the Children Today team on 01244 335622 asap as places are limited or visit http://www.childrentoday.org.uk for more information.