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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.

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Raffle Winner Announced

Our ‘Lucky Numbers’ Raffle #41 (Permit No LS209320816) was drawn on this afternoon. Winning ticket No 28765. The winner has been notified.

Congratulations to our lucky Winner – you have won $20,000 CASH!

Our next raffle commences on the 18/02/17 – if you would like to purchase tickets – please ring our Raffle Hotline 1300 139 651. Thanks to all who supported this raffle and helped raise money for a good cause.

 

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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!

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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

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Dance for a Cure 2016

Once again, the families of Perth turned out for the Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation’s annual Dance for A Cure event – held in Forrest Place, Perth, on Sunday 30 October 2016.

The Dance was supported by Channel Nine with event Ambassador, Lisa Fernandez, encouraging the community to get involved. Combined with our Patron, Justin Langer, in the official TV commercial, it proved to be a wonderful way for the community to hear about how they could join the Dance for a Cure.

Louise Momber, also from Channel Nine, was able to attend the official day and was very excited by the dancing and the energy the families brought to the event.

“Being involved in Dance for a Cure was such a highlight for me. I loved seeing the happiness on the faces of the participants – knowing they were making a difference to such an important cause and having so much fun at the same time!”, said Louise.

Each year we try to offer the people of Perth something new and fun for families to participate in with a very important message to highlight the need for more research into childhood cancer.

This of course takes lots of dollars and it’s with events like these that we can help fund more research. So the next time you hear about a CLCRF event, get involved and tell your friends because everyone who supports our events supports our research. Stay tuned for the next Dance for A Cure because it will definitely be different and fun!

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Registration opens for fourth annual Dance for a Cure at Forrest Place

SO, you think you can dance? Hundreds of Perth families are being sought to converge on Forrest Place to perform a choreographed dance for the Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation (CLCRF).

Registration has opened for the fourth annual Dance for a Cure event, which will be directed by Lauchlan Bain, a Perth choreographer, who is working on the moves to this year’s song, Better When I’m Dancing by Meghan Trainor.

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