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Welcome to the Champion Centre

The Champion Centre provides multi-disciplinary early intervention services to infants and young children with significant disabilities and their families in Canterbury. The programme is offered in a centre-based model of service, in partnership with parents, and in accordance with international best practice.  Please read about our model by clicking the “Who we are” and “What we do” tabs above.
The programme is administered by the Christchurch Early Intervention Trust (Registration number CC22708) and is funded by both government (61%) and private donation (39%). The Centre's programmes cost approximately $2 million per year to run, leaving in excess of $700,000 to be raised each year. Your donation can make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children and help them reach their full potential as citizens of New Zealand. 



June 2016 - The Champion Foundation is working hard

December 2015 - It has been an exciting year

June 2015 - We are doing it tough 

October 2014  - Still on the Burwood Hospital site


Riding for Ryder Fundraiser - 11 November 2016

Starting at Bluff and finishing at Cape Reinga - three scooters and a mini will be tearing up the country at a leisurely pace to help raise awareness and much needed funds for the Champion Centre. Anthony wanted to do something to help his friend's grandson Ryder who attends the Champion Centre, so he decided he would ride 2316km on a scooter. This is a quote from Anthony "It will be a physical challenge but nothing like the daily challenge some parents/family face, its a Ride for Ryder". To find out more about this amazing fundraiser click on the picture below and if you would like to support Anthony click on his give a little page link below.





Latest News

  • News from some of our programmes
    Started by Julie Wylie some 20 years ago, the music programme has developed a way of working with children that…
    Written on Tuesday, 05 July 2016 09:59
  • 2015 Roundup
    It has been an exciting year at the Champion Centre and one of the most stable, both literally and metaphorically,…
    Written on Tuesday, 15 December 2015 10:24

Contact Us

The Champion Centre office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

telephone   +64 3 383 6867
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C/- Burwood Hospital
Private Bag 4708
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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