Welcome to megan’s challenge

Megan’s Challenge was established after our gorgeous daughter Megan tragically drowned while on holiday in Gran Canaria in October 2010.

Although we think of Megan every minute of every day, we could not let her name and gorgeous smile be forgotten.

When we think of her now we try to channel all of our thoughts and emotions into raising money for local charities in Megan’s name – undertaking a series of testing challenges, from climbing mountains to arctic dog-sledding.

Megan’s Challenge has been such a success thanks to the huge support and kind donations we’ve received, and we hope you find the stories of our challenges and hopes for the future interesting.

It’s great to be able to support local charities while keeping Megan’s memory alive, and we’d like to thank everyone who has helped and supported us so far.

To read more about us and Megan click here…

    Latest Events

    Megan’s Challenge 10k & Mini Fun Run/Walk 2018 Posted on: Mar 25th, 2018

    By Debbie Thrower REGISTER NOW Our annual 10k and Mini Fun Run/Walk is on Sunday 27th May, both races start at 11.00am and take place around the village of Gayton following track and road, starting and finishing at Gayton Social Club. The Mini is approximately 1.5 miles. Both are suitable for people of all ages and abilities from the most competitive runner to those who just like a walk. The minimum age is 6 years old. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the run. The club is also the location for registration, race control, information, baggage, toilets, first-aid, and  refreshments.  Registration 9.00am to 10.00am prompt. Entry fee - £12 Adult/£6 Child (entry on the day £14 Adult/£7 Child) The registration entry form can be found on the Run Britain website https://www.runbritain.com/entries/EnterRace.aspx?evid=7abd0fc95e6f&erid=78b80ec95e67 and also from Gayton Social Club, Gayton Goslings and Howards Butchers. The event this year is to raise money for EACH (East Anglia's Children's Hospice) The Nook Appeal. This is raising funds to build a new purpose-built hospice in the heart of Norfolk, called 'The Nook' to transform children’s palliative care in Norfolk and North Suffolk and deliver even better children’s hospice care services. https://www.each.org.uk/the-nook We are hoping to attract up to 150 participants, so come and join in the fun and help our chosen charity. Spectators, family and friends are welcome. We have various refreshments and a raffle. Look forward to seeing you on the day. THANK YOU I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone involved in making Megan’s Challenge Fun Run/Walk on Sunday such a huge success. My thanks to all those who took part in both the 10k and the Mini you were all amazing and hope you all enjoyed it. A special thanks to Jeff and Helen Reed whose help is invaluable, Timer - Carl Manning, Emergency Contact - Mick Ennis. To all the brilliant…

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    Megan’s Challenge 10k & Mini Fun Run/Walk 2018 Posted on: Mar 25th, 2018

    By Debbie Thrower REGISTER NOW Our annual 10k and Mini Fun Run/Walk is on Sunday 27th May, both races start at 11.00am and take place around the village of Gayton following track and road, starting and finishing at Gayton Social Club. The Mini is approximately 1.5 miles. Both are suitable for people of all ages and abilities from the most competitive runner to those who just like a walk. The minimum age is 6 years old. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the run. The club is also the location for registration, race control, information, baggage, toilets, first-aid, and  refreshments.  Registration 9.00am to 10.00am prompt. Entry fee - £12 Adult/£6 Child (entry on the day £14 Adult/£7 Child) The registration entry form can be found on the Run Britain website https://www.runbritain.com/entries/EnterRace.aspx?evid=7abd0fc95e6f&erid=78b80ec95e67 and also from Gayton Social Club, Gayton Goslings and Howards Butchers. The event this year is to raise money for EACH (East Anglia's Children's Hospice) The Nook Appeal. This is raising funds to build a new purpose-built hospice in the heart of Norfolk, called 'The Nook' to transform children’s palliative care in Norfolk and North Suffolk and deliver even better children’s hospice care services. https://www.each.org.uk/the-nook We are hoping to attract up to 150 participants, so come and join in the fun and help our chosen charity. Spectators, family and friends are…

    Mount Kilimanjaro 2016 Posted on: Feb 18th, 2015

    By Debbie Thrower   Megan’s Challenge is excited to announce that on Thursday 29th Sept 2016 a team of challengers Stephen Thrower, Danny Boore, Richard Waterfield and Liam Hollands are travelling to Kenya to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Liam's Dad, Warrant Office I Justin Hollands who is attached to the British Consulate Nairobi, kindly organised this trip that has taken two years to organise. are hoping to conquer the Mighty Mount Kilimanjaro.   This is what the team will be taking on!! • 4th highest mountain in the world (5895 metres) • Highest Mountain in Africa • World’s tallest free-standing mountain • Located in Tanzania • Kilimanjaro is a Stratovolcano with three volcano cones, 2 extinct and 1 dormant. • Kilimanjaro supports five ecosystems: savannah bush land, sub-montane agro-forest, montane forest belt, subalpine moorland and alpine bogs, and the alpine desert. For our challengers climbing Kilimanjaro will be more than just a mountain challenge. It will be an once-in-a-lifetime experience, which will leave them with long lasting memories. They will get an insight into the lives and culture of the local community, whilst being immersed in some of the most breath taking scenery in Africa.  However, this will not be easy!  The challengers will need to ensure to prepare themselves physically for what lies ahead and be aware of the following: Trip Duration: Although a final route (there are up to 8 to choose…

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    After we lost Megan we found the best way of coping was by channelling our thoughts and emotions into doing something positive for the local community in Megan’s memory.

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    If you would like to contact us about any of our challenges or events please send an email to us at info@meganschallenge.co.uk

Thank you to Nick Watling for his large contribution into establishing and setting up Megan's Challenge Website

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