Fun filled family night out supporting children’s cancer research

Radio Interview: 98.5 SonshineFM – Friday 30 August 2019

Event organiser for the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation, Kylie Dalton joined Bec in the studio to invite us all to a big family night out!

Sweet sounds take centre stage at the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation’s (CLCRF) big family event of the year.

The annual CLCRF Family Night Out features the exceptional Perth Symphony Orchestra (PSO) performing two sets of their family favourites. At Gloucester Park on Saturday, November 9,

Kids get free entry while adult tickets are $45. Proceeds from Family Night Out support the outstanding work of the CLCRF, which raises funds for research into childhood cancers.

As well as hearing the world-class PSO perform, families can revel in the festive spirit while supporting a worthwhile cause. They can bring their own picnic (no BYO alcohol) or enjoy a meal from a variety of food trucks on site. Fun children’s activities include face painting, bubbles, cuddly animal farm, bouncy castles and more!

The PSO’s song list includes all-time favourites from shows Frozen, The Lion King and The Greatest Showman and songs originally performed by Katy Perry, David Bowie and Taylor Swift.

Gates open at 4.30pm, with the musical acts starting at 5.30pm.

$5,324 raised for CLCRF at the Chevron City to Surf

The Chevron City to Surf took place on Sunday 25 August, with thousands of runners and walkers hitting the Perth pavement in near-perfect conditions.

A big thank you to those who participated in the event to raise money for CLCRF – Gary Bentel, Julie Rosenthal and Kate Lamers. Because of the wonderful efforts of these three participants, a combined total of $5,324 was raised for the Foundation, far exceeding previous years!

We would particularly like to acknowledge the admirable fundraising efforts by Gary. Gary was able to raise a total of $4821.70, which put him in 7th place on the individual fundraising leader board – a tremendous achievement!

Gary has been supporting CLCRF since 2007 and his decision to participate in the City to Surf’s 12km run this year stemmed from his desire to do more for the Foundation.

“The hills on the City to Surf were really challenging,” said Gary. “But just thinking about the hills and challenges that kids with Leukaemia have to overcome made them a breeze and I’m really grateful I could support CLCRF.”

Not only has Gary, Julie and Kate’s participation helped to raise important funds for childhood cancer research, but they have also helped to raise more awareness in the Perth community.

The Chevron City to Surf is a wonderful community-based fun run and we look forward to seeing the participation and fundraising efforts at next year’s event!

Are you interested in supporting CLCRF in a fun run this year? The Color Run Perth, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is on 20 October 2019 at the Claremont Showground. This is a 5km untimed event catering to everyone from first time runners to seasoned athletes. Register now and start fundraising for CLCRF!

Trekking for charity: Local great-grandmother to ride 600kms in fight against children’s cancer

Source: Mandurah Mail
Written by: Justin Rake August 27 2019 – 9:35AM

South Yunderup great-grandmother Paula Prynne will prove age is no barrier while raising money for the Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation when she cycles her way from Subiaco to Augusta next month.

The 80-year-old local will be riding a whopping 600 kilometres over six days as part of the annual South West Bike Trek, setting out from the charity’s base on October 13.

From there she and her group of fellow cyclists will hit the road bound for stops in Fairbridge, Preston, Harvey, Eaton, Busselton and Margaret River before finally ending their course in Augusta.

For Prynne, who has been cycling just short of two years now, it will be her longest ride to date.

But the Mandurah Over 55 Cycling Club member holds little nerves, claiming her training has put her in good stead.

“I’m not overly nervous at all, no,” she said.

“I’ve been training quite thoroughly for this, riding roughly 250kms per week, and I’ll be riding with a group so it’s completely safe.

“It’s not compulsory for participants to finish the ride but I’m quite confident I can get it done.”

Prynne took up cycling as a means to improve her overall health back in 2017, with the hobby quickly becoming a passion.

She completed her first charity event after participating in the Great Ocean Ride last year, and plans to make raising money for a worthy cause through cycling an annual tradition.

“I think a lot of it is about having a sense of purpose,” she said.

“I find cycling gives me something to look forward to and I honestly just love it.

