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chatsworthchallenge.com and threepeakschallenge.com are organisers of sponsored challenge walks to raise money for the Dave Owens and Frank Goodall Memorial Fund in support of nominated charities to fund cancer research, prevention, and treatment.
Total funds raised so far
The four charities we currently represent. All of the money raised on our walks go to the four listed cancer charities to fund the research, prev-ention, and treatment of cancer.
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2021 Walk : Chatsworth Challenge
amount raised to date after current walk year
Each year we donate specific allocations to the charities we support from the total funds raised from the annual sponsored walk.
This is currently 30% to each of the three main cancer charities, and 10% to the Oesophageal Patients Association.
12. Simon, Janine, and Oscar show off their Certificates of Completion. (click to enlarge)
13. Handing over the cheques to the Cancer Charities.
Peter, Kathryn (Cancer Research UK), Stacey (Macmillan), and Rebecca (Marie Curie). (click to enlarge)
Saturday, 12th June 2021, and after the disappointing cancellation of the walk in 2020 due to the Covid pandemic, restrictions were eased in 2021 to allow the walk to take place, albeit on a later rescheduled date from the original Saturday in May.
Photo 01. Martin, a man with plenty of Chatsworth Challenge appearances to his name, was the first back to Baslow this year.
1. Martin was first back to Baslow(click to enlarge)
2. Andrew & Richard enjoying a well-deserved pint
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3. Mark shows off his Certificate (click to enlarge)
4. The ‘Rogues Gallery’ Craig, Dan, Liam, Ryan, Simon, Oscar & James (click to enlarge)
5. Event veterans, mother and daughter, Stella, Clare and Oscar. (click to enlarge)
8. More First-Timers... Chantelle, Lindsay, Gloria, Lianne, Sandra, Beverley, Neil & Nick were all making their Chatsworth Challenge debut. (click to enlarge)
10. More long-time Challengers, Dean & Eddie look as fresh as they were at the early morning start. (click to enlarge)
9. Long time ‘Challengers’ father & son Paul and Peter have also earned their beer today. (click to enlarge)
7. First time Chatsworth Challengers Lee, Chris & Melvin
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6. The man in charge. Gerard takes time away from the Check-In Desk to pose with Clare, Stella, and Oscar. (click to enlarge)
11. More first-timers to the Chatsworth Challenge, Sophie, Dan, Janette, Tracey, Michal & Tarnya. (click to enlarge)
Once again our sponsored walkers raised a significant amount, and the sum total of £5,744.63 took the accumulated total for all our walks from our first event in 2003 to £197,708.98. The next time our walkers set foot on the hills, pathways, and roadways of the Chatsworth area should hopefully see sum surpass the magical £200k barrier.
Every penny of the sponsorship money raised in our sponsored walks goes to the Dave Owens and Frank Goodall Memorial Fund, and as in previous years the sum is donated to our four nominated cancer charities.
Many of our walkers seen below are proudly displaying their Certificates of Completion, and Gerard brings you his usual brief notes of the day, and guides you through our certificate recipients. (PL)
The Chatsworth Challenge Certificate of Completion
At the completion of the fundraising walk, every walker receives a Certificate of Completion, detailing the date of the walk, and the time taken to complete.
(We seek to provide an enjoyable day out for our walkers rather than a race, but some keen walkers do like to get round the course in a ‘good’ time).
Photo 02. Event regulars Andrew & Richard enjoying a well-deserved pint after their efforts.
Photo 03. Mark took part in our inaugural charity walk back in 2003. It was the Yorkshire Three Peaks in those days. Thanks for your commitment Mark.
Photo 04. A real Rogues Gallery; Craig, Dan, Liam, Ryan, Simon, Oscar & James. Only joking boys, well done to all of you.
Photo 05. Two more event veterans in mother and daughter, Stella, Clare and Oscar. Who can spot Jess the Sprocker hiding in the shade?
Photo 06. Gerard is another veteran from the class of 2003 though these days spends a lot of the day driving the check-in desk. This year he was assisted by Oscar who made an excellent job of handing out the certificates and goody bags to the returning walkers.
