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  • 11 May, 2020

    An Important Message to our Community

    Given the unprecedented COVID-19 situation, Challenge has decided to suspend all of our program activity until further notice. To read…

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  • 1 May, 2020

    Make Your Own Mother’s Day Card with Caryn!

    Mother’s Day is just around the corner and we have the perfect gift idea for you! Click here to read…

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  • 7 April, 2020

    We Can Support You!

    Despite the current COVID-19 crisis, we are still offering practical support services to our members. We cannot come into the…

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  • 2 April, 2020

    Leuk’s Colouring Competition

    Easter is just around the corner and we have the perfect activity to get you in the Easter spirit –…

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  • 1 April, 2020

    Thinking of all our Challenge Families

    Our CEO David Rogers shares a personal messages with all our Challenge families, volunteers and supporters – click to read…

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  • 17 March, 2020

    10 Years of the Werribee Mazda Challenge Golf Day

    On Friday 13th March, the Werribee Mazda Challenge Golf Day celebrated its 10th year supporting Challenge. Click here to read…

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  • 8 March, 2020

    Girls on a Mission

    In the spirit of International Women’s Day, there is a group of inspiring women we would like to celebrate –…

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  • 5 March, 2020

    Challenge Takes on the Mighty Murray River

    Twenty-nine Challenge troopers made a trip to Moama for our annual Waterskills Camp and what a blast it was! Click…

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  • 3 March, 2020

    Saints at Monash

    Our friends from St Kilda joined us on a visit to the Monash Children’s Hospital. Click here to read the…

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  • 21 February, 2020

    Guard of Honour Experience

    Some lucky Challenge members had the chance to stand alongside their favourite AFLW Bulldogs superstars recently… click here to read…

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  • 11 February, 2020

    2020 ISPS Handa Vic Open

    As the official charity partner for the seventh consecutive year, we reflect on what was another successful Vic Open tournament.…

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  • 4 February, 2020

    Sun’s Out, Fun’s Out!

    School is back and homework awaits, but we still find ourselves indulging in memories of summer… Click here to read!

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  • 28 January, 2020

    28th Robert Allenby Golf Day and Gala Dinner

    Celebrating its 28th year, 2019’s Robert Allenby Golf Day and Gala Dinner was a strong reminder of why this event…

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  • 24 January, 2020

    The Helmet Making a Difference

    Challenge ambassador Scotty James has done something truly extraordinary for our members living with cancer. Click here to read what!

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  • 16 January, 2020

    A World of Imaginative Role Play and Creativity

    Challenge kicked of its January School Holiday Program in the most fantastic way possible at Interaxcity Children’s Museum. Click here…

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  • 19 December, 2019

    Wrapping Up 2019

    The last couple of months have been an absolute whirlwind for Challenge with event after event. From Cops ‘N’ Kids…

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  • 10 October, 2019

    Challenge Ball Spectacular Dazzles in 2019

    The Challenge Ball 2019 promised spectacular and that it delivered. Click here to read the full story!

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  • 24 September, 2019

    Challenge in August!

    Just a little taste of what we got up to in August…

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  • 20 September, 2019

    Ski Camp Blizzard!

    After a 14-year hiatus, Challenge Ski Camp made a return to Mt Hotham in 2019! Click here to read the…

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  • 20 September, 2019

    A Trip to Tiger Land

    Challenge member, Anden, made a very special visit to Punt Road Oval in the lead up to Richmond’s Preliminary Final…

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  • 18 September, 2019

    A Smile 22 Years Later

    Scouring through the archives of Leuk the Duck, out popped a story we couldn’t not share. Click here to read…

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  • 12 September, 2019

    A Little More About Leuk…

    Last week you had the chance to meet the man behind Leuk the Duck, Mark Knight. Now it’s time to…

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  • 12 September, 2019

    Fast and Furious!

    Challenge and the Goulburn Valley Junior Motorcycle Club teamed up once again to provide one of the fastest and furious…

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  • 5 September, 2019

    Meet the Man Behind Leuk the Duck

    Meet the man behind our mascot Leuk the Duck – Australian and world-renowned cartoonist, Mark Knight.