“And if I can take the thing I love doing and use it to raise money to help these kids that might be going through hell, then that’s all the better.

“My family are all extremely supportive so that helps a lot too.”

Prynne rides with the Mandurah Over 55 Cycling Club twice a week, while carrying out her own 40km rides almost daily.

It’s a testing workload, but she’s adamant she has no plans to slow up just yet.

“I’ll keep doing it for as long as I can,” she said.

“It’s a real sense of achievement that I find invaluable.”

To find our more about the 2019 South West Bike Trek’s cause, visit

Make Dad’s Day this Father’s Day!

Father’s Day is just around the corner! Are you stuck on ideas on what to get dad? Why not get him a 19|20 Entertainment Membership!

More useful than a toolkit, the Entertainment Membership has so many great offers on dining, movies, travel and other activities that your dad will love!

What’s even better is that if you purchase your membership before Father’s Day on Sunday 1 September, you will go into the draw to win the ultimate Father’s Day prize.

One lucky purchaser will win an amazing AFL Grand Final package, including 2 tickets to the 2019 Toyota AFL Grand Final, accommodation at Melbourne Shortstay Apartments, a $400 Jetstar flight voucher AND dinner for two at the award-winning Red Spice Road. Now that will really make dad’s day!

An Entertainment Book is the gift that keeps on giving, with over $20,000 worth of value for just $70. We don’t know about you, but we think this sounds way better than getting dad socks or jocks!

20% of every Entertainment Membership sold goes towards continuing the important research into childhood cancer. So not only will you be making dad’s day, but you will also be helping CLCRF’s commitment to ensure future generations can live cancer free.

Get your Entertainment Membership now!

Making a Difference with Beyond Bank

We are so thrilled to have received a generous donation of $3,236, thanks to Beyond Bank and their Community Reward Program. This program is a unique way for CLCRF supporters to contribute to childhood cancer research just by having a savings account with Beyond Bank.

We would like to thank Beyond Bank and their wonderful customers who have chosen CLCRF as their charity of choice with their Community Reward Account. This type of community support is so important for the Foundation to continue the important research into childhood cancer, to ensure future generations can live cancer free.

The Community Reward Account allows supporters to save their money and in return CLCRF receive a Community Reward Payment, based on the combined average annual balances of all supporter’s savings. Basically, the more you save, the more Beyond Bank will donate.

If you want to help make a difference with Beyond Bank and help support the Foundation, head on over to their website and start a Community Reward Account today!

Over $5,000 raised through Facebook

Did you know you can create your own fundraiser for CLCRF through Facebook?

Facebook’s partnership with PayPal through the PayPal Giving Fund has allowed users to set up their own fundraisers on the platform to support a charity of their choice. This wonderful initiative was established late last year and we are so pleased to announce that so far a total of $5,940.31 has been raised for the Foundation!

We are so glad to see our supporters making use of this exciting way to fundraise! This is a particularly great initiative to help make your birthday even more meaningful, with Facebook now prompting users to create a fundraiser ahead of their special day. If you create a birthday fundraiser, your friends will be invited to help you support the cause.

The service allows for secure online donations and there are no fees for the organisation or individual donors, meaning 100% of the funds are distributed towards childhood cancer research when you choose to fundraise for CLCRF.

CLCRF supports PayPal and Facebook’s commitment to enable greater charitable giving and we are happy to be able to give our supporters an easily accessible and uncomplicated way to fundraise.

If you would like to fundraise for CLCRF through Facebook, all you have to do is click the “create” button on the top of your Facebook page, then select the “Fundraiser” option. When asked what charity to donate to, simply search for “Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation” and you will see our account.

Regular Giving

Have you ever thought of becoming a Regular Giver?

Regular donations enable the Foundation to plan for the future and helps to give us financial stability. It is also one of the most cost-effective and convenient ways to support childhood cancer research! By choosing to receive a one-off receipt at the end of each financial year, you are able to easily keep track of your tax-deductible gifts. Weekly, monthly, quarterly, or any interval of your choice, it’s that easy.

Regular donations, no matter how big or small, help us to ensure our vital funding of childhood cancer research continues.

Please phone (08) 9363 7400 today to request a donation form and join our family of Regular Givers.

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