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Making a difference on their special day

Earlier this year, good friends of the Foundation, Nicole Carey and Gary Ronayne, got married in the beautiful town of Athlone, Ireland. On the biggest day of their lives, they decided to help make a difference in the lives of children facing a cancer diagnosis.

In lieu of wedding favours, Nicole and Gary chose to make a donation towards childhood cancer research at CLCRF on behalf of each guest. A total of $300 was donated towards the Foundation thanks to the couple’s generous incentive.

“Thank you for being part of our special day,” read the wedding favour cards that greeted guests on their table. “We have made a donation in your honour to The Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation. We feel the best gift we can give is the gift of helping others.”

The couple are great friends of the Foundation and long-time supporters of the cause. Gary is involved with the Morley Gaels Gaelic Football Association who have been supporting CLCRF for many years, having donated nearly $10,000 to the Foundation. The club also proudly wears the CLCRF logo on their shirts.

With Nicole originally from Belfast in Northern Ireland and Gary from Cork in Ireland, they decided to marry in the middle –  Athlone, a beautiful town on the River Shannon.

We would like to thank Nicole and Gary for their generosity and for thinking of the Foundation on such a special and momentous occasion in their lives.

Donating in lieu of wedding favours is a growing trend that speaks to the desire to make a difference in the world. By helping to raise funds for important research into childhood cancer, we couldn’t think of a more meaningful way to thank guests for their presence.

Are you or someone you know planning on tying the knot soon? Or maybe you have a birthday, christening or another special event coming up? Get in contact with us today via email or on (08) 9363 7400 about making a donation to childhood cancer research in lieu of gifts!

 

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Give back this holiday season through the Paypal Giving Fund

On December 3, PayPal announced their exciting new #GivingTuesday campaign, giving all not-for-profit organisations and charities the chance to receive extra funds throughout the holiday season!

Donors simply need to make a donation through the PayPal Giving Fund and PayPal will match 10% of that donation for the chosen charity.

That means, if you make a $100 donation to CLCRF, the Foundation will actually receive $110! This is a wonderful way for our supporters to help us raise extra funds for childhood cancer research during the season of giving.

The PayPal Giving fund allows for secure online donations with no fees for organisations or individual donors, meaning you can rest assured that 100% of the funds will be distributed directly to the Foundation.

Donations will be matched on a first come, first served basis until December 31 or until a $50,000 donation cap has been reached. So be sure to make the most of this generous offer while it lasts and help support childhood cancer research.

Donate through the PayPal Giving Fund now!

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2019 Annual General Meeting

On Monday 2 December, Foundation members and invited guests attended the 26th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation at the scenic Wembley Golf Course.

Chairman Geoff Cattach, Chief Executive Officer Andrea Alexander and Treasurer Kim Williamson each gave their reports on the Foundation’s operations during the 2018/2019 financial year.

“I am pleased to report that we have achieved a more than acceptable financial outcome for the year under review,” said Geoff. “In fact we can report that the Foundation’s financial position has enabled us to meet all our ongoing research funding commitments and, in some instances, increase the level of funding.”

The AGM was an excellent opportunity for Foundation members to gain a better understanding of the incredible work that they are supporting, with Dr W. Joost Lesterhuis giving a presentation on behalf of the CLCRF-funded Sarcoma Group at the Telethon Kids Institute.

Joost explained the group’s aim to identify new treatments for young people with sarcoma and to develop immunotherapy approaches that can be applied during surgery in order to prevent relapse.

The AGM was followed by the annual pre-Christmas Cocktail Party, where guests enjoyed delicious canapés and drinks overlooking the beautiful golf course and lake.

The Foundation would like to thank those who joined us at the AGM and Christmas Party. Our wonderful members are critical to the ongoing success of our Foundation. As a member, you can not only take pleasure in knowing you are helping to raise funds for childhood cancer research, but you will also be invited to participate in our exciting events each year.

Do you have friends, family members or colleagues that you think might like to get involved with CLCRF? Encourage them to become a member today!

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Christmas competition: Jump in and support ongoing cancer research

For 40 years, the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation has been raising funds for research into many childhood cancers. Australia has one of the highest incidents of childhood cancer in the world, and we lose three precious young lives to cancer every week. The numbers are startling and highlight why ongoing research into a cure is absolutely critical.

Fifty years ago, only 2% of children diagnosed with cancer would survive. Today, medical research has allowed survival rates to reach 80% on some childhood cancers, but there’s still much work to be done. Our Foundation relies on the generosity and support of the local community to continue supporting that vital research, so future generations can live cancer free.

As part of our current Christmas appeal, we are pleased to announce that our friends at Vuly Play have kindly donated an Ultra Medium Trampoline valued at $849. This trampoline is the safest on the market and built with a range of features – including a tightly woven no-gap net, springs that are totally external to the trampoline enclosure, and a self-closing entry. Vuly prides itself in making only the best play equipment. From kids climbing frames, to swings and trampolines, their products are built to withstand Australia’s harsh weather conditions and are also water and rust resistant.

Australia’s most popular trampoline would offer a fun and entertaining addition to any backyard! As a valued supporter of the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation, you now have the chance to win this fabulous prize! Enter now!

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Boar Swamp Campdraft Raises over $7000 for Childhood Cancer Research!

The Boar Swamp Campdraft took place last month, from November 22 to November 24. The popular event was held at the McLarty family’s Blythewood farm near Pinjarra, with funds raised going towards CLCRF.

Campdrafting is a uniquely Australian sport that dates back to the late 1800s and involves a horse and a rider working cattle for the coveted title of the best stockhorse and rider.

The Boar Swamp Campdraft Club have been supporting the Foundation for a number of years now and we couldn’t be more grateful for their wonderful efforts!

This year, not only did the club pledge $3500 for the Foundation, but campdrafter Jacob Walmsley also kindly offered his face to raise extra funds. Thanks to the wonderful generosity of the crowd, Jacob was able to raise an additional $4349.35 and is now sporting a bad mullet, no eyebrows, half a beard and a bald crown.

That’s an incredible total of $7,849.35 going towards childhood cancer research!

We would like to congratulate the organisers on another successful campdraft event, as well as all of the competitors and winners. We sincerely appreciate the Boar Swamp Campdraft Club’s ongoing support and contribution to our cause. We look forward to continuing this relationship well into the future!