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Kununurra cakes lead to cash for the foundation

There was no shortage of cupcakes in Kununurra when Taylor, Jack and Amira decided to turn their home into a patisserie to support CLCRF. They wanted to make and sell as many cupcakes as possible to raise funds to help other kids.

They cooked up a storm, making more than 750 cupcakes. Boxes were piled high across the dining table and a long production line commenced to pipe delicious icing and decorative delights to top off the yummy cakes.

Their truly amazing efforts raised $2,000. With their cupcakes’ popularity, could this be a future career path for these young chefs?

Thank you to Taylor, Jack and Amira, and mum, Cherise, for sharing this story and photos.

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Leaving a legacy

While times are tough and Australian’s feel the ripples of the economic downturn, many are forced to make the difficult decision that charity begins at home. Fortunately, finding yourself with less cash than normal does not mean that you cannot generously help causes close to your heart in the future.

Leaving a legacy (bequest), in your Will, allows you to give support to your favourite charities beyond your lifetime and ensures that there is a legal document outlining your wishes. You can leave money, property or a percentage of your estate after your passing; and with it your legacy for the future.

The gift provides crucial funding to allow the likes of the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.) to continue its vital work.

When you leave a Legacy you can have peace of mind that you will, one day, be supporting the charity whose work you believe in. This way, not only can you save the dollars now, you can also take steps to give a charity the gift that keeps on giving, after you pass.

Anyone can leave a Legacy, however small or large. If you have considered joining the many Australian’s who have already exercised their free ‘Will’ and chosen to leave a Legacy, the good news is that the process is relatively quick and easy. Your solicitor can advise you on this.

Legacies can be anonymous but, letting your charity know of your kindness allows them to make plans for the future, assist you with wording the Legacy and thank you personally.

We always suggest that you discuss what you propose with your family so they know of your wishes. Family should always come first.

For more information please contact:

Mrs Andrea Alexander
Executive Officer Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.)

Phone: 9363 7400
Email: andrea@childcancerresearch. com.au

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Wellard legacy

The Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.) has been incredibly fortunate to be a long-time beneficiary of the Wellard Group. Through this long-standing relationship, they have become a vital part of the CLCRF family and this relationship continues to strengthen.

In December last year, the Foundation’s Chairman, Geoff Cattach and Executive Officer, Andrea Alexander (pictured with husband Gordon in photo above), were invited to the Wellard annual Christmas party at Fraser’s Restaurant to celebrate another year of working together to make a difference for children with leukaemia.

Wellard Group is one of Australia’s largest producers and distributors of livestock and grain. They use their capabilities and relationships to raise funds to contribute to foundations like CLCRF.

Early in January 2017, Wellard Group continued to support the Foundation by presenting a donation of $25,000. CLCRF are truly indebted to the amazing support from Wellard and its management.

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Zaivier’s big hair chop

Zavier’s mission was to share his hair with those without it. When his plans hit a hurdle he was undeterred, he simply changed tact to lead him from a big chop to a great shave.

It was back in 2015 that Zavier originally decided he wanted to grow his hair to donate it to a foundation that made wigs for kids with Leukaemia. He was inspired by a mate who had done just that.

“I realised that kids with leukaemia don’t get to go home every night like I do, they don’t get to wake up in their own bed in the morning, they don’t get to go school or the park to play like I get too. A lot of them spend so much time in hospital that the hospital is their home,” Zavier explained.

“So I figured by donating my hair, wigs could be made for those kids, so that when they do get to go out they have a wig to wear and people don’t stare at them because they look different.”

For human hair to be used for a wig it is required to be at least 35cms in length. Unfortunately, Zavier’s ambition to reach the length he needed would literally be cut short. At 11 years old he was about to start high school, his hair was 20 cm long: too long for high school regulations and too short to be used to make a wig.

Disappointed, he had to trim his locks before he could donate them.

Zavier realised he could still make a difference. Instead of cutting his hair, he could shave his whole head and raise money for the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation.

In the end, Zavier raised more than $880 to contribute towards vital research to help kids with leukaemia. Thank you Zavier for your determination to help kids with Leukaemia!

Woolworths Support

woolworths-2008-thanks-e1339291155223-150x150On Saturday November 22 at GreyhoundsWA, Cannington, Brad Bolin, Regional Manager Woolworths WA, presented Foundation Chairman Geoff Cattach with a cheque for $335,757 raised by Woolworths staff and supporters throughout Western Australia.In front of a large crowd Brad acknowledged the tremendous effort especially those at Karratha and Mandurah stores who between them raised in excess of $70,000.

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Woolworths Support of Child Cancer Research

woolworths_present_check-300x243On the 24 November 2007, Woolworths (WA) held a special family night at Cannington Greyhounds. At this fun night, filled with music,bouncy castles, auctions and raffles a cheque was presented to Foundation Chairman, Geoff Cattach, for the magnificent amount of $304,409.01 by Woolworths (WA) Regional Manager – Brad Bolin.

These funds were raised during the 2007 ‘Fresh Future Campaign’ of which the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation and Princess Margaret Hospital are the beneficiaries.

Our heartfelt thanks to all at Woolworths (WA) for their dedication and hardwork during, the 2007 campaign. Woolworths Staff & Customers have been our loyal supporters for many, many years.

Early in 2008 an additional amount of $17,569 was also received by the Foundation.

Please help Woolworths continue their wonderful support of our vital research by supporting them at your local Woolworths store.

The Penguin Has Landed

peddling_penguin-150x150Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife! To all the sensual world proclaim, One crowded hour of glorious life, Is worth an age without a name.

With these words written 200 years ago by Sir Walter Scott and made even more famous by one of the penguin’s heroes, the Tasmanian-born Vietnam war photojournalist Neil Davis, Prevelly’s favourite son, Patrick Thompson arrived beachside in Taree.

A small crowd of people gathered at the Old Bar beach to witness Patrick pour a bottle of water he has carried from Prevelly beach into the Tasman Ocean.

There were some very special friends to meet him at the beach including his two great nieces, Olivia and Hannah Lewis, Taree school girls, who along with their class have been great supporters of Patrick’s fund raising journey. That’s them at right with Patrick and Percy. Many thanks to the Manning River Times for the picture.

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