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  • 4 September, 2019

    Desert Storm Success – Ride4Kids 2019

    What began as a small and humble group of motocross enthusiasts wanting to raise funds for kids living with cancer…

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  • 1 September, 2019

    #LeukInSeptember – Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

    The Challenge mascot Leuk the Duck has provided support and education to kids with cancer and their families for almost…

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  • 29 August, 2019

    Cohuna Matata!

    This year, we celebrated the 5th anniversary of Cohuna Camp and what a ball we had! To read the full…

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  • 27 August, 2019

    Kris is Chasing for Challenge!

    This Wednesday at 7.30pm on Channel 7, Kris Smith will take on the Chaser to try and win the cash…

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  • 16 August, 2019

    Challenge never stops – a taste of July

    They say time flies by when you’re having fun and given how quickly July disappeared, we can confirm this to…

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  • 9 August, 2019

    #DoingItForJarrod Days

    The response around the country to our inaugural #DoingItForJarrod fundraising events has been fantastic. Click here to see some photos!…

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  • 4 July, 2019

    Ski Camp is Back!

    After a 14 year hiatus, the much-loved Ski Camp will be making a return this September and we cannot wait!

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  • 27 June, 2019

    The Fiesta with a Cause

    This year’s Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend Gala Dinner saw Crown’s Palladium transform into an exotic wonderland that welcomed…

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  • 21 June, 2019

    The Raffle Winners of our Diamonds Fiesta

    Announcement of the 2019 Diamonds raffle winners – click here to find out who they are!

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  • 7 June, 2019

    Junior Troops Take On Camp Manyung

    Magical moments were created this weekend on Challenge’s annual Junior Camp, which hosted more than 60 kids aged between 4-7…

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  • 5 June, 2019

    Strength Through Loyalty is Always Rewarded

    30 years after playing his final game for the St Kilda Football Club, Trevor Barker has been inducted into the…

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  • 15 May, 2019

    Hamilton Community Rises to the Challenge

    For the 26th consecutive year, the people of Hamilton once again opened their arms to a group of 28 Challenge…

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  • 8 April, 2019

    Avast Ye, Hearties – the Challenge Voyage Has Begun!

    For over 20 years, Williamstown Boat Day has annually called upon Challenge’s finest pirates to join its crew and set…

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  • 25 March, 2019

    More Than a Game

    It might seem hyperbolic, but it is true – footy is more than a game and on Sunday, the St…

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  • 18 March, 2019

    Kylie’s Heart of Gold

    In town for her Golden Tour, Kylie showed us why her fame goes beyond her talent, as she organises an…

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  • 13 March, 2019

    Challenge Campers School the Mighty Murray in All Things Water Sports

    A few weekends ago, Challenge and 30 of its junior troopers decided to ditch Melbourne’s sizzling, 40-degree heat for a…

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  • 27 February, 2019

    Sandringham Yacht Club Keeps Kids Smiling

    Sandringham Yacht Club holds yet another successful weekend for Challenge and its families. Click here to read more!

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  • 20 February, 2019

    Girls Trekking for Challenge

    The ‘Girls On A Mission’ crew are ramping things up for their next big adventure. Click here to read more!

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  • 7 February, 2019

    Kylie Jumped on Board to Do It for the Kids

    Last week we celebrated some of the Challenge community’s unsung heroes and there is one we forgot to mention –…

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  • 30 January, 2019

    Summer Camp is BACK!

