Parent Support

Women for Challenge (WFC)

Founded in 2001, Women for Challenge aims to support and improve the quality of life for mothers caring for a seriously ill child.

A life-threatening illness in a child can lead to an overwhelming sense of helplessness among parents. Mothers in these situations often struggle to manage and sustain all the usual family responsibilities, while also trying to care for their sick loved one. This places an enormous amount of stress on the family and can upset the family equilibrium.

The Women for Challenge program was established to create a network and community for mothers who find themselves in these difficult circumstances. The program aims to provide mothers with the opportunity to:

  • Manage their own feelings in supporting their sick child, siblings and spouse/partner
  • Socialise with other mothers travelling similar journeys, allowing them to share and relate to one another
  • Find time for themselves
  • Enjoy experiences which unite the family together to spend quality time with each other

The Women for Challenge programs include: weekend retreats, date nights, home help, financial assistance, brunches, walking group, massages, manicures and parent dinners in hospital.

The Women For Challenge Committee also organises one of the biggest fundraising events of the year, the Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend Gala Dinner.

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