Challenge 21 | Women’s and Children’s Hospital Foundation | 20 Sep – 10 Oct 2021

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Challenge 21: Challenge yourself in honour of Sam Roberts

Challenge 21 is inspired by the Roberts Family who have been fundraising for the WCH Foundation for 15 years in memory of their son, Sam Roberts.

This year, in celebration of Sam’s 21st birthday, the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Foundation have launched the inaugural Challenge 21, so that anyone, anywhere can take on any challenge they like to support sick kids.

Choose and take on a challenge related to the number 21. For example, run 21km’s, give something up for 21 days, or get creative and come up with your own epic challenge. Get your friends and family to sponsor you and raise funds for some of South Australia’s most vulnerable children and their families.

Registrations for Challenge 21 are now open. Sign up for free as an individual or a team and start raising funds in the lead up to the Challenge period – 20 September to 10 October. 


About Sam Roberts:

Michelle and Marty Roberts’ middle child, Sam, had just turned two when they were given the shattering news that their gorgeous, blonde-haired, little boy was terminally ill with a very rare neurological degenerative condition called Niemann-Pick Disease Type C.

After a courageous battle fought in the Women’s and Children’s Hospital (WCH), young Sam passed away in 2005 just before his fifth birthday.

Sam and his family spent many years in and out of the WCH, his siblings Lucy and Charlie growing up by his side in the Hospital environment.

The Roberts family have spent the past 15 years fundraising for the Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation (WCH Foundation) in his memory. They created the Sam Roberts Family Fund and through their Cycle 4 Sam fundraiser have contributed over $750,000 to various projects for the WCH Foundation and the WCH Paediatric Palliative Care Service.

They celebrated Sam’s 21st birthday on June 30, 2021.

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Challenge 21 website.

What:   Challenge 21 

When:    20 September – 10 October 2021 

Where:   Anywhere

Who:   Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: Women’s and Children’s Hospital Foundation website


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