    It has been a long 10 years, but Summer Camp is back and better than ever! Click here to read…

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  • 30 January, 2019

    Recognising the Unsung Heroes of our Community

    Our communities are filled with many unsung heroes, but this Australia Day, three of Challenge’s were recognised for their honourable…

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  • 23 January, 2019

    Challenge Ambassadors Hitting Aces

    Though the tennis might be dominating Australian headlines in recent times, here are some impressive headlines about two of our…

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  • 5 December, 2018

    27th Robert Allenby Golf Day and Gala Dinner

    Over the 27 years the Robert Allenby Golf Day and Gala Dinner has been running, we never cease to be…

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  • 29 November, 2018

    Winner of Tag Heuer Raffle

    Congratulations to Nathan Beer of ACT. You have won a Tag Heuer Aqua Racer 300M Timepiece, courtesy of Tag Heuer.…

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  • 28 November, 2018

    COP-ping a whole lot of FUN in Ballarat!

    Departing for Cops N Kids Camp on an early Friday morning, sirens sounded all along King St in West Melbourne…

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  • 14 November, 2018

    Mothers’ Early Christmas Feast at Yering Station

    Challenge mothers were recently treated to impressive drops of wine and exquistely prepared dishes whilst overlooking spectacular views of the…

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  • 14 November, 2018

    Welcome to the Family, Scotty!

    Challenge is excited to announce and welcome the young, Australian snowboarder, Scotty James, as its newest Ambassador.

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  • 7 November, 2018

    Fate wrestles two souls back together

    Long-time Challenge member and friend, Xenia, shares her story of a friendship born from pure serendipity. Click here to read…

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  • 12 October, 2018

    Back to School Blues with Epic September Over

    The first day back at school is never fun and term four is always a tough one – especially after…

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  • 11 October, 2018

    Good Deeds Shine Bright on Challenge Ball’s Scrumdiddlyumptious Night

    “So shines a good deed in a weary world” – the driving purpose behind what was our best Challenge Ball…

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  • 10 October, 2018

    Challenge’s City Slickers

    Melbourne might have come runner up this year as the World’s Most Liveable City, but in our eyes, it is…

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  • 12 September, 2018

    Challenge is Revving Things Up!

    Following the KTM Ride4Kids event, we held our 2018 Motorbike Camp at the Goulburn Valley Junior Motorcycle Club and we…

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  • 5 September, 2018

    Cohuna? More like Cohu-YAH!

    It was only three years ago that Challenge was first approached by the wonderful Brooke Southern about starting up a…

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    4 September, 2018

    In honour of Jarrod

    Lusi, Jemma and I sincerely appreciate all of the thoughts, prayers, words and contributions in honour of Jarrod. He fought a long and courageous battle and gained the friendship and respect of many people along the way.

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  • 28 August, 2018

    Gearing Up 4 Kids with Cancer

    With stunning weather and a fantastic turn-out, the 2018 KTM Ride4Kids event was a HUGE success! Click here to read…

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  • 7 August, 2018

    Fireworks, Footy and Fun!

    FIREWORKS went off last week for our Challenge families with a jam-packed schedule of exciting activities! Click here to read…

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  • 13 July, 2018

    Lots of partying, little slumbering!

    Growing up, did you ever dream of spending a night in a hotel room without your parents, where you could…

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  • 3 July, 2018

    The Placebo of Positive Thinking

    Sometimes hope and belief are the only medicines you need and our very own Challenge member – Mitchell Prendergast –…

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  • 27 June, 2018

    Women Giving a New Meaning to Diamonds

    The 2018 Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend Gala Dinner yet again shows that when women come together and support…

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  • 8 June, 2018

    Our Challenge Family!

    One of the things Challenge prides itself on is its sense of community and holistic focus. We are not just…

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  • 7 June, 2018

    Junior Camp 2018!

    Rising bright and early Saturday morning, 50 of our junior troops packed their bags and embarked on an adventure like…

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  • 30 April, 2018

    April Schools…the Holidays!

    Well, kids, how is school going? Amazing, horrible, average? I bet you are missing those sleep ins and even more,…

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  • 30 April, 2018

    Hamming it up in Hamilton!

    Within the April school holidays our Challenge troops made their way to Hamilton to celebrate and enjoy our annual Hamilton…

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  • 17 April, 2018

    Tom Dean is Shaving it All Back!

    Challenge member, Tom Dean, has started his own initiative to give back to those who supported him throughout his cancer…

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  • 10 April, 2018

    Challenge Crew, All Hands on Deck!

