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CCTA at Cliffhanger

We have a stand at this year’s Cliffhanger event in Sheffield city centre. We’re in the Winter Gardens, so please come to visit us if you would like to discuss a challenge. We’re there today until 6pm and tomorrow 10-5

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Volunteer Trustees Wanted

CCTA is run by a small group of volunteer trustees. From time to time, trustees step down and we welcome new individuals onto our trustee board … they bring new energy, connections and skills, and enable the charity to continue

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Dambuster 2017 Results

Dambuster 2017 results are now available on the Results Page

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Julia’s Tall Ships Challenge

Tall Ship Image

We’re saying Bon Voyage to our intrepid challenger Julia, who sailed off on her tall ships challenge on the high seas on 27 Feb, sailing from Las Palmas & back to Southampton, with just a wee detour via the Azores.

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Dambuster 2017 Online Entries

The 2017 Dambuster will be on Saturday 13 May 2017 The Derwent Dambuster is an annual event to raise funds for Challenge Cancer Through Adventure. The event is a 10-mile run / challenge walk in the beautiful Derwent Valley. Your

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CCTA AGM 2017: 14/03/17

The 2017 Challenge Cancer Through Adventure AGM will be held on Tuesday 14th March 2017 at the Grouse Inn, Froggatt (map & info). The meeting will start at 7:30pm, and finish around 9:00pm. All are welcome. Many thanks to the

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Dambuster 2017 date: 13/05/17

We can now confirm that the date for the 2017 Derwent Dambuster Trail Race and Challenge Walk will be Saturday 13 May 2017. Our online entry form will go live on a date to be announced (probably late Jan or

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John O’Groats to Land’s Ends – Completed

Hub Cycle Finish

Well done to Jonathan Booth on completing his fourteen day cycle ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End. Jon completed his challenge on Thursday 29th September. Jon has been diagnosed with Stomach and Liver Cancer, but wanted to complete the

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Eva’s Walk to Land’s End and Beyond

I was 39 when I was diagnosed with lymphoma, both the aggressive one and also low grade lymphoma. I had 6 doses of chemotherapy. Only when I started to recover from the treatment did I realize the full meaning of

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John O’Groats to Land’s End

Our latest challenger, Jonathan Booth, will be setting off this week to cycle from John O’Groats to Land’s End. Jon has been diagnosed with Stomach and Liver Cancer, but wants to complete the challenge and, while doing so, raise funds

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Follow our latest challenger’s blog

Our latest challenger, Claire, will be taking on  the Haute Route Glacier Trek in the Alps this month. During 2014 and 2015 Claire received treatment for Breast Cancer, including two surgeries, six months of chemotherapy and twenty five days of

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Cliffhanger Festival 2016: Volunteers Needed…

Sheffield’s Cliffhanger Festival returns this year over the weekend 9 –10 July and we are very happy to be one of only two charities offered a stand! This year, Sheffield city centre will be transformed into a playground for outdoor

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2016 AGM Minutes

The 2016 Challenge Cancer Through Adventure AGM was held on Tuesday 15th March 2016 at the Grouse Inn, Froggatt. Many thanks to all who attended, and to the Grouse Pub for once again hosting us for our AGM. The minutes

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Mayday B.E.’e.R

B.E.’e.R … Because Everyone ‘ere Runs   … or at least  everyone in team B.E.’e.R, who are once again taking part in the Conti Lightening 12, a 12-hour continuous relay round a 10km off-road circuit in Catton Park in 1st

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2016 Dambuster Photos

There are around 700 high-resolution photos from this year’s Dambuster event now available for download on our website for an optional donation to CCTA. Many thanks to professional photographers Paul Richardson (www.agour.co.uk) and Sharon Oliver (www.sharonoliverphotography.co.uk) who have kindly donated

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2016 Dambuster Certificates

Dambuster Finishers Certificates now available.     Many thanks once again to all who took part in the 2016 Derwent Dambuster event. You can now download and print off a finishers certificate.     To download your 2016 Dambuster finishers

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2016 Dambuster Results

Wow … another amazing Dambuster event. Despite an atrocious weather forecast, the weather was (mostly) glorious, although the coldest Dambuster event that we can remember. Many thanks to all who took part, and the 35 volunteers and event sponsors (Cotswold

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CCTA AGM 2016: 15/03/16

The 2016 Challenge Cancer Through Adventure AGM will be held on Tuesday 15th March 2016 at the Grouse Inn, Froggatt (map & info). The meeting will start at 7:30pm, and finish around 9:00pm. All are welcome. Many thanks to the

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CCTA @ Buxton Adventure Festival 21/01/16

This year, the Buxton Adventure Festival is taking on a different format … a series of monthly talks and film shows from some of the world’s best adventurers. CCTA are very grateful to Heason Events for inviting us to all

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Claire’s Peak District Marathon

As part of an ongoing programme to regain her fitness following cancer treatment last year, Claire Cologne is undertaking a solo run … a personal “Peak District Marathon” (27 miles and 1,600m+ of hills across the Peak District). If all

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2016 Dambuster trail race sold out

