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Help us make a difference this Giving Tuesday!

Giving Tuesday is a global movement that started in 2012 as a way to bring people together to give back to organisations that are making a difference in the community. This year, Giving Tuesday will take place on December 3 and we encourage everyone to help us celebrate through a 24-hour fundraising challenge!

On the day, we ask all of our supporters to consider making a donation to CLCRF, to help us achieve a fundraising goal of $2,000 and prove what a difference a day can make.

So, mark Tuesday 3 December on your calendar and spread the word to your family and friends to come together for a good cause. Every donation counts, no matter how big or small!

A donation to CLCRF can help to make a difference in the lives of children who face a cancer diagnosis, with funds going towards finding better treatments that are more effective and less invasive.

You can make a donation towards CLCRF through our online donation form. Can’t wait for Giving Tuesday? Make your donation today and include Giving Tuesday in the comments so we know what inspired you to donate!

Giving Tuesday can be the perfect opportunity for you to make the most of our CLCRF Christmas bauble offer. Simply make a donation online, mention in the comments that you would like to turn it into a bauble and we will send it to you, along with your receipt, to give as a gift or hang on your Christmas tree!

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Samantha turns 21!

Yesterday, on November 26, we wished a very happy 21st birthday to Samantha McLaurin, a special girl from Kingsley who had a rough start to life. When she was just 5 months old, Samantha was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma and her parents were unsure if this milestone would ever come.

“We didn’t know if she would even make her 1st birthday,” said Samantha’s mum Dianne. “So it’s a bit of hope for all those parents going through this nightmare as our thoughts are constantly with them.”

Dianne recalls a memory with Samantha’s paediatric surgeon that she will always remember, especially now. Dr Ian Gollow, who has now retired, said to Dianne after she questioned Samantha’s post-surgery scar “If all she has is this scar and turns 21, we’ll take that.”

“And that time has come!” Expressed Dianne. “I’ll never forget that and would love to let him see her all grown up.”

“We are so thankful to everyone involved in saving her life 20 years ago.”

Samantha is doing extremely well and currently works in the West Coast Eagles media department. Like her parents, we hope Samantha’s story will bring hope and support to those families who are currently fighting their own battles with childhood cancer.

There is always hope! By continuing to fund the important research at CLCRF, we can help to ensure that more families are greeted with the same positive outcomes as Samantha and her family. Make a donation today!

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Decorate your Christmas Tree with a Donation Bauble!

Not sure what to get your loved ones for Christmas? Or maybe you want to do something a little more meaningful this year? Simply make a donation to CLCRF during Christmas-time and we will send you a special little bauble to give as a gift or hang on your tree!

All you need to do is make a donation online and mention in the comments that you would like to turn your donation into a bauble. We will then send it to you along with your receipt – it really is that easy!

This idea comes from last year’s Christmas Appeal with Karalee on Preston where we took the humble Christmas ornament to the next level in a unique incentive for patrons to donate. Visitors to Karalee on Preston had the opportunity to purchase a bauble over the bar for any donation amount they chose and place it on the pub’s beautiful tree.

We are so excited to announce that we will be collaborating with Karalee on Preston again this year, with their Christmas tree set to go up this week! So head on down to the award-winning pub, try their delicious food, grab yourself a drink and help decorate their Christmas tree with a donation!

At CLCRF, our goal is to continue to raise funds for childhood cancer research in order to find more effective treatments for young children so they can enjoy a better quality of life and be reunited with their families sooner. By helping to fund this important research, a CLCRF bauble makes for a truly special Christmas gift.

Donate online and request your bauble today.

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Give the Gift of Entertainment this Christmas!

‘Tis (almost) the season and Entertainment Book has got your Christmas gifting solved! For the first time ever, they are offering new memberships that will allow you to give the Gift of Entertainment to your family and friends.

The Gift of Entertainment is the perfect Christmas present for a number of reasons:

  • The 12-month membership starts from the day of activation,
  • It’s delivered instantly to your inbox,
  • New offers are added regularly, and
  • It includes thousands of great savings!

But wait, there’s more! 20% of every Gift of Entertainment sold will go towards CLCRF. So not only will you be giving your loved ones an incredible gift that keeps on giving, but you will also be helping to fund the important research into childhood cancer.

Purchase a Gift of Entertainment Membership today!

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A beautiful evening at the 2019 Family Night Out

What started out as an incredibly hot day, turned into a beautiful evening when families and friends came together for the 2019 Family Night Out at Gloucester Park on Saturday, November 9.

The exceptional Perth Symphony Orchestra had everyone singing along and showing off their best dance moves as they performed two sets of their family favourites. There were lots of Disney tunes for the kids and later in the evening mums and dads got to enjoy some current and classic hits from Katy Perry, Smashing Pumpkins, and Ed Sheeran, just to name a few!

Supporting the Perth Symphony Orchestra was the incredibly talented local artist JAX. Her powerhouse vocals were a great indication of the level of talent and entertainment attendees were to expect throughout the night.

