Steven Crompton, Founder

Steven founded Challenge Child Poverty following a volunteering trip to Uganda where he was shocked to witness extreme levels of child poverty. He felt compelled to do something to make a difference, and using his love of running, created a charity which combines sporting challenges and targeted fundraising. Having experienced challenges during his own childhood, Steven is committed to being part of the solution for children experiencing adversity today.


Meet Our Trustees

Jo Candlish, Chair


Jo was attracted to Challenge Child Poverty because of its transparent approach to fundraising, and inspired by the commitment and energy Steven brings to making a real difference. Jo has a wealth of experience in business, especially in governance roles. She applies her experience to the smooth running of the charity and keeping our governance on track. In her personal life Jo has first hand experience of the transformative effect of sports, another reason she was attracted to Challenge Child Poverty's aims.


Amit Kumar, Digital Trustee


Amit has a strong background in marketing technology and customer experience, bringing considerable experience to Challenge Child Poverty in developing our marketing and customer interface strategies. With a proven track record in managing and implementing projects to drive business growth, Amit grew up in a poor farming background and has a personal connection to the cause. His focus is on helping us build our charity up so that we can make a difference to children around the world suffering with extreme adversity.


Our Team of Volunteers

We have a wonderful team of 15 volunteers from every profession made up of graphic designers, copy writers, project mangers front end developers and marketing experts helping us to build a platform where we can save as many children from extreme suffering as we can because we are run by passionate volunteers we can pledge that 100% of all donations goes directly to the causes we are supporting.


Registered Charity Number: 1184302 (England and Wales)


We are run by volunteers and 100% of our Donations goes to fighting extreme child poverty

We cover Our operational costs by selling tickets to our 24 hour running events.