Action for Children

Action for Children works in local communities across the UK to make a real and lasting difference for disadvantaged children as they grow up.

We make children’s lives better: now, tomorrow and every day.

For more than 145 years, we’ve made growing up safer. We make things happen quickly and with understanding. We help children at different stages of their lives. We care about each child and every family. We treat everyone as an individual and give people the support they really need.

We never give up. Together, we take action for children.

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To find out about the services in your area, click here
We also campaign for changes that make life better for vulnerable children and young people. Adding your voice to our campaigns helps us make change happen faster.

With your help we can really turn up the volume and make our voices heard by the people with the power to change things. We have already had huge successes with our campaigning and our new campaign ‘Fair by Five’ needs your help! One in three children don’t reach a good level of development by age five. In the most deprived areas, this number is higher. We think this is unacceptable. If you want to help, sign up and be a campaigner.



How Action for Children helped Connor

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Conor was struggling to juggle school and taking care of his mum.

In his own words, “My mum is bipolar so I spent most of my time in the house, looking after her.
I never really went out or socialised much - I wasn’t very happy, as you can imagine. To be honest, I thought everyone looked after someone like I looked after my mum – I assumed it was normal.

I wasn’t doing that well in school as I didn’t like leaving my mum so I missed a lot of classes to stay home and keep an eye on her.

When I was 15, my Pupil Support teacher, was the one that noticed I was struggling and got in contact with Action for Children.

She introduced me to a support worker at Action for Children and she explained that I was a young carer and asked if I would like to come to an Action for Children centre to meet other young carers and have a bit of a break”.


Why not take your Action for Children?

•    You will receive 15% off the entry fee
•    Asked to raise a minimum sponsorship of £150
•    Advice and support from a dedicated local fundraiser
•    A fundraising pack
•    An Action for Children T- shirt

Most importantly, you’ll be making a real difference to the lives of vulnerable children and their families across the UK.

 

Wittering Grange, Wansford, Peterborough PE8 6NR, United Kingdom

Grange Farm is conveniently located between the north Cambridgeshire villages of Wittering and Wansford, within easy reach of Peterborough, Leicester, Nottingham, Cambridge and London.

BOOTNECK CHALLENGE LOCATION

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Bootneck Bootcamp is the opportunity for you to partake in what we call "phys"! What differentiates us from other military units is that 99.99% of Commandos love working out and engaging in all forms of physical activity!

Whether you join us on one of our training days or subscribe to our video workouts, you’ll be sure to be "race fit" for the day to tackle your Bootneck Challenge.

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BOOTNECK BOOTCAMP

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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How old do I have to be to enter?

Who should enter Bootneck Challenge?

What happens if the weather is bad?

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SUPPORTING ACTION FOR CHILDREN

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Action for Children works in local communities across the UK to make a real and lasting difference for disadvantaged children as they grow up. We make children’s lives better: now, tomorrow and every day.

JOIN US ON FACEBOOK & TWITTER

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Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news from Bootneck Challenge.

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OBSTACLE COURSE RACING ASSOCIATION

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MISSION STATEMENT
OCRAUK is a Not for Profit Organisation set up in order to safeguard Obstacle Course Racing for all.

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MUDSTACLE

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MUD - OBSTACLES - RUNNING
Mudstacle are the hub of the UK's obstacle course racing and mud running community.

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My Sports and More Ltd will be at Bootneck challenge with a great range of footwear, clothing, nutrition and tech.

They are the only company to allow part exchange of your old sports watch towards a new Garmin so have a chat with them on the day.
In addition they will have with them action cameras for hire at just £30. That includes the camera, chest harness and the memory card in the price . So why not hire a camera to record all those muddy memories for just £30.

Check out My Sports and More on Facebook where you can message them and pre book the hire or visit the website at www.mysportsandmore.com

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MY SPORTS & MORE

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The HORSEBOX is coming...

Bootneck Challenge have secured the Horsebox to be at the event across the two days. So once you have finished your challenge you can get warmed up with a great Coffee and Toasted Sandwich!
These are the best toasties you will ever have!
www.thehorseboxuk.com

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GAINZ FITNESS

Bootneck Challenge have partnered up with Gainz Fitness. Along with the Male and Female Winners on both days getting a gift from Gainz, they will also have a stand at the event so you can pick up some awesome Fitness clothing, take a look at their site
www.gainzfitness.co.uk

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