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Central Coast Challenge

Waterline Challenge™

Central Coast Challenge will be held from Saturday 6th to Sunday 24th November 2024

The Waterline Challenge Central Coast is part of the national Waterline Challenge with a special focus on raising funds to purchase sets of the Karey&Kareful Storybooks for all children with Special Needs on the Central Coast. With options to walk, run, cycle, canoe, sail, swim or in wheelchairs, participants can choose how they do it, when they do the Challenge. (e.g. 30km cycle ride, 20km walk, 20km run, 20km canoe, 2km swim, 2km in wheelchairs.) The team chooses their distance to be covered, so it could be a cycle ride from anywhere to anywhere on the Central Coast!

We also encourage participants to walk or run sections of the beautiful coastline from Killcare to Terrigal with breathtaking views. The first half of the walk is through the beautiful Bouddi National Park, then along beaches and over headlands.

Walkers can choose from three different starts to do either the whole 20km, 10km or 5km into Terrigal. There is also a special wheelchair leg covering the last 2km into Terrigal. We’ll have drone photos taken of all walkers at the end on The Skillion before finishing at Terrigal SLCS for refreshments.

We are raising funds to purchase sets of Karey&Kareful Storybooks for all children with Special Needs on the Central Coast. The Storybooks have been specially written by author Christopher Williams and illustrated by Ann Victoria for children that have reading and learning disabilities.

It is estimated that there are up to 800 children with Special Needs on the Central Coast. Each set of 5 books costs $50, so our target is to raise $40,000. A total of 200 walkers each raising just $200  will get us there!

So, come and join Karey & Kareful on this great coastal walk and help us raise the funds we need to make life a little bit better for our children with Special Needs.

 

To Register click on the button below. This takes you to the GIVAR donations website where our Campaign is set up. You then create your Campaign to enter your details. We will then be in touch to confirm how far you are going to travel, how you are going to do it, and where you will start/finish on the day of your choosing.

For Further details please contact

julian.day@bigpond.com
0413 309 056.

View from Capt. Cook Lookout, Copacabana
Leisel Tesch
Central Coast Ambassador, Gosford MP - Ms Liesl Tesch, AM

Karey & Kareful Storybooks

A long-time friend of Waterline’s Founder, Julian Day, Chris Williams is the author of the Karey & Kareful book series. Beautifully illustrated by Ann Victoria there are currently 5 different titles. (The various book covers are shown below.)

The Karey&Kareful Storybooks are about the adventures of Karey the Kangaroo and his best mate Kareful the Koala who’s in a wheelchair, how they met, and what they get up to! The books have had a great reception from Special Needs Children, their teachers and parents.

 

It is estimated that there are up to 800 Special Needs Children on the Central Coast area. There are 30 Primary Schools and 6 Special Schools, one school alone needs 100 sets. The books are already in several Schools: Chertsey School, Erina High, Woy Woy Primary, and Ettalong Primary. We are running the Central Coast event specially to raise funds to purchase up to 800 sets for each child with Special Needs on the Central Coast.

Details of the Waterline Central Coast Challenge

People of all ages can participate in this event. You can do whatever distance you like from where you like, to where you like! You can walk, run, cycle, canoe, sail, swim or be in wheelchairs. Totally up to you! And you can do it anytime during the week from Saturday 16th to Sunday 24th November 2024.

We are encouraging all participants on the Central Coast to gather on The Skillion at 3pm on Sunday 24th November so we can have some drone photos taken of as many of you as possible. Celebrating a great achievement! We will also be handing out some certificates for the most money raised per team and individual.

 

To Register click on the button below. This takes you to the GIVAR donations website where our Campaign is set up. You then create your Campaign to enter your details. We will then be in touch to confirm how far you are going to travel, how you are going to do it, and where you will start/finish on the day of your choosing.

For further details please contact

julian.day@bigpond.com
0413 309 056.

Killcare Beach
The Skillion