External Fundraising Event

Garry-Preston

Garry Running in the New York Marathon for the CLCRF

Garry Preston is running to raise money for Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation Inc. (CLCRF) in this year’s New York City Marathon on 5 November.

He’s been training since March and won a place in this year’s New York Marathon (only a third of applicants are successful). Garry resolved to never take part in a major marathon after he took part in the London Marathon 13 years ago. In spite of that, he’s committed to running in the New York Marathon this year.

“I have quickly realised my legs aren’t as young as they used to be and that the only way I’ll get through it this time is through a great deal of hard work, dedication and mental toughness. Your financial backing in the form of sponsorship will ensure I have a strong breeze pushing me along the way… or a chain around my ankle dragging me on!”

As to why he is raising money for CLCRF, Garry says, “I couldn’t possibly do justice in trying to explain the great work this amazing charity is doing in helping children and families.”

“I realise you may also be thinking that it would have been a lot easier to have entered the City to Surf Marathon here in Perth however, it would have been even easier for me to change my mind … having booked and paid for my flights and accommodation in New York there is simply no going back!” Garry explains.

You can fund Garry’s run and make a difference for childhood cancer research!

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A Piece of Cake! Cake decorating seminar raises funds for CLCRF

On 17 August 2017, the Cake Decorators Association of WA organised the 19th National Cake Decorating Seminar that was held at Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough. Antonio Argentieri from Italy, a well-known cake decorator and Foundation Friend, sought support from the organisers to raise funds for Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.) (CLCRF) via this event.

Gold coin donations for entry went towards the CLCRF and $426.10 was raised by the Cake Decorators Association with the help of Antonio. The cakes on display were absolutely stunning in artistry and detail. Congratulations to the winners and competitors of the cake competition who made jaws drop with their amazingly detailed designs!

CLCRF want to thank Antonio Argentieri and the Cake Decorators Association of WA for their generous efforts and passion for funding child cancer research!

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Climb for a Smile cancelled

Whilst we didn’t organise this event it is with deep sadness to hear that Rotary WA’s Climb for a Smile has been cancelled.

If you have any questions regarding refunds please contact Rob Bunning from Rotary WA Crawley on rob@bunning.com. There will be an eNews sent out to all participants who registered on behalf of Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation Inc. and those who donated to us soon.

Due to lower than forecast registrations, event organisers have cancelled the event.

Climb for a Smile was to see participants climb 50 floors (that’s 1,042 steps) of Brookfield’s 108 St George’s Terrace on Sunday 10 September to help raise vital funds for charities: The Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.), Interplast and End Polio Now.

Organisers, the Rotary Club of Crawley, will be issuing refunds to everyone who registered to participate via the MyCause registration system.

“We would like to thank everyone who has pledged their support for this event and apologise for any inconvenience that they may experience as a result of the event being cancelled”, said Jaap Poll, President of Rotary Crawley.

“However, due to the lower than expected registration rate the event has been cancelled for financial reasons.

We also want to apologise to the charities who were to benefit from the proceeds raised at this event. As Rotarians we remain committed to serving the community and encourage the people of Perth to provide their continued support for The Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.), Interplast and End Polio Now.”

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Sowing the Seeds for Childhood Cancer Awareness

Spring is nearly here and September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

The Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.) is raising awareness for childhood cancer by selling sachets of Sunflower Seeds. Each sachet contains 45 seeds and comes with a Gold Awareness Ribbon. Order your sachets of seeds for $5 each now!

Throughout September, you can help CLCRF raise awareness for this disease, that affects roughly 600 children around Australia each year, by purchasing sachets of seeds.  You may even want to purchase sachets to sell to your family, friends, schools or clubs.

Sunflowers are easy to grow.  Simply bury the seeds 30cm apart and 5mm deep in a sunny but sheltered position and keep moist.  Beautiful golden Sunflowers will bloom skywards and grow to a height of up to four metres (average about 1.8M).

Did you know that Sunflowers track the sun throughout the day?

Raise awareness of childhood cancer for spring. Order your Sunflower Seeds today by calling the office on (08) 9363 7400 or email admin@childcancerresearch.com.au.

Thanks to Mr Fothergill’s for their support of CLCRF and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!

 

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Run in City to Surf and Raise Money for Children’s Cancer Research!

This year, the Perth City to Surf for Activ will be on Sunday 27 August starting in Perth City and finishing at City Beach overlooking the Indian Ocean.

Including a marathon, half marathon, 12km run, 12km walk, 4km run and walk as well as a 4km wheelchair, the Perth City to Surf for Activ provides a great chance for people from all walks of life and different levels of fitness to raise funds for charities including the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.).

Sign up to run the City to Surf and be sponsored to raise money for CLCRF through our Everyday Hero Hub. Go to http://fund.clcrfgiving.org/event/MotivetoMove and start your fundraising page so that you can be sponsored to run and raise money for CLCRF!

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Lawyers Fundraising for Children’s Cancer in Pub2Pub

O’Brien Connors & Kennett Lawyers (OCK Lawyers) are raising money for the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.) through the Pub2Pub Charity Fun Run & Festival in Sydney — which takes place on Sunday 27 August. Sponsor them.

Paige Day of O’Brien Connors & Kennett Lawyers explains why they are raising money for CLCRF this year.

“We chose to support the CLCRF because every child deserves a childhood full of happiness and laughter,” said Paige.

