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Our Westfield Local Hero - Jan Murphy

Closed August 2019



Wise. Compassionate. Benevolent.

Couldn't be more proud!

Anyone who has ever had any experience with the Champion Centre is sure to have had the pleasure of meeting Jan Murphy, our Clinical Practice Manager. What you may not know is Jan is one of the cornerstones of the Centre. With an impressive 40 year tenure, Jan is the epitome of all things Champion. We are thrilled Jan has been acknowledged as a Westfield Local Hero by being selected as 1 of 6 finalists.

Thank you for voting!


He Says She Says

10 August, 2019 at The Piano


Blackboard Theatre Collective is proud to announce the return of He Says, She Says - another evening of exceptional entertainment!

This year we raised much needed funds for The Champion Centre and the incredible work they do with ticket and raffle proceeds being donated to the Centre.  50 local artists donated their time and talent and performed songs originally written for the opposite gender, accompanied by a band of top musicians.

Featuring Nomi Cohen, Donna Alley, Sophie Ricketts, Claire Steel, Jack Milner-George, Bex Malcolm, Amy Juer, Danielle Rackham, Lydia Bernard, Olly Humphries, Eilish Moran, Isaac Pawson, Jeremy Hinman, Lynda Milligan, Edwin Beats, Brendon Latimer, Kira Josephson, Jack Marshall, Hillary Moulder, James Foster, Tilly Wickbom, Dearna Doglione, Mitch Anderson, Monique Clementson, Sophie Peterson, Amy Straker, Cameron Douglas, Michael Bayley, Kate Taylor, Sarah Buchanan, Blair McHugh, Georgia Heard, Sarah Kelly, Tim McGuire, Drew Noble, John Armstrong, Daniel Brown, Charlotte Taylor, Esmay Goodman, Helena Harvey, Cameron McHugh, Rebecca McIvor, Juliette Bernard and Max Aldridge.

November 2016

Riding for Ryder

Starting at Bluff and finishing at Cape Reinga - three scooters and a mini tore 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". Read more about this amazing fundraiser in our December 2016 newsletter.

June 2014

Canterbury Rams


The Canterbury Rams have identified the Champion Centre as one of their nominated Charities. This came about after one of our fathers suggested that we are a good local charity to support. 

We were delighted to welcome Matt Rogers (all 6 feet 11 inches of him) to the centre to take the children through a few basketball moves.

On the 2nd of June with the support of the Delany and Belcher families as volunteers we collected $207.00 from the basketball supporters. We also raised awareness about the centre and the amazing work we all do. These events also help to lift our profile in the community. 

Thank you so much Canterbury Rams and all those who donated to a good cause!




 Battle of the Rebuild

The Champion Centre was chosen as one of four nominated charities that would benefit from the funds raised at the recent Battle of the Rebuild boxing event.

We are so thankful to: Chris Sinclair (Sinclair Homes), Troy Lange (Cantabrian Homes), Jeremy Solakof (Mike Greer Homes), Emily Marriot (Corbel Construction)and John Mason (SSPNZ)  who went out to fight for our families.

Donations gifted in support of our fighters though Give a Little raised $28,234. Thankyou to all those great people who supported our boxers.
Our auction items raised the balance which included: a High Peak Hunting Trip donated by the Guild family and a Queenstown Action Escape package courtesy of Heartland Hotel and AJ Hacket Bungy. We also auctioned the naming rights to the Music Room, which raised a generous $7,475.
Silent auction items were sponsored by Chris Plummer, Carolyne Grant, Barkers, Mary Napper and Ali Frew- Stanton. 

All together they raised a total of $46,803 which will be split equally between the Champion Centre and The Champion Foundation. Thankyou so much to all our supporters for helping our children. This was a fantastic effort. The Battle of the Rebuild helped raise awareness about the great work we do and the event affirmed the fantastic support that we receive from wonderful people who have faith in the work that we do.

March 2014

Z Energy Shirley - Good in the Hood

1 March - 31 March

The Champion Centre was one of four groups that were supported by Z Energy during their Good in The Hood campaign in March.
A big thankyou to Z Energy and to all those wonderful supporters who voted for us as they purchased something at the Z Energy Shirley centre.

We received $1,014. 

February 2014

Brevet Fundraiser - Dads biking for children with special needs

What a way to see the South Island – but can they do it?

The two fathers featured in this fundraiser will definitely be worthwhile keeping an eye on in 2014!!!

With your support, they found their way home. Thank you for caring and supporting two crazy fathers!!!

For the highs and the lows of riding 1100km in a week and raising over $11,000 for The Champion Centre go to Martin's blog

November 2013

Tuhaitara Charity Run - Giving Children with Disabilities a Voice.

Proudly Sponsored by Phil Benton Builders Ltd

Come and join our fun run near Woodend Beach on November 3rd 2013 and help raise funds for a Tobii PCEye GO for the children at the Centre who cannot coordinate thier muscles to express their needs, thoughts and feelings. With this device they can control a computer through eye-gaze. Amazing!!!

For more information about the event and to register, click here.