Socks for Childhood Cancer Research!

Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.) (CLCRF) are proud to announce a partnership with new Perth business, Toe the Line. On 7 September, Toe the Line, launched and introduced an exciting new range of cotton-combed socks at The Old Laundry. Zoe Manuel, Miss Teen Continents Australia National finalist and one of CLCRF’s ambassadors, proudly modelled Toe the Line socks.

The very first pair of Toe the Line socks were auctioned off at an amazing $1,500 at the launch, and all proceeds went to the CLCRF. Don’t worry, that was just the first pair – the socks are priced at $14.95 each and can be purchased online!

Toe the Line was formed when two men, Jack and Yean, came together with an idea to create the New Standard in exciting sock wear made of soft combed cotton. Jack and Yean learned that children’s feet become very cold when undergoing chemotherapy to treat cancer. As conventional wool and synthetic socks can irritate the skin, combed cotton is the best alternative. Toe the Line will be making socks in children’s sizes so that they can help keep feet warm and bring a smile to children fighting cancer!

It was a wonderful night and CLCRF wish Jack, Yean and Toe the Line much success for the future. We also wish to thank them for their generous contribution to child cancer research. Buy yourself some amazing and comfortable new socks from Toe the Line!


Harrison’s Story

Andrew and Emma Williams are a brave couple from Mandurah who have battled childhood cancer. Their four-year-old son, Harrison, developed neuroblastoma two years ago. They came close to financial ruin after losing their life savings and were forced to close their two butcher shops in the battle to save Harrison’s life.

Now Harrison is cancer-free and the couple are rebuilding their lives, working together at ‘The Butcher and his Wife’ in the new Mandurah Forum.

“For the last two years it’s been absolutely horrendous but we’ve come out of it really good now,” Emma said.

“Harrison was diagnosed in February 2015 with neuroblastoma and he had a year of pretty intense treatment, lots of surgeries, lots of chemotherapy.”

“Andrew worked different places over the last couple of years, but I must admit it’s been hard and the focus was on Harrison, it wasn’t on anything else.”

Andrew and Emma are dedicated to helping fund childhood cancer research and are raising funds for Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research (Inc.) (CLCRF). Their store, ‘The Butcher and his Wife’ has been raising money for CLCRF by selling packets of sunflower seeds and yellow ribbons through the Sowing the Seeds for Child Cancer Research fundraiser to raise awareness for Childhood Cancer in September.

“We’re going to promote childhood cancer awareness month, which is all of September, and I just want everyone to know that we will be selling ‘seeds of hope’ for $5 and we’re selling gold ribbons for a dollar,” explained Emma.

If you would also like to raise awareness for childhood cancer and help others, like the Williams family, email us now to order your packets of sunflower seeds to sell at schools, clubs or workplaces!


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!


Volunteer for the CLCRF!

Want to make a real difference for children and families struggling with cancer? Volunteer for Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation Inc.!

There are lots of different jobs for volunteers like: collecting donations, crowd control, help in exciting events. Gain great experience that you could even use for your resume, have fun, feel great, meet amazing people and make a real difference in the lives of children and families fighting cancer!

To find out how you can volunteer just call (08) 9363 7400 or head over to our volunteer page.


Exclusive Friends of Finlay Sleeping Bags

On 25 November 2017 Friends of Finlay, a local WA family who are living through childhood cancer, are excited to be hosting the first Friends of Finlay Camp Out in support of us the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.) (CLCRF).

Finlay Higgs is a lively little blonde and blue-eyed three-year-old boy who went through more than two years of chemotherapy treatments to treat a rare form of childhood cancer, Hepatoblastoma. The Friends of Finlay Camp Out overnight at Lathlain Park will bring the community together to raise awareness for the need for more research into Hepatoblastoma and raise funds for the CLCRF. You can now order your exclusive Friends of Finlay sleeping bags!

These sleeping bags are custom-made for the event and we only have 100 available so be quick and order your amazing Friends of Finlay sleeping bag today for just $75 + GST each. The sleeping bag would fit children under 140cm in height and is really comfortable. Children will love these sleeping bags and won’t want to sleep anywhere else!

The details are:
• The price is $75 + GST (funds raised go towards the CLCRF and the cost of the bag)
• 140 long x 65 cm wide and fits children under 140cm in height
• made of 400T nylon
• the lining is grey matte polyester
• the filling is 60 per cent duck down making it soft, warm and cosy!

If you would like to purchase a Friends of Finlay sleeping bag please head to the Friends of Finlay Camp Out page and order yours today! Don’t delay because they will go fast!


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 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.”


Climb for a Smile to Support Children with Cancer!

This event has unfortunately been canceled.

Climb for a Smile with hundreds of people on Sunday 10 September! Participants will walk or run up 50 floors (that’s 1,042 steps) of Brookfield’s 108 St George’s Terrace to raise funds for children’s charities including Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.).

Hosted by Rotary WA, Climb for a Smile kicks off from 7:30am on Sunday 10 September. Corporate professionals through to school students will be walking or running up 50 floors to raise money for the charities. The climb will only take 10 minutes up to one hour depending on your fitness level. Register now!

One of the climbers on the day will be Mark Daniels, a 24-year-old Through Knee Amputee currently serving in the Royal Australian Navy, who will be going up the stairs with a prosthetic leg. After a near fatal motorbike crash in December 2015 where he lost his leg, Mark now dedicates himself to keeping fit and motivating others by using his story to inspire and educate. Mark explains why he wants to participate.

“These kids are facing something that most of us couldn’t even comprehend as adults let alone as a child. I want to show them that their disabilities don’t limit their abilities at all, when life throws you a curve ball you’ve got to hit back as hard as you can. They’ve been given the short straw and it’s going to be a huge journey but as long as they keep pushing, then they will reach the top.”

Here’s your chance to raise vital funds for cancer research for CLCRF in an active, fun event. Head over to and register yourself or your team and raise funds for CLCRF. If you have a team of greater than four, email Rob Bunning.

Podcast: Mark Daniels on 6PR – Monday 14 August – 1:45pm

Podcast: Mark Daniels on 98five with Jeziel on Drive – Friday 18 August – 4:20pm

Podcast: Mark Daniels on 6IX – Wednesday 23 August – 7:20am


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

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



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 and start your fundraising page so that you can be sponsored to run and raise money for CLCRF!


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 and start a fundraising page. For those who would prefer to give to the CLCRF rather than run, then you can sponsor OCK Lawyers.