CLCRF teams up with The Karalee on Preston for the 2018 Christmas Appeal

What would a Christmas tree be without a few baubles sprinkled throughout it?

CLCRF’s Christmas Appeal has taken the humble ornament to the next level, teaming up with The Karalee on Preston in a unique incentive for patrons to donate.

Visitors to the venue can purchase a Bauble over the bar for any donation amount they choose and then place it on the beautiful Christmas tree.

Donors then fill in their details on the back and CLCRF will collect the Baubles and send receipts out at the end of the Christmas period. It’s that simple!

The Karalee on Preston opened in 1975 and recently won the WA’s Best Casual Dining Pub 2018 award.

CLCRF would like to thank the venue for their continued support of the 2018 Christmas Appeal.

Remembering WA’s generous philanthropist Stan Perron

Last Friday morning, 96-year-old Stan Perron passed away at his home, survived by wife Jean, three children and seven grandchildren.

His multi-billion dollar empire of property, iron ore, and the WA distribution rights to Toyota cars will remain in the Perron family, most likely with daughter Elizabeth, but that’s not the only legacy the savvy businessman leaves behind.

Stan and Jean have supported a wide variety of institutions for many years. The Perron family have given away vast sums of money to tens of charities, one of those being CLCRF, and Stan warmed the hearts of many with his enduring commitment to ethical behaviour – championing integrity, respect, excellence, team work and compassion.

CLCRF CEO Andrea Alexander said Mr Perron was a regular donor to the organisation, helping to fund research into childhood cancers.

“The Foundation was saddened to learn of Mr Stan Perron’s recent passing.  The Stan Perron Charitable Foundation Ltd have been loyal and strong supporters of CLCRF since 1999.  On behalf of the Foundation Board, it’s members and supporters, we would like to express our deepest sympathy to the Perron family at this very sad time.”

A quote from Stan Perron in 2012, which was targeted at other wealthy individuals in WA, summed up the businessman’s approach to giving in his usual direct manner.

“There’s a lot of people in mining who have made fortunes and don’t give much away,” he said. “They buy boats, but they don’t think of charities much. I think they should give more.”

Stan Perron (2 November 1922 – 23 November 2018)

Toolmart supports CLCRF with donations from selected products

Our generous friends at Toolmart have come up with a unique way to raise funds for CLCRF. Part proceeds from the sale of charity marked products in their catalogue help fund vital research into childhood cancers.

Toolmart’s Loyalty Program includes a number of products in their monthly catalogue that have a HERO gold coin attached to them. Anyone who purchases one of these marked products will automatically have a portion of their sale sent to the donation kitty. 50% of donations are sent right here to CLCRF.

We are extremely thrilled to be able to work with the whole team from Toolmart to develop and promote this program to our members and supporters as well as the general public.

“We are WA owned and operated – and we are supporting WA charities. I hope you all get behind this as it is a great way for Toolmart to further support the Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation,” said Ian Peterson, Sales and Marketing Manager of Toolmart Australia.

We, along with Toolmart, hope to see everyone get behind this initiative and look to buying tools that will help fund child cancer research.

Head to Toolmart to check out this Summer’s catalogue.


CLCRF presented with donation from NIBA Gala Lunch

Back in July, our CEO Andrea Alexander attended the 2018 National Insurance Brokers Association Gala Lunch, held at the Crown Resort. There was a fantastic turn out from those in the insurance industry – with record numbers attending.

Funds were again raised for CLCRF and Cystic Fibrosis WA via auctions during the event.  The Foundation recently received a donation for $3,485, which was half of the funds raised.

NIBA is the peak body of the insurance broking profession in Australia and represents an estimated 90% of all insurance brokers in Australia.

CLCRF would like to thank Dallas Booth, the CEO of NIBA, the Chairman of NIBA WA, Ross Bethell, and to all the WA members for their continued support of the Foundation.

John’s Journey around Australia raises more than $16,000 for child cancer research

At the start of June, John Buchanan left his Bedfordale home on an anticlockwise journey around Australia on his vintage Yamaha X5650 motorbike. 6 weeks later, he finished his gigantic lap of Australia, raising a total of $16,242 for CLCRF.

John achieved this by stopping by at Woolworths stores at each location on his itinerary, rattling the tin, collecting donations and raising awareness of CLCRF. After close family friends lost their grandson to leukaemia late last year, John decided to take action and help raise money for the research into childhood cancers.

As well as the loose change donated by passers-by, many stories were shared of the families affected by leukaemia. Donors took great comfort to know that large strides were being made into finding a cure. John’s support crew consisted of his wife and son who followed John closely in their Toyota Landcruiser with a camper on the back.

Mr Buchanan would also like to thank all the local businesses, family and friends who donated and supported him in his trip through their Everyday Hero page.

Andrea Alexander, CEO of CLCRF said she’s thrilled with the support that John and his family received around Australia.

