Toy Trust announces 2019 Big Challenge event

Published on: 27th February 2019

The Toy Trust’s 2019 Big Challenge fundraising day for summer 2019 has been confirmed for Saturday 8th June.

The event will be based at Oxford Wet N Wild in Wallingford, Oxfordshire.

Larger teams, small groups and/or individual participants are all eligible to take part, and events on offer include a triathlon which will feature an open water swim (both Olympic and sprint distances available), a 65-mile circular bike ride (challenging or less-challenging routes available when booking) and a 5km or 10km run/walk. Participants with younger family members are welcome to join the walking element.

The event will this year be based at the exciting Oxford Wet N Wild, which offers a fantastic base for the Big Challenge event and participants the chance to take on Oxford Wet N Wild’s inflatable assault course during the event day. Anyone interested in taking part on the assault course will be required to book directly with the venue, and to do so sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment; booking details will be provided upon their Big Challenge event booking.

The 2019 event will culminate with a late afternoon BBQ and refreshments on site for all participants.

The Toy Trust have pledged their commitment to three inspiring and deserving charities in 2019 all of which will help the Toy Trust in its commitment to help continue to Give the Gift of Play. The three charities are UK mobility charity My AFK, health camp providers Over The Wall and Ugandan based educational charity, Ecologia Youth Trust. Further details of the work these three amazing charities do for children will be released in the coming months.

Funds raised through the Big Challenge event will go to both the Toy Trust’s nominated UK based charities – My AFK and Over The Wall – whilst Ecologia Youth Trust will also receive support through other fundraising activity in 2019.

Graham Canning, Toy Trust committee chairman, said: “This year’s Big Challenge promises to be another exciting event for all of the industry to get involved in. We have designed the event to be as inclusive, challenging and fun for as many people as possible from across the industry, with the hope that as many as possible will get involved. We have also added an extra option of fun for participants and their families to take on Oxford Wet N Wild’s inflatable assault course. As always, we hope to encourage new teams, however big or small, to get involved in what has become an amazingly uplifting and fun, team building day that raises massive amounts of money for the disadvantaged children the Toy Trust supports.”

Places are available at £100 per person and teams or individuals can register now here. Following last year’s extremely popular event, early applications for places are fully recommended.

For more information on the event itself including any entry queries please contact Matt Jones at the BTHA –

For information on the work of the Toy Trust, the charities it supports and other ways you can raise money for the charity, please visit


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