24 Hour Challenge a virtual success

We are thrilled to announce that this year’s 24 Hour Challenge has raised over $690,000…and counting!

This year some participants took on the challenge virtually throughout the month of May, and those who were to be joining the onsite event got creative as they completed the challenge from home during Melbourne’s lockdown.

We are so grateful for all our participants commitment to helping us care for seriously-ill children and their families.

Congratulations to all the below award winners and thank you so much for your incredible efforts.

Onsite (but not onsite) event
Highest Fundraising Team
1st – ALH Group, $162,310
2nd – Seb & Charlie, $138,981
3rd – Team Honan, $55,707
Team spirit – Team Honan, for completing the challenge during their original allocated time slots, including overnight!
Best dressed – Justin Bown, from Seb & Charlie

Virtual event
Highest Fundraising Team
1st – Body Fit Training, $61,758
2nd – Very Special Kids Society Melbourne University, $2,152
3rd – Team Shazzer, $1,892
Team spirit – Body Fit Training, for getting so many of their gyms on board and riding the 15,603km from their furthest site in Fort Lauderdale to Body Fit HQ in Melbourne.

Individuals (combined onsite and virtual)
Highest Fundraising Individual
1st – Hamish McLachlan, $52,855
2nd – BFT HQ, $27,079
3rd – Burnet Family, $22,037
Junior – Cara Lukav, $4,027

Congratulations also to the two winners of the Garmin giveaways, Laurence Basell and Nick Hannett. Also congratulations to Seb & Charlie and Body Fit Training, who have won a table each at our upcoming Footy Fever Debate lunch at Crown in August. We will be in touch!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our individuals, teams and corporate supporters for their support and enthusiasm this year! Finally, a big thank you to our event sponsors, 3AW, Novofit and Precor.