On Sunday 1 December 2013, we celebrated Challenge 2000’s silver jubilee with a birthday dinner at The Pines restaurant. Wellington turned on a perfect day in honour of the occasion!
The evening was a wonderful celebration of 25 years supporting young people and families in our community. Current staff and board members were joined by young people, family, friends, volunteers and members of the community who have supported Challenge2000 throughout the past 25 years.
Our MC Tim Gordon lead us through an evening where we were entertained with stories of the early days, memories were shared, old and new friends met, and new connections were formed. We were all in awe of the talents of Vocal FX who performed some barbershop items for us. The final act was a song written by one of our staff in honour of the 25thbirthday – a fitting tribute!
During the evening, Fr Eddie Condra was honoured for his part in the founding of Challenge in 1988, and his faithful commitment to the ongoing work of Challenge 2000 today.
Guests were given a candle to take away with them as a symbol of hope for the future – to remind them of the work that Challenge 2000, with the support of so many, does to keep the dream of social justice, social responsibility and personal dignity for all people alive!