Photo 07. It is the first time Lee, Chris & Melvin have taken up the challenge but they really enjoyed their day’s walking. Thank you for turning out lads.
Photo 08. Chantelle, Lindsay, Gloria, Lianne, Sandra, Beverley, Neil & Nick were all first-timers at the start of the day. I hope you all enjoyed it and that we will see you again in 2022.
Photo 09. Father & son Paul and Peter have also earned their beer today. Pete (on the right) is another one who completed the inaugural Three Peaks Challenge back in 2003. Paul hasn’t missed many either in recent times.
Photo 10. Dean & Eddie look as fresh as they were at the early morning start. Thank you for turning out yet again gents.
Photo 11. Sophie, Dan, Janette, Tracey, Michal & Tarnya are another group taking part in our event for the first time. Hopefully you also enjoyed it and will join us again in 2022.
Photo 12. Janine & Simon couldn’t take part in our fundraiser on the 15th May so they devised their own local route and a couple of weeks later made sure they could collect their sponsorship. I think you all know the third face by now.
Photo 13. Peter, Kathryn (Cancer Research UK), Stacey (Macmillan), Rebecca (Marie Curie), Gerard & Oscar.
In recent years we have handed over the cheques to representatives of the charities we support in person. It is a great opportunity for us to get together over coffee and discuss the fundraising progress.
Maggie & Drew of The Oesophageal Patients Association are not in attendance due to the logistics of them getting up to West Yorkshire from the South Midlands but they are always kept up to speed. (GM)
chatsworthchallenge.com are organisers of fund raising challenge walks in support of the Dave Owens and Frank Goodall Memorial Fund to raise monies for nominated charities in support of cancer research, prevention, and treatment.
Text : Philip Lynskey : Gerard Mitchell
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Comments from the Charity Organisations we support
Below is a collection of just some of the many kind comments we have received from the recipient charities we support through the Dave Owens and Frank Goodall Memorial Fund. The value of every participant’s work in raising monies for the fund can be readily seen in their thanks.
Copies of all letters we receive from the charities can be seen on our Downloads Page >
I wanted to write and thank you for the wonderful donation of £1,723.39 for Cancer Research UK. It was lovely to meet you all and hear about the great success of the Chatsworth Challenge this year.
Even with all the uncertainties and obstacles over the past year, you and your team of dedicated volunteers managed to hold such a successful event and raise vital funds for life saving research.
17th September 2021
A big thank you from Macmillan
Thank you so much for raising a fantastic £1,723.39 for Macmillan Cancer Support from your Chatsworth Challenge!
This is such an incredible donation and we are so grateful for your continued support. Your amazing donation will make a real difference to people living with cancer, making it possible to fund a Macmillan Nurse for over 1 week. We hope that you enjoyed it, and that you'll pass our thanks on to everyone who helped make it a success.
Your effort and enthusiasm will allow us to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can, providing physical, financial and emotional support. Thank you again for being part of the Macmillan team.
Supporter Donations Team
Like you, at Marie Curie we believe that every day of your life matters. When you are living with a terminal illness you feel that more than ever, and thanks to your kind donation of £1723.39 raised from your Chatsworth Challenge, you will help more people to make the most of the time they have together.
Thanks to you all, someone living with a terminal illness will receive practical and emotional support from a Marie Curie Nurse.
8th September 2021
Oesophageal Patients Assc.
We are writing to express our thanks for the sum of £574.46 which you so kindly donated to the OPA, by way of your annual fundraising walk, We are so grateful
Your donation will help us continue the fight against this dreadful and preventable disease. Once again, thank you so much for all your hard work!
13th August 2021
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Can You Take The Challenge ?
The challenge quite simply is to turn up, have a great day out, and raise valuable funds in support of our four supported cancer charities. Why not join us!
Our challenge walks are an annual event over 9 or 22 miles in the beautiful countryside surrounding Chatsworth House in Derbyshire. It is open to anyone who wishes to join us. All we require is that you raise sponsorship for our charities, or alternatively pay a £5.00 entry fee if you don’t feel that you can raise sponsor money. Can you take the challenge?