Charlie's Challenge Ball committee at the Grand Hotel, Eastbourne

Tim Burrough and Nigel Boutwood - The Loire Valley to Chablis Charity Bike ride
Posey Cottrell at Posey's Charity Fashion Show
Charlie’s Challenge Fund Raising

Here are some of our fund raising events. Please email us at for more information on these or if you would like to help raise much needed money for research into children’s brain tumours.

Round the Island Race 2013

The inspiration behind the charity, Charlie, will be joining the crew of Cadenza on Saturday 1st June to race round the Isle of Wight with over 1500 yachts. Please sponsor him at

Charlie's Challenge Ball 2012

The Charlie's Challenge Ball was held on Saturday 17th November at the Grand Hotel, Eastbourne. We were thrilled to raise £39,000.

Knights House at Bede's School

Having raised funds all year, the students of Knights House presented the charity with a cheque for £1727 in June 2012.

Round the Island Race 2012

On Saturday 30th June 2012, Team Cadenza once again competed in the Charity Challenge section of the Round the Island yacht race raising £2,085.

Charlie's Challenge Ball 2010

The Charlie's Challenge Ball was held on Saturday 13th November at the Grand Hotel, Eastbourne. The Ball is held every two years and has always been the charity's most successful fund raising event. This year we are thrilled to have raised £35000.

Shiplake College Sponsored Walk 2010

Charlie's Challenge was one of 5 charities chosen by the pupils of the college for their annual sponsored walk. This resulted in £2289 being raised for children's brain tumour research.

Round the Island Race 2010 

On Saturday 19th June 2010, Team Cadenza took part in the Round the Island Race competing against up to 1,800 yachts. This race has been held for 79 years and now attracts around 16,000 sailors who sail anti-clockwise around the Isle of Wight. This year the 32 ft yacht Cadenza crewed by James Osborne, Charles Fairey, Nick Bowlby and Nigel Boutwood raised £1500 for Charlie's Challenge.

Lavant House Annual Horse Show 2010

Lavant House Stables chose to support Charlie's Challenge at their annual horse show on Monday 3rd May and also on their Open Day. In excess of £800 was raised for the charity. Click on






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