The Big Challenge 2017


Following the huge success of The Big Walk in 2016, through which we raised £14,000, we wanted to challenge ourselves even further in 2017! So The Big Challenge was born. Working in partnership with the charity, Children Bringing Change, our international event took place on Friday 13th October 2017.

Starting at 7:30pm, we walked 5 miles from Bridgewater to Gateshead International Stadium, while carrying our overnight gear, before sleeping outside until 6am!

The Challenge was replicated in Iraq at exactly the same time with us linking with schools, communities and the Universities over in Iraq.

Here in Newcastle we had the support of Newcastle and Northumbria Universities and a number of local and national businesses.

Our challenge intended to highlight the conditions experienced by children and families in Iraq, but also by some of the children and families within the communities in which we live and work.

Funds raised were used to pay for:

  • Counselling for our most vulnerable children and their families.

We are overwhelmed by the number of people who take part in our events and by the amount of money we raise.  We need even more people taking part in the future to raise even more money for the success of these vital and much needed projects.


Sponsorship is to be raised and submitted through Just Giving please - www.justgiving.com/Friends-of-Bridgewater  

If you have any questions, require further information or can support in any way, please email fob357@yahoo.co.uk.