What We Do

Challenge is a not-for-profit organisation that supports children and families living with cancer, 365 days a year.  Our support is free and immediate, helping to lighten the cancer journey by addressing the practical, social, and emotional needs of all our members.

Following a child’s diagnosis, life changes significantly. Families begin a journey of uncharted territory, where they learn to adapt to a ‘new normal’ of life with cancer. Adjusting to these changes is difficult and takes its toll on every member of the family – patient, parent, and sibling(s).

This is where Challenge steps in. Sometimes you do not know what it is you need until someone shows you.

Challenge aims to manage the impact of a cancer diagnosis by addressing the emotional, social, and practical needs of your family. Whether it is help at home or a weekend away, we tailor our services to meet the requirements of each individual within the family unit. 

Membership is free and available to families with a child aged 18 years old or under and who has been diagnosed with cancer or a life-threatening blood disorder. Siblings are also encouraged to sign up as members.

Some of our services include: 

  • Programs for children: Camps, hospital support and activity days, playgroup sessions, movie days, music therapy and massage therapy. 
  • Programs for families: Lunches and weekends away, home help, holiday accommodation, transportation and financial assistance, activities
  • Scholarships and Trusts: Academic and creative scholarships for primary, secondary and tertiary students
  • Bereavement services: Support and advice, social groups and retreats


“When I found out my child had cancer I was in shock and didn’t know where to turn and how to deal with everything. I looked to Challenge for help, support and advice on how to get through this difficult period of time.”
– Tonya, Challenge Mum

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