As 2023 draws to a close, we can say without a doubt that our year has been busy and fruitful. A total of 207 tamariki and their whānau joined us at the Champion Centre. We farewelled 45 children, as they began their school journey, and our Early Intervention Educators supported 66 children in their local early childhood centres.
At our recent AGM we were reminded once again of how special the Champion Centre is, and of its important place in our community. Three Mums of recent ‘graduates’ spoke from the heart about the challenges of their own personal journeys of raising a child with disabilities - the joys their children bring, and the unique and vital support offered by the Champion Centre and our staff. It was a privilege for all in attendance, (supporters, families and staff), to hear these personal accounts. Thank you to Chelsea, Julie and Natasha for your contributions.
In this newsletter you can read about ‘Noah’s Journey’. We are grateful to Cassie for sharing with us the impact that the Champion Centre has had for her son Noah and their family. You can also read more about the new Champions’ Alumni, an exciting new initiative for all associated with the Champion Centre past and present.
As we enter the festive season, we wish to thank all of our supporters who have contributed to the success and operations of the Champion Centre. Without your ongoing generosity we could not provide the comprehensive services we do. It is our supporters, our whānau and our staff who make our Champion Centre community ever stronger.
Wishing everyone a relaxing and safe holiday season.
Wendy and Lauren
The Champion Centre is administered by the Christchurch Early Intervention Trust, and is registered with the Charities Commission (CC22708). Gifts of over $5 are eligible for tax rebates.
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