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Our 40th Anniversary Challenge Series

Our 40th Anniversary Challenge Series

September 21, 2024 Find out more


For 40 years we have been making lasting change for children with disabilities in Africa.

To celebrate our anniversary, we have organised a series of walking challenges to raise awareness and crucial funds for children with disabilities in Africa.


Our 40 for 40 Challenge

Starting by Kingston Bridge and continuing upriver, the route will pass through some of the most picturesque landmarks the capital’s towpath offers including Bushey Park, Hampton Court and Windsor Castle.

As you near the finish line, the castle will be a prominent feature and your challenge will end – with fanfare – by Eton and Windsor Riverside.

What to expect:

  • A covered start point to set you on your way
  • Multiple rest stops with free food and refreshments
  • Detailed route maps and tracking, with Able Child pacers
  • A medal, t-shirt and finisher’s reception to celebrate


Fundraising target: £1,000

You place is confirmed after a £25 registration fee which is not eligible for Gift Aid but is decucted from your fundraising total.

Join the 40 for 40 team

Register here

Our 10:10 Challenge

Starting by Kingston Bridge, you will head along the north side of the river to Hampton Court before returning back again. The start and finish of the event will be by Barge Walk, on the Hampton Wick side of Kingston Bridge.

The event is for children aged 12 and under, who must be accompanied by one parent on the day. Children can walk, jog for part of it, or be pushed.

What to expect:

  • A covered start point to set you on your way
  • Stewards to guide you around the loop
  • A medal, t-shirt and finisher’s reception to celebrate
  • Facepainting, refreshments and fun!


Join the 10:10 team

Register here

The fundraising

Everything we do is to ensure that no child with a disability is left behind. That’s why we have set an ambitious but achievable team targets for each of our 40th Anniversary Challenge Series. We want to support more children with disabilities, and your fundraising will help us do exactly that.

40 for 40 Challenge team target: £40,000 (£1,000 excluding Gift Aid per participant)

10:10 Challenge team target: £10,000

You will be supported every step of the way:

  • A dedicated Able Child contact who will provide you with unlimited support
  • Regular communications from our fundraising team with guides, tips and best practice on getting those donations
  • Resources and materials to help you publicise your challenge and the help you need

Our impact

Over the last forty years…

We have directly supported over 55,000 children and young people with disabilities through our work.

We trained over 7,500 teachers on inclusive education (reaching more than 150,000 children as a result)

We have supported over 20,000 parents of children with disabilities to become disability rights advocates and join parent support groups.

We also worked with over 800 government officials across six countries to facilitate the inclusion of children with disabilities across all areas of society.


But we want to do more. So join our 40th Anniversary Challenge Series now to ensure that we are able to keep supporting children with disabilities in Africa for another 40 years and beyond.


Date & Time

September 21, 2024

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Our 40th Anniversary Challenge Series

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