One young Challenge graduate was recently offered a prestigious work experience placement with Barclays Bank. The opportunity came about due to a collaboration of efforts from The Challenge Network’s graduate programme, The Challenge Society and business partner, Ernst & Young.
On Monday 1st of July, a team of twenty two young people stepped into the shoes of Leigh Journal’s press team, for the debut of ‘The Leigh Games’. The annual sporting event was organised by Andy Burnham MP and Lesley McGreebey from Wigan and Leigh NHS to promote sport for…
On June 11, 170 people took to the rapids at Olympic Park venue, Lee Valley Centre, to participate in The Challenge Network’s inaugural white water rafting fundraising event. The event was supported by QBE Insurance, British Gas and DRM Ltd and raised a total of £50,000, which will go towards…
Wednesday, 19 June 2013

TCN launches new Business Group

The Challenge Network (TCN) has launched the TCN Business Group which seeks to bring together ambitious businesses to help spearhead our next flagship initiatives. The group was launched at a private reception for business leaders, held at prestigious 5 Star Kensington hotel, The Milestone. 
Today (Tuesday 18 June 2013) sees Nick Hurd MP, the Minister for Civil Society, launch Generation Change, a new coalition of specialist youth social action organisations aiming to increase the quality, quantity and impact of social action in the UK today.
On May 25, a team of young people completed the Yorkshire Dales Three Peak Challenge. The team was comprised of 7 young people and 3 staff members from Manchester Deaf Centre (MDC) and 9 National Citizen Service (NCS) graduates. The group covered 17 miles of ascension in 12 hours, raising…
Fifteen young people have recently completed a 12 week programme called, ‘The Social Apprentice’ aimed at tackling major issues faced by young people in the capital.  Two teams received support from Ernst & Young to design successful campaigns that go from the boardroom into their local communities.
For the second year running, Walsall’s council has held a Young People’s award ceremony, celebrating a range of well-deserved accomplishments. We are pleased to announce that Alex Lemord, a graduate of The Challenge programme, came away with the ‘Young Person of the Year’ award for Community and Citizenship.
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