2016 Dambuster event date: 16 April 2016  2016 Trail Race has sold out (in just over 2 hours!)   A few places are still available for challenge walk. This year’s Derwent Dambuster trail race sold out in an incredible 2

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Cotswold Outdoor Bakewell sponsoring 2016 Dambuster

We are delighted that Cotswold Outdoor Bakewell store will once again be sponsoring the Derwent Dambuster event. We are very grateful to Paul Dobie and his team from for sponsoring prizes, race numbers and providing an event shelter for the

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Dambuster 2016: Fundraise with mydonate

Calling all Dambuster 2016 walkers and runners … we have now set up a “mydonate” fundraisign page for the 2016 Derwent Dambuster event. Please use this to raise sponsorship for your participation in the event. To set up your personal

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Dambuster 2016 date confirmed

The Derwent Dambuster is an annual event to raise funds for Challenge Cancer Through Adventure. The event is a 10-mile run / challenge walk in the beautiful Derwent Valley. Your entry fees are used to support CCTA challengers undertake their

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Volunteer Trustees Wanted: Secretary & Treasurer in 2016

CCTA is run by a small group of volunteer trustees. From time to time, trustees step down and we welcome new individuals into our trustee board … they bring new energy, connections and skills, and enable the charity to continue

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Cavendish Cancer Care #SheffieldTogether 2015

CCTA recently supported Cavendish Cancer Care’s fundraising event Sheffield Together 2015 … a muddy 10k fun run / challenge walk around Eccleshall Woods in Sheffield.

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CCTA @ Buxton Adventure Festival 2015/16

This year (and into 2016), the Buxton Adventure Festival is taking on a different format … a series of monthly talks and film shows from some of the world’s best adventurers. CCTA are very grateful to Heason Events as we

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Adventure Overland UK Donation

We were very pleased to receive a big cheque for a great donation of £350 from Clare of Adventure Overland UK. Clare is a trustee who has undertaken her own “challenge” to cancer. Every donation means that we can help

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Buxton Adventure Festival 11-12 October 2014

We’ll be at the Buxton Adventure Festival (http://www.buxtonadventurefestival.co.uk) on the 11-12th October 2014 as one of their charity partners. Partnering with Buxton Adventure Festival will help us to publicise what we do so that we can support more people to

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Derwent Dambuster 2015

This will be the 10th year of this great event. It will take place on 18th April 2015. Bookings will open in January, last year all places were sold within a few hours! So watch this space for details of

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New Trustees

We are delighted to have 3 more trustees: Corinna, Lorna and Keith. They all have a passion for the outdoors and lots of brilliant ideas to help Challenge Cancer to develop. They are also really keen to be involved in

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Only 3 days until Dambuster 2014

Over 40 volunteers are all set to make the Dambuster Run / Challenge Walk a great success. The Dambuster has been called the friendliest event. A whole team of people bake cakes so the the refreshments at the end of

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New Trustees Join the Team

We are really pleased to welcome Clare and Andie to the trustees team. They are full of bright ideas for how to develop the charity. We will tell you more about them on the trustee page soon.

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CCTA nominated by Nationwide in Derbyshire

Thanks We are delighted to have been nominated by Nationwide Building Society’s south Derbyshire branches to be part of their Community Match scheme during April, May and June 2014. Nationwide customers in the following branches can vote for CCTA to

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CCTA at ShAFF 4-6 April 2014

CCTA will be at the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (at the Showroom Workstation on 4th-6th April 2014), meeting lots of adventurers and publicising the charity. Come along and say hello, help us let people know who we are and what

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2014 Dambuster Challenge Walk Sold Out

The 2014 Dambuster challenge walk has now sold out too. It is not too late to volunteer to help with the event.  Just see the Dambuster page for more details.  

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2014 Dambuster Run sold out!

The 2014 Dambuster Trail Race and Fun Run events have sold out in an extraordinary 9 hours and 30 minutes. This is another new record (last year we sold out in 31 hours)! It reflects the ongoing popularity of this

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2013 Dambuster Results

Here is a link to the full results list from this year’s Dambuster event. Dambuster 2013 results Enjoy!

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2013 Dambuster Pictures

Here is a link to loads of pictures from this year’s Dambuster event. Dambuster 2013 pics Enjoy!  

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2013 Dambuster Stunning Success

Yet again, the Dambuster event was a huge success … glorious weather (but not too hot), breathtaking scenery, smiling faces, tired legs, yummy cakes. Our heartfelt thanks to all who contributed / supported / marshalled / planned / baked /

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2013 Dambuster Challenge Walk Sold Out!

The 2013 Dambuster event is now completely full. The last few remaining challenge walk places sold out today. Many thanks to all who have entered. Click here for Dambuster detailed information for runners and walkers As usual, we have arranged

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More great news items

We hope that you have noticed that we have a new website. We have been working away to update it and we would love to hear what you think of it. Please keep a look out for even more great

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2013 Dambuster Trail Race Sold Out!

