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 2019 Posted on: Mar 27th, 2019

        REGISTER NOW Our popular 4th annual 10k and Mini Charity Fun Run/Walk is on Sunday 26th 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 Fun Run 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.  Anyone under the age of 18 must have parental consent to take part. 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/races?keyword=megan and also from Gayton Social Club, Gayton Goslings and Howards Butchers. The event this year is to raise monies for JIA (Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis) This is the most common form of arthritis in children and adolescents, it is a relatively unknown condition, even though there are currently more than 12,000 children in the UK who suffer from the disease.  JIA at NRAS (National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society) help support those living with the impact of JIA.  For more details visit the website https://www.jia@nras.org.uk We are hoping to attract up to 150 participants, so come and join in the fun and support both our competitors and our chosen charity.  Spectators, family and friends are welcome.  We have various refreshments and a raffle. Look forward to seeing you on the day. By Debbie Thrower Race…

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    Greater Manchester Marathon 2019 Posted on: Mar 27th, 2019

    By Debbie Thrower On Sunday 7 April 2019 Stuart Skerry is running the Greater Manchester Marathon 2019 . The race follows a loop of 26.2 miles starting and finishing at Old Trafford. The UK's flattest and fastest Marathon. He has chosen to raise monies for Megan's Challenge If you would like to show your support please sponsor Stuart via the donate button. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Stuart on behalf of Megan's Challenge for his continued support. Good Luck…

    Megan’s Challenge 10k & Mini Fun Run/Walk 2019 Posted on: Mar 27th, 2019

        REGISTER NOW Our popular 4th annual 10k and Mini Charity Fun Run/Walk is on Sunday 26th 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 Fun Run 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.  Anyone under the age of 18 must have parental consent to take part. 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/races?keyword=megan and also from Gayton Social Club, Gayton Goslings and Howards Butchers. The event this year is to raise monies for JIA (Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis) This is the most common form of arthritis in children and adolescents, it is a relatively unknown condition, even though there are currently more than 12,000 children in the UK who suffer from the disease.  JIA at NRAS (National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society) help support those living with the impact of JIA.  For more details visit the website…

    Maddie's Charity Haircut Posted on: Jul 23rd, 2018

    By Debbie Thrower UPDATE Maddie raised the fabulous amount of £440.00 for Megan’s Challenge. Big thank you to Maddie and all those who sponsored her. On Saturday 4th August 2018 Maddie Skerry who has been growing her beautiful hair (23ins) for some time, has decided she would like to have it cut and donate it to the Little Princess Trust - http://www.littleprincesses.org.uk She likes the idea that her hair would be made into wigs for children who have lost their own hair. Maddie has also decided to combine this amazing and selfless deed to fundraise for Megan’s…

    Make a donation

    A big thank you to everyone who has supported us in our challenges and other fund raising events, please book mark us to keep up to date with our other challenges and fund raising events.

    If you would like to make a donation towards Megan’s Challenge, please click the button below and tell us what challenge the donation is for when filling in your details on Paypal

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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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    get in touch with us

    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

Registered Charity Number 1148436