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Please note, Challenge of Challenges 2020 has been postponed in light of government advice regarding Coronavirus. For updates, please keep an eye on this website and our social media channels. 

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Whether you bring your partner, daughter, son, mum, grandad, cousin, neighbour, or even your best friend, your team will have great fun taking part in activities suitable for all generations and abilities. All you need to do is bring brains and brawn as we join together to complete a mystery course of imaginative, occasionally messy, and often daft, obstacles and puzzles, while raising funds to give young carers and families opportunities to lead healthy, happy lives.

Brace yourself for more mystery, more fun and more family team challenges.

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Because this event is designed to raise funds, we will also ask you to raise sponsorship for your team to complete the Challenge of Challenges but there is no minimum amount that we expect you to raise: any support you can offer will help.

If you have any questions about the event please contact [email protected]

How you will make a difference

In addition to having a fantastic time, your fundraising efforts will help transform the lives of amazing young carers from across the country.

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The Young Carers Festival (YCF) is an incredible weekend where just a fraction of the UK’s hidden army of young carers can come to relax, make new friends and for a few short hours, get to act their age without their responsibilities at home. 

Every summer, YMCA Fairthorne Manor hosts the largest festival in the world for young people with a caring responsibility at home.

Created in 2000 and run in partnership with The Children’s Society, the weekend provides opportunities for young people to enjoy a break from their responsibilities, have fun, make new friends and have their voices heard on issues that affect them. Consultation with young carers has resulted in two changes in legislation to help support their needs and those of their families.

Some rules whilst having fun;