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Join the CatholicCare’s Larapinta Challenge and support children in Wollongong’s SIBS program.

Join the CatholicCare Larapinta Challenge for an extraordinary five-day trekking adventure on the Larapinta Trail. You’ll meet like-minded supporters, explore the best of the Outback and raise funds for children in the Diocese of Wollongong SIBS program.

“The CatholicCare Larapinta Trek is about a shared adventure, a challenge to help us look beyond our own experience, to help those who need it most. I encourage you to join the trek and make a real difference to the lives of kids who deserve the opportunity to enjoy friendship, support and happiness.”

-Most Rev Brian Mascord DD, Bishop of Wollongong

Research has shown that siblings in families where there is disability are at risk of significant long-term issues. While the experience of disability enriches a sibling’s life in many positive ways, it is also not unusual for a range of negative feelings to also impact them during their childhood. Confusion, frustration, embarrassment, social isolation, bullying and jealousy are all issues for siblings to contend with, and can lead to long-term issues such as anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, behavioural issues and relationship difficulties.

There is currently no government funding for these children, so they often slip through the cracks because of a complete lack of services to support them in their role as carers. 

The Family and Sibling Support (SIBS) program is all about placing a special focus on these children and supporting them in their role as carers. The SIBS program, which you’ll help fund by taking part in the Larapinta Challenge, includes:

  • Australian Camps for SIBS 
  • Adventure Days to places including; Sydney Aquarium, State Theatre, NSW Art Gallery and the Sydney Opera House.
  • Free counselling service for SIBS and their families.

28 September – 04 October 2020


7 Day Trip
5 Day Challenge


Twin-share in hotel and comfortable campsites


Registration fee: $770 (non-refundable)
Travel quote: $2,650
Fundraising Target: $3,000

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Moderate difficulty

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Questions? Give us a call on 1300 905 188.


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