Children had the choice of a variety of fun activities to stay entertained all afternoon. There was face-painting, bouncy castles, a cuddly animal farm, giant games, bubbles, and even a slip n slide!

“We absolutely had the best time,” said one attendee. “We couldn’t wipe the smiles off our faces.”

The Family Night Out was all about bridging the gap between cancer research and the community. Kerrin Hampson, whose son underwent treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia when he was just 15-months-old, shared her emotional story with attendees and highlighted the need to continue raising awareness and funds for childhood cancer research.

“This event was the biggest CLCRF have organised and it certainly brought our community together,” said CEO Andrea Alexander.

It’s no surprise that events like these cannot happen without a lot of help and we would like to send our deepest thanks to our wonderful volunteers!

“The CLCRF volunteers did an amazing job in setting up, manning the merchandise tent, kids activities and packing everything away and cleaning up at the end of the night. We could not have done it without them,” Andrea expressed.

“A HUGE thank you to Kylie Dalton who, through sheer determination and negotiation skills, put this event together.”

We would like to thank everyone who came along to this year’s Family Night Out and we hope to see you all again at our next one in 2021!

Stay up to date with the latest news and events at CLCRF by following us on Facebook, Instagram, or signing up for our e-news.

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Give a Donation for Christmas!

Christmas is almost here and it’s time to start thinking about what to give your loved ones. Not sure what to get someone who has everything or maybe you want to give something meaningful instead of participating in the over-the-top consumerism of the holidays? Why not give a donation gift card in lieu of gifts?

Thanks to MyCause, it has never been easier to create and give a charity donation gift card! The website allows you to choose from a variety of designs suitable for all occasions, including birthdays, holidays and Christmas. If you’re feeling extra creative or want to add a personal touch, you can also upload your own card image. The cards can then be customised with text and either emailed or printed at home.

If you are a company looking to give the gift of a donation to your employees or clients, you can even add your company logo and send a gift card to your entire contact list at once.

Giving a gift of a donation to CLCRF is a fantastic idea for a number of reasons. Not only is it quick and easy, but it will also help fund vital research into childhood cancer and make the recipient feel good about themselves.

How to create a donation gift card:

  1. Head to the MyCause Gift Card creation page.
  2. Choose your template and customise your card with text and an optional company logo.
  3. Choose “Donation Gift Card” as your gift card type and search for “Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation.”
  4. Input the donation amount, the name to be shown in the email “from” field, and whether or not you would like to make the donation in honour of a particular person.
  5. Select whether you want to print the gift card at home or send it by email.
  6. Go to the checkout and complete your purchase!
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Kerrin to Shave her Head for Childhood Cancer Research!

In an effort to raise money for the important research into childhood cancer, the amazing Kerrin Hampson is shaving her head… again! Kerrin announced the news at the CLCRF Family Night Out which took place on Saturday, November 9.

Kerrin is no stranger to getting rid of her locks to raise funds for childhood cancer. In 2013, she shaved her head for the first time after her son Marley finished his treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. Then again in November 2017 she got rid of around 30cm of hair to support Finlay Higgs, who was diagnosed with Hepatoblastoma, a rare liver cancer.

Even after Marley finished his treatment, Kerrin and her family have remained involved in raising awareness and funds for research into childhood cancer, with the hope that one day a cure will be found.

We would like to thank Kerrin for her ongoing support of the Foundation and we hope to see her smash her fundraising goal of $1000, with the help of our generous supporters!

If you would like to support Kerrin and the very worthwhile cause, simply make a donation through her Facebook fundraiser page.

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RAC Donates Old Mobile Phones

The Foundation recently received a wonderful donation of old mobile phones from Patrick from the RAC Head Office in West Perth. For a few years now, Patrick has been collecting old mobile phones in-house and donating them to CLCRF in order to help raise funds for childhood cancer research.

CLCRF Executive Assistant Katelyn met with Patrick last week to collect his donation and thank him for his generous efforts. Patrick now aims to expand his mobile phone collection to include other RAC offices around Perth.

This is a fantastic initiative by Patrick! Not only is he helping supporting childhood cancer research, but he is also being environmentally responsible. Thanks to the Aussie Recycling Program, these recycled phones are either refurbished or sent for material recycling, where materials can be recovered and put back into productive use.

In exchange for these old mobile phones, the Aussie Recycling Program donates funds to the Foundation, an initiative we look forward to continuing well into the future.

If you are interested in donating your old mobile phone and helping fund important research into childhood cancer, please contact our office on 08 9363 7400.

 

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Congratulations to the Raffle Winner!

Our latest Raffle #49 was drawn Thursday 31 October. Permit Number: LS211271318. The winning ticket was no. 207098 (sold by Western Charity Alliance).

The winner of the $15,000 cash prize, who incidentally purchased $1,000 worth of tickets, was very excited to be called by CLCRF CEO Andrea Alexander. “I’m overwhelmed and excited by this news, thanks to CLCRF, glad to support the work they do”.

We would like to thank everyone who supported this raffle and helped raised funds for vital research into childhood cancers. Our next raffle has now started and will be drawn on February 28. If you would like to purchase tickets, head to our raffle website.