    Our Challenge pirates struck gold with the weather on Saturday as we hosted one of our most anticipated family events,…

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  • 27 March, 2018

    25 Years of Hamilton Love!

    Hamilton Camp is one of Challenge’s oldest and most treasured camps and as we approach its 25th anniversary, we are…

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  • 23 March, 2018

    The Kids Light Up!

    A Day in May is fast approaching and Aussie Rock Icon, James Reyne (Official) is joining Challenge to encourage YOU to help…

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  • 14 March, 2018

    Waterskills Camp 2018, Cry Me A River!

    You really could not have asked for a better weekend for our annual Waterskills Camp – with blue skies and…

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  • 6 March, 2018

    Sailing Away To Keep Cancer At Bay!

    As the bows of our ships sliced through the waters, Challenge families embarked on a weekend adventure like no other…click…

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  • 23 February, 2018

    Werribee Mazda Challenge Golf Day!

    Celebrating its eighth year, the annual Werribee Mazda Challenge Golf Day is set to take place on Friday 2 March…

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  • 31 January, 2018

    Challenge is all about heART!

    Hey Everyone! Meet Caryn, our new Challenge Art Therapist.

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  • 31 January, 2018

    Challenge’s Summer of Fun!

    It seems the cool change is setting in and it has come at the right time, with the Challenge summer…

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  • 11 January, 2018

    The Ambrus Family Light The Way To Christmas

    A Challenge family used the month leading up to Christmas as a time to give back and enjoy the festive…

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  • 11 January, 2018

    Vale, Alysha

    A farewell to one of Challenge’s finest members…

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  • 19 December, 2017

    A Challenge Star Shines Bright

    A Challenge member, Dylan Company, has emerged to be one of the VCE Class of 2017’s superstars as he astounds…

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  • 19 December, 2017

    The Group That Plays All Year

    There were mixed feelings in the Challenge office this week as we held our final playgroup session of the year.…

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  • 14 December, 2017

    High Tides, Good Vibes

    There is an old saying that goes something like where there’s a will, there’s a WAVE and recently, our Challenge…

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  • 11 December, 2017

    Ready, Teddy, Go!

    Challenge recently hosted what was PAW-sitively the best teddy bears’ picnic of all time…click here to read more!

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  • 8 December, 2017

    D&E Air-Conditioning Raffle Winners Announced!

    We are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s D&E Air-Conditioning Raffle.

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  • 7 December, 2017

    Chappell, Warne, Larcart & Dridan – Names Etched in Cricket History.

    There have been a lot of legends and superstars to grace the holy land of the MCG and in the…

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  • 4 December, 2017

    The 26th Annual Robert Allenby Golf Day and Gala Dinner!

    In its 26th year, the Robert Allenby Golf Day and Gala Dinner has never failed to deliver, and this year…

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  • 4 December, 2017

    Christmas Party 2017!

    Well, it’s fair to say there were some obstacles in the lead up to the 2017 Challenge Christmas Party with…

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  • 24 November, 2017

    Age Is Just A Number!

    Age is just a number.  You are never too old, and you are never too young to make a difference;…

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  • 21 November, 2017

    Sirens Blazing – Challenge Troopers Badge Up!

    Just this weekend, 60 kids ‘badged’ themselves up to become the 2017 Cops ‘N’ Kids Camp’s latest recruits!

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  • 17 October, 2017

    Challenge Ball Colours Your World!

    October has always been a special month for Challenge; a month where we remember the beginning of our independence as…

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  • 10 October, 2017

    Challenge’s September Adventures

    With the month of October in motion, Challenge has just finished wrapping up its September School Holiday Program and what…

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  • 2 October, 2017

    Urban Camp

    Last weekend in Melbourne you might have heard storm fans cheering and tiger fans roaring, but did you hear our…

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  • 6 September, 2017

    A Challenge Scholar

    A Challenge member’s story about the importance of resilience and determination in overcoming the many hurdles and challenges life sometimes poses to us.  To…

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  • 5 September, 2017

    Challenge Pays Attention to childhood cancer

    Is your selfie game as strong as Sam Pang’s? Throughout September, the #ChallengePaysAttention campaign invites you to join the movement…

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  • 24 August, 2017

    Challenge Races through August

    It’s been a whirlwind of events and activities these last few weeks at Challenge and we still haven’t stopped moving!…

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  • 4 August, 2017

    Lacing Up For Team Challenge!

