The Norfolk Superhero quadrathlon event is held annually in June at Burnham Overy Staithe on the beautiful North Norfolk coast. Participants take part in teams of 2 over a course that includes a 1 mile swim, a 4 mile kayak through the creeks, a 45 mile circular cycle route and an 8 mile run across the beach finishing with the last mile over the marsh.
The event supports a different charity every year and we were thrilled when the Superhero team contacted us to let us know that they had chosen to support our charity in 2019!
Spending Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd June at the Superhero HQ in Burnham Overy Staithe, we met the amazing people who bring the Norfolk Superhero Challenge to life each year. Everyone from organisers, participants, marshals, sponsors, supporters and families were so supportive and interested in the local work of our charity.
Money raised from Superhero will help local Young Carers supported by our charity. These are children and young people who may have limited opportunities in life due to helping to care for a family member. This funding will help us to provide positive activities, including groups in four locations in Norfolk, trips and residential activities to give Young Carers a chance to escape their day to day pressures and to be a child again.
Chris Elliott, Marketing and Fundraising Manager for The Benjamin Foundation says: “We thoroughly enjoyed being part of the Norfolk Superhero Challenge in 2019 – a record breaking fundraising event for our charity. The difference this funding will make to the lives of local Young Carers is immense – we can’t thank Norfolk Superhero enough for their support.”
We’re pleased to say that Norfolk Superhero Challenge has been our largest ever fundraising event with the amount of money raised currently at over £60,000 and the total continuing to rise. Thank you for being our Superheroes!
If any Superheroes or supporters have any questions or queries, please get in touch with our Marketing and Fundraising team on 01603 886931 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Steven Newing House opened its doors in May 2003. Since then it has accommodated nearly 200 young people.