The Big Cotswold Challenge for 2017 is unveiled

Published on: 15th September 2016

The Toy Trust promises the most exciting event to date for the charity’s 25th anniversary celebrations.

The-Toy-Trust-logo-480Following the success of this year’s Big Cambridge Challenge and amidst preparations for the charity’s 25th anniversary year of fundraising, the Toy Trust has announced that next year’s event will take place in the Cotswolds on 6th May 2017.

Heythrop Park Hotel, near Chipping Norton, will be central to the action of the Big Cotswold Challenge, with plans afoot for both 125km and 80km circular cycle rides, a 25km and 10km run, and a 10km family jog or walk. In keeping with the special year, a new event has also been added to the agenda with 25 places for a local Tough Mudder available. The endeavours of the day will culminate in a party for 300 at the Heythrop Park Hotel.

“2017 is a landmark year for our industry charity,” said Toy Trust chair, Foye Pascoe. “We have a whole year of initiatives ahead of us, and the annual challenge will be our headline event. It’s our aim to have more industry colleagues than ever before involved, and we’ve set ourselves a challenging target of raising £250,000. We’re hoping that adding in activities such as the Tough Mudder will attract even more people and make this target a very real possibility in our special anniversary year.”

All the money raised in 2017 will benefit charities under one banner of Giving the Gift of Play. The cost of entry will be £110 per person, which includes entry to the evening party. To register, companies should email


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