    On 30th July, the City of Melbourne filled with thousands of joggers, all ready to participate and celebrate the 10th…

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  • 28 July, 2017

    Kicking goals against childhood cancer!

    On Saturday 22nd July, Melbourne showcased its best weather which saw the Essendon Football Club get behind Challenge and childhood cancer…

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  • 20 July, 2017

    Challenge joins Essendon Football Club for the ‘Clash for Cancer’ match!

    On Tuesday morning, 22 young Challenge members and their families visited the Essendon hangar to meet their footy heroes, in the lead…

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  • 5 July, 2017

    Challenge Mum Shines Like A Diamond!

    For many women, winning a sparkling diamond ring would be a dream come true – but for Challenge mother, Marie…

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  • 27 June, 2017

    You Make Me Feel Like Dancing!

    The 2017 Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend Gala Dinner continues to wow it’s guests, with epic entertainment, outstanding gift…

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  • 16 June, 2017

    Time Flies When You’re Having Fun!

    They say time flies when you’re having fun, so it is no wonder that here at Challenge we cannot believe…

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  • 8 June, 2017

    Our Junior Troopers Take on Camp Manyung!

    On June 3rd, Challenge’s junior campers set off to Mt. Eliza to embark on a weekend of much fun and…

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  • 15 May, 2017

    Celebrating One Of Our Greatest Resources!

    Amidst the chaos of life whether you are working, studying or trying to run a family, it is sometimes difficult…

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  • 13 May, 2017

    Calling All Juniors!

    One of Challenge’s most popular camps, “Junior Camp” is just around the corner!

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  • 12 April, 2017

    Hamilton Camp

    The tumultuous and stormy weather of Melbourne did not hold back our Challenge kids on Hamilton Camp… read more and…

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  • 5 April, 2017

    A Jolly Good Day on Williamstown’s Bay!

    Check out all the mischief and adventure our Challenge pirates embarked on at the Williamstown Boat Day!

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  • 30 March, 2017

    All Stars for the Team Dinner!

    Well folks, the 2017 All Stars Team Dinner was a raging success!

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  • 22 March, 2017

    Challenge gets sandy at the Sandringham Boat Day!

    Just sit right back and you’ll hear our tale …..of our three hour tour…..our three hour tour.

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  • 8 March, 2017

    KTM’s weekend ‘Riding 4 Kids’

    The warm summer sun did not deter riders from gearing up to support the 2017 KTM Ride4Kids!

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  • 16 February, 2017

    Vincent Chiodo

    It is not often you come across a person like Vincent Chiodo – he was truly one of a kind.

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  • 2 December, 2016

    25th Robert Allenby Golf Day and Gala Dinner

    Celebrating its 25th year, the Robert Allenby Golf Day and Gala Dinner remains one of the biggest events in the Challenge calendar with Robert raising over $20 million for Challenge in the last 24 years.

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  • 28 July, 2016

    Recap of a Weekend of Fun!

    The weekends are often for lazing around, catching up on lost sleep and bombing out watching a movie. This was definitely not the case for the members and team at Challenge – instead it was a weekend full of magic, action and triumphs!

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  • 20 July, 2016

    Essendon Football Club Training Experience

    On Monday morning, a perfect winter’s day, twelve Challenge families made their way to the Essendon Football Club Training Centre.

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  • 1 July, 2016

    Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend Event, a Spectacular Success!

    Viva Las Vegas baby! The 2016 Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend Gala dinner was spectacular! Over 1500 women filled…

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  • 31 May, 2016

    Ride4Kids MTB Festival 2016!

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