Tom Roche

The Smith Family Challenge 2024

Help me make a difference!

I'm tackling The Smith Family Challenge 2024 to help children in need to break the cycle of disadvantage through education. 

Over 2 days I will navigate, run, ride and paddle 100km through the bush to reach the finish line. 

It will be TOUGH! But the hard work will all be worth it so that I can help kids in need with their education. 

In Australia, 1 in 6 Children are growing up in disadvantaged homes, where even the basics in life are hard to come by.

But supporting their education is the key to breaking this cycle!

Your donation will give these kids the essentials they need like school books, bags, uniforms, shoes and extra help at school.

Thanks for your support :)

So far this year, I have helped provide:


School Essentials Packs


reading buddies and books


children with their education

I’ve raised $ 191,398 over 14 years

Thank you to my Sponsors


Tom Roche


Tom Roche


Jacqueline Roche

Best of luck Tom, great cause


David Horton

14 years Tom, great work. Good luck



Good luck old boy - mind the chaffing



Good Luck Tom !! Great effort, Great Cause


Hamish Robinson

All the best for the challenge Tom! A deserving cause.


The Winstons

Tom, a great leader in many things, however your passion and dedication to making the next generation of little people a better place scholastically is commendable. I would love to know how many children you have helped over 14 years. Have fun it makes the track a bit easier!


Rick Mcmahon

Go hard Tom


Jeremy Birtwistle

Tom, good cause, good effort, good luck. Jeremy



Exceptional effort for a great cause Tom, send some pics.


Paul Tobin

I think our recent training in Canada makes you a lock to win this year. I hope Robert Blackman doesn’t miss the event again; his attendance record is inconsistent over the years. Good luck to all.


Joshua Roche

Make me proud Dad!


Nicholas Roche

Good luck dad!


Gary Belgre

Wish I could join you mate!! Gary, Amanda and Colby


Greer Family Trust

Tom, you are a legend engaging in a legendary cause. Go well!!


Paul Salter

HaHa! Sounds like your training was for a great cause!




Richard Grundy

What a great cause Tom - well done


Nicholai Popov

Good luck Tom!


Gary Whelan

Very impressed - don't get lost though. Good Luck


Andrew Vlachos

Good on you Tom. Raising money is harder than the Challenge!


Toby Carter

Tom is flying the DA Flag at the Smith family Challenge. Enjoy the weekend Tom


Derek H

All the best Tom. Great work. Will be there next year.


Simon Wilson

Well done Tom for backing up for another year. A great cause.


Neil Fergus

Well done Tom - go hard


Geoff Main

Good luck Tom - I hope the two days provide you with some exciting new stories to tell :)