Awards

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Above and Beyond $10,000!

For the month of August 2017, Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation Inc. (CLCRF) was one of three charity organisations competing in the ‘Vote for Good’ Community Reward Grant Program held by Beyond Bank.

The organisation that had the greatest number of online votes on the Beyond Bank website by the end of August would be awarded a $10,000 grant from the bank. While CLCRF were mostly in the lead, the race to gather votes from the community was tense as the other charities were not lagging far behind with their votes.

At the end of the month, we waited with anticipation to find out which organisation had the $10,000 grant. We were not told who the winner was in September, however Andrea Alexander, CLCRF’s Executive Officer, was advised to ‘prepare a speech – just in case’ for the Community Reward Grant Awards Night in October.

Beyond Bank held the award night on Tuesday 3 October, and revealed the winner of the $10,000 grant. We were thrilled to learn that CLCRF had gathered the greatest number of votes from the community and won the $10,000 grant!

“Firstly, thanks to the Beyond Bank staff – they were the ones that chose the charities to support in WA, secondly to our wonderful supporters for voting for us and lastly but not less – to Beyond Bank for this amazing grant,” Andrea stated.

CLCRF wants to thank Beyond Bank as well as each and every single person who voted for us in the program. We could not have won without your wonderful support! It is because of Beyond Bank and your vote that we now have $10,000 to add to child cancer research funds! Rest assured that CLCRF will spend the $10,000 wisely.

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CBA thanks CLCRF treasurer

Congratulations to our wonderful Treasurer, Kim Williamson, who was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in 2016.

Kim has been the Secretary of the Foundation since its inception 30 years ago and Treasurer since late 2002. Prior to this he was the Administrator of the former Princess Margaret Children’s Medical Research Foundation (Inc.)

This is a well-deserved recognition of Kim’s long and dedicated service to the CLCRF.

Congratulations to our Chairman, Geoff Cattach

WA finalist for the 2014 Senior Australian of the Year. For his outstanding contribution as an advocate and fundraiser for research into childhood cancer. The Foundation relies on the generous support of the West Australian community to continue this research, as we do not receive State or Federal funding.

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Award for Andrea and Wendy

Andrea & Wendy were delighted to attend the Royal Life Saving Society AGM last night where they were both surprised and honoured to receive the Western Australia Fellow Award

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