The history of our challenge walks in words and pictures
Up to date financial details and other information about our fundraising activities
Annual financial details of the totals raised from our Walkers and Corporate Sponsors
Information about The Three Peaks Challenge Walk and the surrounding countryside
Information about The Chatsworth Challenge Walk, and the Chatsworth area.
Preparation, Hints & Tips
Handy tips and sound advice for tackling those demanding challenge walks
Some interesting features associated with our walks
Information about us and why we raise the sponsored funds
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chatsworthchallenge.com and threepeakschallenge.com are organisers of sponsored challenge walks to raise money for the Dave Owens and Frank Goodall Memorial Fund in support of nominated charities to fund cancer research, prevention, and treatment.
Total funds raised so far
The four charities we currently represent. All of the money raised on our walks go to the four listed cancer charities to fund the research, prev-ention, and treatment of cancer.
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Notice: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
In accordance with the UK Government rules concerning self-isolation and social distancing due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the 2020 Challenge Walk due to take place on Saturday 16th May was regrettably cancelled on 24th February 2020
chatsworthchallenge.com are organisers of fund raising challenge walks in support of the Dave Owens and Frank Goodall Memorial Fund to raise monies for nominated charities in support of cancer research, prevention, and treatment.
Text : Philip Lynskey : Gerard Mitchell
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A short note from Gerard concerning the cancellation...
In light of the situation in which we all currently find ourselves, it is with real regret that I have to inform you that this year’s Dave Owens & Frank Goodall Memorial Fund Chatsworth Challenge has been cancelled. I have delayed making this decision in the hope that things would improve in time to allow our walk to continue, but I now reluctantly accept that such a turnaround is extremely unlikely.
For those of you who have already signed on and paid your entry fee I can do one of two things: -
• I can refund the money back to you, OR,
• I can open up the book for 2021 and sign you up for next year’s walk which will take place on Saturday 15th May 2021
Could you please let me know which of those two options you would prefer.
Some of you may well have already collected money from sponsors in which case I would ask you to simply return it to them. In all cases once you have returned any money would you please shred your sponsor forms. If you require any additional information or clarification please do not hesitate to contact me.
To leave some light at the end of the tunnel, it has occurred to me that once this is all behind us and things get back to normal (whenever that might be), I will choose a Saturday and invite anyone who would enjoy it to join me down in Baslow for a fun-walk around the nine mile route.
Until then, I would urge everyone to comply with the advice we are being given, and hope that we all stay safe and see this thing right through to the end.
amount raised to date after current walk year
Each year we donate specific allocations to the charities we support from the total funds raised from the annual sponsored walk.
This is currently 30% to each of the three main cancer charities, and 10% to the Oesophageal Patients Association.
NOTE: (*) Although there was no organised sponsorship for this year, a donation of £1,100.00 was received from Peter Mackie and Gerard Mitchell.
Thank you very much for the payment of £330.00 made form the Dave Owens & Frank Goodall Memorial Fund. Really appreciate your support even during these difficult times. I look forward to next year’s events being back to normal.
Local Fundraising Manager
1st July 2020
Thank you so much for your kind donation of £330.00 to Macmillan Cancer Support from the Dave Owens & Frank Goodall Memorial Fund. Your support will allow us to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can, providing physical, financial and emotional support.
Supporter Donations Team
3rd July 2020
Thank you for your email yesterday and copy of the confirmation of the donation of £330.00 to Marie Curie from the Dave Owens & Frank Goodall Memorial Fund. I can confirm that we have safely received this, with much gratitude, into our Marie Curie account.
1st July 2020
Oesophageal Patients Assc.
Thank you for your email dated 29th June 2020. The OPA would like to express our thanks for the sum of £110.00 which you have so kindly donated. Your donation will help us continue the fight against this dreadful and preventable disease. Best Wishes & Stay Safe
29th June 2020
From Our Charities - 2020
Comments from the Charity Organisations we support
Below is a collection of just some of the many kind comments we have received from the recipient charities we support through the Dave Owens and Frank Goodall Memorial Fund. The value of every participant’s work in raising monies for the fund can be readily seen in their thanks.
Copies of all letters we receive from the charities can be seen on our Downloads Page >