What is Challenge 21?

Challenge 21 is for anyone, anywhere to take on any challenge. All to raise funds to support sick kids who are cared for by our Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Our hospital is there for us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Let’s show them how much we care! Join us in Challenge 21.

The inaugural Challenge 21 event is inspired by 'Cycle 4 Sam' which is a fundraiser run by The Roberts Family in memory of their son, Sam, who was cared for by the Paediatric Palliative Care Unit at the Women's and Children's Hospital. When Sam was two-years old his family were given the shattering news that their gorgeous boy was terminally ill with a very rare, neurological degenerative condition called Niemann-Pick Disease Type C. This year, Sam should be turning 21.

In honour of Sam and to support the children and families going through incredibly challenging times, take on a challenge. You could do a physical challenge like run 21km or do 21 days of yoga, change a habit for 21 days, or get creative and come up with your own challenge. If you get stuck and can’t decide on a challenge, the team have put together a list of 21 challenges that might help you decide.

We want to see our whole community take on a challenge between September 20 and October 10 either as an individual or as a team. With the continued support of people just like you, together, we help to provide the greatest care for sick children and their families.


How do I share my fundraising page on Facebook?

Sharing your fundraising web page on Facebook is a great way to spread the word to more people! It’s easy too.

When you log into your Facebook account, you should see a box that asks “What’s on your mind?”. Simply copy the website link (or ‘URL’) that we sent in your registration email and paste it into this box. That will create an image or ‘preview’ of the link. In the box, write a message in front of the link. This could be: “I'm taking on Challenge 21 to support sick kids. Sponsor me by clicking this link to my fundraising page.” Then click ‘post’.

Do I have to fundraise?

Registration is FREE for Challenge 21 so we would love if you gave fundraising your best shot and shared your challenge with your friends, family and colleagues to support sick kids in Adelaide - click here for more information on the Women's and Children's Hospital Foundations impact.

Can I use Facebook to raise funds for Challenge 21?

Whilst Facebook is a great way to share the fundraising link we give you, we suggest you do not create a separate Facebook Fundraiser. If you raise money using Facebook it doesn’t count towards your Challenge 21 fundraising target and could mean that you miss out on some excting prizes. We suggest you share your fundraising page on your social platforms to encourages friends, family and colleagues to support your fundraising. 

How do I get a receipt for my donation?

All donations of $2 and over are tax deductible. When a donation has been made to a Challenge 21 participant or team a receipt will be automatically sent out by funraisin to the email address that the donation was made under. If you have any issues receiving a receipt please email community@wchfoundation.org.au with the name the donation was made under, the amount and the date. 

How do I sponsor a friend?

If you have the fundraising page link of the person you would like to support, simply click on the ‘Donate’ button below their profile picture and follow the steps to make your donation.

If you do not have their fundraising page link, you can search for a fundraiser by name, using our search bar function on the website.


How much does it cost to register?

It is FREE to register and participate in Challenge 21. Click here to sign up now.

Can I register a team? 

Yes, of course! 

Taking on any challenge with a team can be lots of fun and a great team building activity. 

How do I join a team?

You can create a new team when you are registering or join an existing team by searching the team name and join. 

If you create a team and are the team captain you can invite friends to join your team by sending them the link to the team fundraising page all they need to do is click 'Join team' and register. 


How do I track my walking/running?

Any GPS enabled devices like fitness wristbands or watches will do the trick. We have linked up with Strava and Fitbit to automatically sync with your fundraising page and add to your kilometres each time you record an activity.

If you’re not already connected with these devices, you can always use your Smartphone and download Strava or Fitbit to get started.

Once installed and your account has been created with your preferred app, login to your Challenge 21 profile page and head to the 'My Fitness Activity' tab. Here you can now connect up to your preferred fitness app. Click on the icon of the app you'd like to connect - this will ask you to login and authorise us to access your fitness account.

Now, when you are using your fitness app, remember to create a new activity through your app and stop when you're finished each time - this will ensure your km's are recorded onto your Challenge 21 page.

You can also manually add an activity through the 'My Fitness Activity' tab too.