The very popular Running option has sold out in 31 hours and 29 minutes. This is a new record! It reflects the popularity of this lovely event. There are still some places for the challenge walk but these are going

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2013 Dambuster Entries open 2nd Jan

The 2013 Dambuster will be held on Saturday 20th April. The online entry forms will be available from noon on Wednesday 2nd January. Last year, the event sold out in 36 hours, so make sure you don’t miss it!  

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2012 spring e-newsletter

Our 2012 spring e-newsletter has been published. Click here to read it  

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Derby Cathedral Abseil

Together with Dukes Barn Outdoor Education Centre, Challenge Cancer through Adventure organised a sponsored abseil on the 6th October at Derby Cathedral         Sponsored by Go Outdoors

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The Derwent Dambuster 2007

Yet another very successful day for fundraising!

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Holding On Lecture

A lecture by Rob and Jo Gambi  Click here for more information click here  

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Tim Gould’s High Peak Marathon

Tim ran the High Peak Marathon, a 42 mile, overnight running race around the high ground of the Derwent Watershed. The event started from Edale Village Hall on Friday 2nd March, when 40 teams of four people were released between

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Andy Heading’s Yukon Arctic Ultra

Congratulations to Andy Heading for winning the gruelling Yukon Arctic Ultra 2007. As temperatures dropped to -61 degrees, the 460 mile, self-sufficient foot-race across the Yukon was shortened for safety reasons after 9 days of sled-pulling, but Andy was miles

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When Beeley Freezes Over

Carol Singing About 20 people and animals braved a cold Saturday in December to sing carols around Beeley. We had shepherds, fairys, Santas and members of the Fishpond Choir. We sang at The Old Smithy Café, then went to the

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When Hell Freezes Over

A lecture by Andy Kirkpatrick Challenge Cancer Through Adventure organised a mountaineering lecture by Andy Kirkpatrick – well known extreme big wall climber and general funny man- ‘When Hell Freezes Over – Winter expeditions to Patagonia’ at Hope Valley College,

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Yorkshireman Marathon

Nicky Spinks and Rosie Burgess both took part in the Yorkshireman Off-Road Marathon which is 26.3 miles long and has 4000′ of climb. It is run over the footpaths and tracks of the South Pennines. www.kcac.co.uk   You can read

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Tour de Mont Blanc Race

Karen Davison and Debbie Smith took part in The North Face Ultra Trail Tour du Mont Blanc, which is a 158km non-stop race with 8500m of ascent! You can sponsor them online by visiting their Justgiving sponsorship page  

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Grand Raid Cristalp Race

This mountain bike race from Verbier – Grimentz in the Swiss Alps covers 131km with 4700m climb and crosses 6 valleys and must be accomplished within strict time limits. l was one of the 33 women to start among 1000

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Darley Park Sprint Triathlon

750m – 23K – 5K   The Darley Sprint Triathlon took place at the beautiful Darley Park just a mile north of Derby city centre. The organisers: Punishing Events, encouraged participants to get sponsored to raise funds for Challenge Cancer

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Derwent Dambuster 2006

The Derwent Dambuster Challenge is a prestigious new 10 mile event around the beautiful Upper Derwent Valley which aims to raise money for Challenge Cancer Through Adventure. The inaugural Derwent Dambuster took place on Saturday 20th May 2006, and so

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Penny’s Recital

Penny Stone gave a singing recital on Sunday 9th July 2006 in Derby in memory of Dawn Hopkinson’s gift of enabling young people to achieve their dream, and would like to give half of the donations to Challenge Cancer Through

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Kate’s Big Walk

Kate Rawson walked from Le Puy en Velay (France), to Santiago De Compostela (Spain) Covering 1541 km and 2 countries, a total of 3 months walking which raised a fantastic £1000 for Challenge Cancer For Adventure. THE ROUTE My initial

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A Hopey New Year

The Hopey New Year Audax took place on January 7th 2006. The route went from Hope to Ashbourne via Brassington, and back via Longnor and Tideswell, with a total ascent of 1953m. True to form the weather was atrocious, thick

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Thornbridge Christmas Fund Raising

Adge Last, Centre Manager & OE Adviser at Thornbridge Hall writes… ‘We have a £71 donation from staff at Thornbridge. We collected funds instead of sending any cards internally to staff, and also held a raffle for items gathered during

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Peak Climbing Club AGM

The Peak Climbing Club collected £60 at their AGM, and have donated it to Challenge Cancer Through Adventure. Many thanks to them.  

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Touching the Cloud

Dawn Hopkinson, one of the ‘seven’ who helped set up Challenge Cancer Through Adventure, undertook the flight of a lifetime on Monday October 3rd, to raise awareness for a new charity that aims to bring adventure to the life of

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Kat’s Triathlon Success

Katrina Adams won the women’s ‘Fun’ Triathlon at Ironbridge and doubled her sponsorship money, raising nearly £100 for Challenge Cancer Through Adventure. Here’s her story: On the 17th July, I tried something new, and took part in the Ironbridge “Fun”

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Deepest to Highest

Caving, cycling, canoeing and mountain walking from the bottom of Giant’s Hole near Castleton to the top of Scafel Pike in the Lake District. This was the challenge for over twenty outdoor enthusiasts supported by twenty supporters as they gathered

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