“The CLCRF plays an integral part in the treatment of children with cancer and we hope that our donation will assist their research better and provide a cure! If we can encourage at least one person to donate we know that this will make a huge difference.”

There are three course options catering to serious runners through to families: 13km, 6km and 3km. This is Sydney’s most scenic fun run, taking in many of the spectacularly beautiful Northern Beaches. A Family Festival is held at the Newport Beach finish line with live music, a licensed bar area, international food options and plenty of fun rides and games for the kids.

If you would like to register to run and be sponsored to raise vital funds for cancer research for the CLCRF, just go to www.clcrfgiving.org and start a fundraising page. For those who would prefer to give to the CLCRF rather than run, then you can sponsor OCK Lawyers.

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2017 South West bike trek

The ride kicks off:

Day 1 – Monday 9 October Mandurah to Pinjarra (Fairbridge)
Day 2 – Tuesday 10 October Pinjarra (Fairbridge) to Harvey
Day 3 – Wednesday 11 October Harvey to Bunbury
Day 4 – Thursday 12 October Bunbury to Busselton
Day 5 – Friday 13 October Busselton to Margaret River
Day 6 – Saturday 14 October Margaret River to Augusta

PLEASE REMEMBER: THIS TREK IS A CHARITY RIDE, NOT A RACE IN ANY SHAPE OR FORM AND WILL THEREFORE BE CONDUCTED AT A LEISURELY PACE. THE GROUP WILL WORK TOGETHER TO ENSURE EACH OTHER’S WELLBEING.

Costs: There is a daily cost of $25 per day which covers most meals, accommodation, fuel etc. This is a total of $150 if you wish to participate in the entire Trek.

Sponsorship: The sponsorship minimum that is required but not limited to is $300 if you wish to take part in the entire Trek or $100 for one section or day.

Riding Options: You do not have to participate in the entire ride to take part in this Trek. You are able to arrange to ride certain days and legs to suit you.

Criteria: For the safety and benefit of all participants riders are expected to be able to maintain a speed of at least 20 kilometers per hour for a reasonable period. Each segment of the Trek is 25 to 30 km. Each day is approximately an 80 km ride.

You must have a reasonable level of fitness and maintain a pace of at least 20km per hour. There is a minimum age of 18 years unless a parent or guardian signs a disclosure for you to be able to participate in this fundraiser.

What you need: Road worthy bike, helmet, water bottle, sleeping bag, pillow, toiletries, towel, riding clothes, casual clothes and pyjamas. We have escort cars and a trailer which your belongings can travel in but please pack sparingly. It is also recommended to bring a spare tube or tyre for your bike in case of a puncture.

For more details, please contact Eric Maddock on 0433 905 703 or email swbiketrek@gmail.com

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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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HBF Run for a Reason 2017

Congratulations to ALL the individuals and teams that participated in the 2017 HBF Run For A Reason held on Sunday 28 May! In total $1,181,361 was raised for WA charities through the Run, of which over $3,746 was raised for CLCRF.

There was a record turnout of 35,000 people who braved the cold to take part in the Run. As the first batch of runners stood behind the start line at 6.45am it was only a chilling 5 degrees Celsius. A big thank you and well done to the individuals and teams who ran on behalf of CLCRF!

Teams: Friends of Finlay, Magellan Power. Statewide Bearings and Team Kai.

Individuals: Ashley Damerell, Casey Walters, Roya Ansari Ian ‘Seb’ Cole, Kat Newton, Shana-Kura Derench and Taryn Carslake.

Next Run Event

This year’s Chevron City2Surf which will be held on Sunday 27th August is the next fun run. It’s not too late to register, you can sign up today and support Child Cancer Research.

Visit www.clcrfgiving.org to get started.

Contact Kate in the office on 9363 7400 if you would like a KTFA Motive to Move Singlet to run in.

Paddle

Blazing paddles on the Murray River

By Greg Robertson – President, Mo55sCC Inc

It was a canoeist’s dream day for a great cause when 26 paddlers took to the Murray River on a beautiful autumn day on Monday 24 April.

The annual fundraiser paddle event for ‘Mandurah over 55’s Canoe Club’ (or Mo55sCC) brought together members and friends taking on their choice of several paddle options and donating funds to support CLCRF.

Based at Murray Bend on the Murray River, near Ravenswood, various groups of paddlers tackled different courses across the day. Some set out early to paddle upstream to Pinjarra and back (30kms), some did one-way downstream from Pinjarra (15kms), and other canoeists took shorter options both up and downstream.

But let’s not forget the many others who stayed off the water, but gave their support.

Paddlers and supporters all contributed to the ‘kitty’ and enjoyed socialising around the BBQ with guest of honour, CLCRF’s Kim Williamson.

Kim gave the crowd an overview of the Foundation’s work, and thanked the paddlers for their donations and ongoing support. Coupled with members’ associated craft and book club fundraisings the total funds raised this year came to $1,733. A great result from a generous few.

Club President, Greg Robertson explained the Mandurah over 55’s Canoe Club members’ event has been held for about 18 years.

“From little things, big things have grown. So, cumulatively, Mo55sCC and friends, like many other valued groups, are quietly achieving great support for the CLCRF,” Greg said.
“Mandurah’s keen kayakers are eager to paddle for CLCRF again next year.”

The CLCRF would like to sincerely thank the Mandurah Over 55’s Canoe Club for their support over many years.