Robyn began her career as a Paediatric Occupational Therapist at Christchurch Hospital. Following the birth of her first daughter, she began working with Patricia Champion in what were the earliest beginnings of the Champion Centre, which was then operating out of St Barnabas Church in Fendalton. Robyn had worked with Dr Terry Caseley, a long-time supporter of the Champion Centre’s work, at Christchurch Hospital; and through him she was introduced to Patricia.
Robyn took her baby to work with her at St Barnabas Church. She remembers taking equipment with her, especially a big therapy ball, which needed re-inflating each time, as it would not fit in the car.