The Gibb Challenge is intent upon supporting charities with regional relevance and demonstrated integrity. In 2022, our event has selected the Kyle Andrews Foundation (KAF) to be the principal beneficiary of our celebrated community event, with another ambitious fund-raising target of $500,000.
In early 1998 11 year old Kyle was undergoing treatment for leukaemia in Perth’s Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH), when he had a dream to bring some of his young friends from Ward 3B to Cable Beach so that in his words; “They might feel better”.
Thanks to the generosity of the people and businesses of Broome, “Kyle’s Camp 98” was inaugurated. It was a stellar success with the kids, their families and carers enjoying a great time, living life big as Kyle had done before his fight with leukaemia; fishing, boating, swimming and utterly enjoying iconic Cable Beach and Broome’s relaxed vibe.
Sadly Kyle passed away in July 1998……….not long after that first camp. His memory burns bright however, through the annual Kyle’s Camp and Kyle’s Walk, Kyle’s Cottage (Broome) and the Gibb Retreat (West Perth).