Perth Tradie Expo 2018

Greeted by beautiful weather, the Perth Tradie Expo was held at Ascot Racecourse from Friday 22 June through to Sunday 24 June. It was a great opportunity for tradies and DIY enthusiasts to discover the latest tools and machinery and a great chance to find an end-of-the-financial-year bargain.

Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.) were invited to the Expo this year to collect gold coin donations for entry. Our team of wonderful volunteers helped collect entry donations on all three days of the Expo from generous tradies and the public. A grand total of $5,182.45 was raised by the volunteers over the weekend!

A big thank you goes out to Toolmart for inviting the Foundation to collect donations again, the generous tradies who gave and also to our amazing volunteers for giving up their time to collect donations for child cancer research! We are looking forward to returning to the Expo in 2019!

Congratulations to the Raffle Winner!

Our ‘Lucky Numbers’ Raffle #45 (Permit No LS211195618) was drawn on Thursday 28 June. The winning ticket was no. 11147.
The Winner of the $15,000 CASH has now been contacted and is extremely HAPPY!

Our next raffle has started and is drawn on 31 October – if you would like to purchase tickets – please ring our Raffle Hotline 1300 139 651 OR head to our raffle website.

Thanks to all who supported this raffle and helped raise money for vital research into childhood cancers!

Pyjamas & Dancing For Child Cancer Research

In May, the Sharon Biddle School of Dance  held a ‘Pyjama Week’ at the school where kids were invited to wear their pyjamas to all their dance classes and put a gold coin in a tin to raise money for the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.).

At the end of the week, they held a ‘Lights Out Disco’ where kids paid $10 per ticket, which included pizza and a drink. With light-up products to buy, an opportunity to get their nails painted or hair braided, games and lots of dancing, everyone had a blast!

“We’re all very happy with the amount raised and the kids at the studio have had lots of fun,” said Sharon Biddle.

Throughout the week, the school raised an amazing $2,008!

Thank you so much to Sharon and the children of the Sharon Biddle School of Dance for wearing pyjamas and dancing for child cancer research!

We are now a part of the Western Charity Alliance

Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.) is excited to be a part of the Western Charity Alliance! The CLCRF and three other charities have united to form the Western Charity Alliance; A charity collective that allows you to support four West Australian charities simultaneously to give more back to your community.

It also allows the Alliance partners to minimise fundraising costs and share the resources required to connect supporters with the impact each charity makes in WA —A unique example of how charities can work together to make a difference.

The Alliance enables community members to jointly purchase raffle tickets supporting all four causes. Find out how it all works in the video.

Buy your Western Charity Alliance raffle tickets here and support child cancer research at:

$16,000 Raised from the Dance for a Cure Quiz Night!

Our Dance for A Cure Quiz Night on Friday 8 June at Lathlain Function Centre was a phenomenal success and we raised $16,000!

We would like to thank everybody who helped us make it a memorable night!

It was very encouraging to see 50 per cent of the room return from the previous year. Our goal this year was to beat last year’s incredible total of $11,000 raised and we definitely achieved our goal.

The money we raised will go towards funding the Dance for A Cure 2018 event, this year being held in November in Forrest Place.

So many wonderful people gave generously and made the night an event to remember. With a three-way tie for first place coming down to a heads and tails toss and a booming $16,000 raised, it was a fantastic night. Looks like we’ll have our work cut out for us next year after smashing last year’s total!

Please keep an eye out for our official announcement this week of the Dance for A Cure 2018 event, the music, the very special guest dancer and how our Perth dance schools can get involved. If you haven’t joined our closed group head over now to:

Phones for Cancer Research

Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.) received a different kind of donation from Westgold Resources Ltd., a top 10 Australian gold producer, recently on Thursday, 31 May. Chris and Danielle from Westgold Resources Ltd donated a large box full of old mobile phones. They were excited to collect these unused phones around their office to be donated to the CLCRF as part of the Aussie Recycling Program (ARP). The ARP donates funds to the Foundation in exchange for receiving old phones.

Not only does this type of giving contribute to child cancer research, but it also stops phones from being placed in landfill and preserves the environment as parts are salvaged and materials can be put back into productive use. Any remaining materials are sent by the ARP for disposal in an environmentally friendly manner with licenced recyclers.

Recently, the CLCRF has been receiving many old phone donations from Perth and even from the Eastern States. Since being associated with the ARP in 2008, the CLCRF has received over $8,000 in donations through the program!

If you or your organisation would like to make a lasting contribution to child cancer research while also helping the environment, why not collect old mobile phones and donate them to the CLCRF?

Give us a call during office hours on (08) 9363 7400 to find out more about donating phones!

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