“We are very grateful for John for this wonderful contribution and would like to also thank all the people who supported him along his journey.”

CLCRF Patron Justin Langer has Optus Stadium stand named in his honour

CLCRF patron and Australian Cricket head coach Justin Langer has been immortalised at Optus Stadium after the southern end of the ground was named in his honour.

The Justin Langer Stand was officially unveiled last weekend in front of the Australian team and coach, who admitted to feeling overwhelmed by the attention.

“I’ve been to the WACA since I was a little kid with the John Inverarity Stand and the Lillee Marsh Stand so to have something like this is incredibly humbling,” Langer said.

“When you start out as a little kid you don’t set out to have a grandstand named after you so it is an unbelievable feeling. I feel quite emotional at the moment to be completely frank with you.

“To be standing here now as the coach of the Australian cricket team and to have been able to have a life in cricket, it’s a bit surreal really.”

It’s been a busy 6 weeks for JL. The West Coast Eagles – a club Justin sits on the board for – won their 4th premiership and it was revealed after the final that he helped inspire the team to victory with a rousing speech earlier in the season.

Langer’s Australian side are currently in action against South Africa in the ODI series, after losing to Pakistan in a 3 game T20 series.

CLCRF would like to congratulate patron Justin Langer on his achievements so far with the Australian cricket team.

Dance for A Cure 2018 Sadly Cancelled

The Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation (CLCRF) regrets to announce the cancellation of Dance for A Cure for 2018. Due to lack of registrations, the event will be unable to take place on Sunday 18 November.

The event was set to raise funds for Telethon and CLCRF, a charity that funds research into cancers that affect children and their families. Childhood cancer is the single greatest cause of death from disease in Australian children, with three losing their lives to cancer every week.

Event organiser Kylie Dalton is disheartened by the event outcome stating that sadly to make the event successful, so many more registrations were needed.

“It takes a long time and a lot of people to put an event like this on, so when we are faced with a situation like this it breaks all of our hearts. I am just devastated for the dancers and the families that did register early, and have been practising to get their steps right. I know we will find a way for Dance for A Cure to come back, just maybe not in this format. I want to personally thank my volunteer team that have worked alongside of me to get us to this point and gratefully know you will come back to help with whatever we do next.”

Refunds are being offered to all registrants. An email has been sent out to all that registered, explaining the process for either seeking a refund or donating their registration cost to CLCRF. Information regarding this process can also be found on the Dance for A Cure website:

CLCRF Chief Executive Officer, Andrea Alexander is grateful for the efforts of all involved in putting together this event.

“We would like to thank all of the volunteers that have invested hours into Dance for A Cure and we share their disappointment and sadness that it was unable to go ahead. Thanks also to our sponsors who once again supported this event, we hope to work with them again in the future on other projects.”

The Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation sincerely apologise for the cancellation, and hope that your support for the charity will continue. With your contribution, CLCRF can continue making a difference in the lives of children and families struggling with cancer.

Should you have further questions about this event cancellation, please contact event organisers.

Dance for a Cure 2018: Kylie Dalton speaks to 89.7 Twin Cities FM

Earlier today, Kylie Dalton from CLCRF was a special guest of Sue Myc’s mornings show on Twin Cities FM to discuss Dance for a Cure 2018.

Kylie shared her passion and excitement of the event with Twin Cities listeners which supports child cancer research in a fun and engaging way with the general public.

Next Sunday, Forrest Place will be awash with choreographed vibrant dancing from hundreds of families in superhero costumes to raise vital funds and awareness for Telethon.

Listen to the full interview below:

In its fifth year, Dance for A Cure has always left participants thrilled, inspired and eager to keep dancing.

The event has raised almost $80,000 for Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation (CLCRF) to continue their important ground-breaking research so that future generations of children will be the ones to live cancer free.

Experienced choreographer Ashanti Suriyam from The Dance Workshop has crafted this year’s routine to Bonnie Tyler’s chart topping hit, Holding Out for a Hero, for the public to learn before the big day.

A rehearsal will take place the week before on Sunday 11 November at Lathlain Oval, Lathlain.

Five other dance schools from across Perth will also be performing their own showcase routines before ‘exiting stage left’ for the general public to strut their stuff in their hero outfits.

Children’s TV star from the 80’s and Telethon Mascot Fat Cat will dust off his dancing paws and join in with the kids and adults for the main performance.

Congratulations to the Raffle Winner!

Our ‘Lucky Numbers’ Raffle #46 (Permit No LS211268918) was drawn on Wednesday 31 October. The winning ticket was no. 05770.

Congratulations to Sam from Caltex Livingston for being the lucky $15,000 cash prize winner. Sam has been buying CLCRF raffle tickets for years and was delighted to have actually won! All the more reason to keep supporting CLCRF and their work.

Our next raffle has started and is drawn on 28 February 2019 – 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!


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