Congratulations to our latest raffle winner!

Our latest Raffle #53 was drawn Friday 26 February (Permit Number: LS214044920) and we are excited to announce that the winning ticket was no. 131691!

We would like to thank everyone who supported this raffle and helped raise funds for vital research into childhood cancers.

Our next raffle has now started and will be drawn on June 29. If you would like to purchase tickets, head to our raffle website.

Kade donates pocket money to child cancer research

At the Foundation, we are always in awe of the generosity and kindness of our supporters, especially when they are so young. Recently, we were delighted to receive a $13 pocket money donation from a thoughtful 11-year-old named Kade. Every year, Kade saves a portion of his pocket money and donates it to a cause of his choice in December or early January. For the second year in a row, we are so pleased that Kade has chosen to support CLCRF.

Childhood cancer is a cause close to Kade’s heart as he has a friend who has been battling leukaemia since 2014. His friend went into remission not long after his diagnosis, however, the cancer returned, and he spent more than a year out of school undergoing further treatment.

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An Aussie Day BBQ Fundraiser!

There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned BBQ to catch up with friends, have some fun and enjoy great food. Sue and Owen Breasley have taken this one step further by also using it as a way to make a real difference in the community.

For the past 5 years, Sue and Owen have hosted an Australia Day BBQ Fundraiser at their home, where their friends come together to raise money for an important cause. This year, we are so grateful for their decision to support our Foundation!

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Surprise your Valentine with the gift of savings!

Valentine’s day is almost here! No idea what to get your partner? An Entertainment Membership is the perfect gift to show them you love them, offering amazing discounts on a great selection of restaurants, arts, attractions, accommodation and shopping.

An Entertainment Membership is 100% digital, allowing you and your partner to conveniently search, save, and redeem thousands of up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers near you. Date nights just got a whole lot cheaper! Better yet, these offers are constantly being updated and added, so you can be ensured amazing value all year round.The best part? For every Membership sold, 20% of the funds will go towards CLCRF. So not only are you giving your partner the wonderful gift of savings, but you are also helping to support the vital research into childhood cancers.

So, what are you waiting for? Purchase your Entertainment Membership now and get ready to spoil your partner this Valentine’s Day!

Kerrin’s #WorldCancerDay Pledge

Today is World Cancer Day, an initiative that encourages everyone to speak out and stand up for a cancer-free future. It is also an important reminder that cancer can affect anyone, even children. CLCRF ambassador Kerrin Hampson is never one to shy away from speaking out about the gruelling disease, her son Marley was diagnosed with leukaemia over a decade ago and is still dealing with the side-effects to this day.

“What can I do?” asks Kerrin. “I can share Marley’s story. Increasing awareness that kids get cancer too is important. Those lucky enough to survive can be left with myriad side effects… or none. It’s a raffle no one wants to win. After 3-and-a-bit years of chemotherapy, Marley is now 7.5 years off treatment. Like many survivors, he will have appointment palooza next week. My wish is for kinder treatments so that others have a future filled with hope. The only way is up from here. I will raise funds for research and better outcomes.”

If you would like to learn more about Kerrin and Marley’s post-treatment story, you can revisit our latest appeal.

To support Kerrin and help us in our commitment to ensure more children can live long and fulfilling lives, make a donation towards childhood cancer research today.

World Cancer Day – Together, all of our actions matter

World Cancer Day is a leading international awareness day that takes place every February 4, led by the Union for International Cancer Control.

Created in 2000, World Cancer Day has grown into a positive movement for everyone, everywhere to unite under one voice to face one of our greatest challenges in history. The annual initiative is a powerful reminder that we all have a role to play in reducing the global impact of cancer. This year’s World Cancer Day Theme “I Am and I Will” is all about you and your commitment to act. Here are some simple ways you can take action this World Cancer Day (and every other day):

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Leo’s meaningful first birthday

First birthdays are such a special milestone in a family’s life. It’s a time to celebrate the little human you brought into the world by letting your loved ones shower them with affection and gifts.

For Leo Kilgallon’s first birthday, his parents asked their family and friends to consider giving their son a more meaningful gift than toys, a donation towards childhood cancer research.

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A barrel of funds raised for childhood cancer research

Last September, the Foundation received a very generous donation of $3,600 from The Old Barrelhouse. These funds were raised through a raffle, where whisky-enthusiasts purchased tickets for the chance to win a bottle of Jack Daniels Barrel Strength Whisky via a Facebook page called “Down Under JD Community.”

The first $1000 was raised in just 36 minutes and there were 106 different ticket holders, with a total of 722 tickets sold.

“The reason why we chose to support CLCRF is because cancer has touched both my business partner and I, losing family and friends in the past,” said David MK, co-owner of The Old Barrelhouse.

The Old Barrelhouse is an Australian owned and operated company, founded by two men with a shared passion for great whisky. The company sells a range of antique, limited edition and hard to find whiskies, and offers the largest Australian whisky portfolio on the planet.

We would like to thank The Old Barrelhouse, Down Under JD Community, and everyone who bought a raffle ticket. This incredible community support will go a long way in supporting childhood cancer research!

Lightening the leukaemia load for kids with Down syndrome

Source: First published Monday 14 September 2020 by the Telethon Kids Institute

Kids born with Down syndrome are at high risk of an array of health problems – including issues with sight, hearing, heart defects, bone complications, immune disorders and learning difficulties. One of the lesser-known complications is their increased risk of childhood leukaemia.

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Become a regular giver in 2021

The beginning of a new year provides a great opportunity to set resolutions and think about what positive changes you can make in your life. Giving more regularly to charity is a simple yet powerful way to help make a real difference AND feel good about yourself!

No matter how big or small, a regular donation to CLCRF will help us continue the ground-breaking research into childhood cancers, so that future generations of children can live cancer-free.

Regular donations enable the Foundation to plan for the future and it will help give us the financial stability we need, especially after the uncertainty of 2020.

When becoming a regular giver, you can choose to donate weekly, monthly, quarterly or any other interval of your choice. You will then receive a one-off receipt at the end of each financial year so you can easily keep track of your tax-deductible gifts.

If you would like to become a regular giver, please contact our office at (08) 9363 7400 or send us an email to request a donation form.

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