Jeremy Hunt, MP for South West Surrey joined members of the Challengers Business Club on Friday, June 19th. Jeremy found time in his busy schedule to join to talk through current policies relating to the NHS and his plans for supporting families with disabled children going forwards.
Challengers are a local charity and currently provides vital play and leisure opportunities to over 1,400 families with disabled children ages 2 – 25. For some families Challengers is a life line and many have admitted they could not cope if it were not for the support the organisation offers. Activities at Challengers can range from making kites, water play and movie days at a dedicatedcentre OR go karting, surfing and cooking classes on an out trip. Laura Sercombe Challengers CEO said “It was a pleasure and a privilege to have Jeremy speak at our event. What made the event even more special is that it was held at our youth centre in Farnham, so guests could see first-hand the type of facilities we are able to offer families. Jeremy was a superb speaker and a real hit with all of our guests!”
The Business Club was set up to enable companies that support Challengers to meet and network in a trusted setting. Their membership offers them 4 events a year with key speakers who talk on a variety of topics such as Jeremy Hunt, Michael Buerk and Damon Hill. Members are also supported in hosting their own events which enables them to invite guests to their offices and talk about their business. Membership to the club is just £85/month and includes a variety of otherbenefits including enabling a disabled to child to attend Challengers each month for a day of play.
Jeremy said,' Local charities such as Challengers are invaluable to parents with disabled children and I was delighted to see so many local businesses supporting the charity. Innovations such as the Business Club underline the importance, value and very real and positive impact of corporate social responsibility. I’m sure with the combination of the dynamism of Laura Sercombe and a supportive business community Challengers will continue to succeed and provide fantastic play and leisure facilities to disabled children in the area.'