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The Big Challenge 2017

A four screen film installation inspired by Dr Martin Luther King Jr.'s visit to Newcastle in 1967

Date/Time: 13 October 2017, 19.30 - 14 October 2017, 06.00

Venue: Gateshead Stadium

Stay overnight event aiming to highlight the homelessness issue in the North East. Young children from troubled background are most vulnerable and more likely to face homelessness at age of 16. We raise money for quality counselling services to these children and to help them develop skills for brighter future.

All students and staff from Newcastle University are invited to join The Big Challenge 2017, on Friday 13th October. 5 mile sponsored evening walk from Bridgewater School, where local people will be swapping their sprinting shoes for their sleeping bags to spend a night under the stars at the Gateshead Stadium to raise money to help vulnerable families in the North East.

The event is being organised by Friends of Bridgewater School and local charity, Children Bringing Change – a partnership which aims to work with NE and Iraqi families to support positive change.
Please join on https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-big-challenge-2017-tickets-35567791221?aff=eac2