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The Charity

On The Water Charity Trust isa not-for-profit organisation, which was recently established with a spirit of adventure in mind with the aim to raise money and awareness for various charities, organisations and individuals in need as determined by the committee.

Money raised from Nadiya’s Challenge will be forwarded to Challenge – Supporting Kids with Cancer.

Challenge Facts

The Challenge office, known as Challenge House, is conveniently located near the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) in West Melbourne and is within walking distance to Melbourne’s CBD.

The organisation also provides services for families 365 days a year, which include camps, hospital support, respite and holiday accommodation, parental support, family activity days and an extensive ticketing program, among an array of other services.

  • Challenge is a not-for-profit organisation that supports children living with cancer and their families, from the time of diagnosis, throughout the treatment period and beyond.
  • Challenge is committed to providing daily support for the entire family through quality, tailored programs.
  • All Challenge programs and services are offered at no cost.
  • More than 200 young people aged 18-years and under are supported each week.
  • To assist families, Challenge offers camps, hospital support, respite and holiday accommodation, parent support, family activity days and an extensive ticketing program, among an array of other services.
  • Challenge camps offer kids the chance to experience the joys of just being a child again.
  • They also benefit the brothers and sisters of patients. A variety of camps are offered, with more than 600 young people attending camps each year.
  • Challenge provides programs and services at the Children’s Cancer Centres at the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) and Monash Medical Centre (MMC), as well as other hospitals.
  • Challenge provides the Children’s Cancer Centres access to FOXTEL, video games, portable DVD players, laptops and internet access, along with an extensive DVD library.
  • Challenge families are offered respite and holiday accommodation at two beachside locations.
  • Challenge provides a range of support services for parents, including domestic assistance, as well as social activities.
  • Challenge Playgroup offers patients aged between two and five years a weekly opportunity to socialise with other children while they are not able to attend their usual community playgroup, kindergarten or crèche.
  • The Christopher Wise Education Scholarship is awarded twice a year to assist young people undergoing treatment with primary, secondary or tertiary educational pursuits.
  • Golfing champion, Robert Allenby, is the International Patron of Challenge and Collingwood
  • Football Club legend Nathan Buckley is the National Patron.
  • Ambassadors include professional golfer and former Challenge member Jarrod Lyle, Wimbledon champion Todd Woodbridge and international basketball legend Andrew Gaze.
  • Challenge receives no government funding and must raise over $2 million a year to continue its program.
  • Four children are diagnosed with cancer each week in Victoria and a further 1000 are currently undergoing treatment.