External Fundraising Event

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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.”

Organised by the Rotary Club of Brookvale, 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.

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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.

 

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Landsdale forum news

It has been seven years of fabulous support from Landsdale Forum News and their customers. What began in 2010 has in total amounted to $10,917 donated to the CLCRF to fund childhood cancer research.

As they sadly have to close their doors we at the CLCRF want to wish owner, Paul Slattery, all the best for his future endeavours as he has played a big part in what CLCRF has been able to achieve under the Lansdale Forum News banner.

A huge THANK YOU to Paul and Landsdale Forum News for their incredible support towards child cancer research over the years as a valued member of the Foundation.

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2016 Wellard Star of the West Campdraft

The spectacle of a sport synonymous with outback Australia in suburban Perth is always a certainty to draw a crowd. The ninth annual Wellard ‘Star of the West’ Campdraft delivered for spectators and competitors all in the aid of raising funds for CLCRF.

The event drew together some of the State’s and country’s finest stockmen and women on horseback showcasing their skills from 25th to 27th November last year at the Boar Swamp Campdraft Club Grounds. With such a high calibre of riders, judges also travelled from interstate.

Campdrafting is a uniquely Australian sport dating back to the late 1800s and involves a horse and rider working cattle for the coveted title of the best stockhorse and rider. Points are awarded to the horse and rider for cut out, horse work and course completion from a possible 100 points.

A good campdrafter is not just a fine horseman/woman, but has the skill to select a suitable beast from a mob that will run well in the arena.

Following the main event on the Saturday, the evening was about catching up with friends, meeting people and having fun in a safe and friendly environment. In addition to a delicious free BBQ dinner, live music and a licensed bar, the awards of the day’s events were presented.

Donations of $3,300 were received from this event.

We would like to give a special thank you to the McLarty family for their generous hospitality, the Boar Swamp Campdraft Club and Wellard Group for their continued support.

Sponsors:

• Blythewood Pastoral
• Haines Surveys
• Hi-Tech Ag Solutions
• Imperial Glass
• J & T Sanders
• JR Performance Horses
• Mitchell’s Transport
• Morgan Feed Supplies
• Ravenswood Hotel
• Ross & Angela Hall Breakaway Stud
• Rozbys Gear
• Wellard Group
• West Coast Wool & Livestock